Follow us:

Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill still hooking Rufus Woods rainbows

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

If you have been following my reports, I have had some very good fishing at Rufus Woods Reservoir.

I have been trolling above Chief Joseph Dam and catching triploids that have weighed up to 7 and 8 pounds.  Most of the fish are 4 or 5 pounds, and there are smaller fish in the mix, too.

When I start talking about Rufus Woods I always get questions about the shore fishing.  I have observed more people fishing from shore at the Corps of Engineers parks by Fisher and Murphy roads.

My plan is to head up there Friday and give the fishing from shore a try myself.  I want to see how the fishing is at the new public access just above the dam and at the one below the tower.

I will also check on anglers at the other fishing accesses, and may even go up as far as Brandts Landing, which is known as a very good fishing area.

Brandts Landing is about six miles above the dam on the east shore.  It is also a Corps of Engineers park, with parking, fire boxes and restrooms.  I will try a couple of different baits and let you how I do in my next report on Wednesday.

For details or Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►