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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Eastside outdoor writer finds tough fishing at Rufus Woods

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

Well, I made my trip to Rufus Woods and tried fishing from shore.

I started at the new public access just above the dam. I was surprised to see how much current there was here.  I almost packed some drift gear, but didn’t and that was a big mistake.

I was able to get my sinkers to hold here, but I can see that I would have been much better off drifting some Corkies, lures or bait through here.  I would have covered more water and could have really worked the hole rather than waiting for a fish to show up, and no fish did.

There were no anglers fishing from shore at the Fisher Road access, so I headed up to Brandts Landing, which is six miles from the Fisher Road turnoff.  It was much more comfortable here, no wind and much warmer.

No bites, but I did see one roll near where I had cast my bait.

I went back down to the fishing area near the launch and checked a boat that had come off the water.  They didn’t have any fish either.  Things are about to take a change for the better on Rufus Woods, though.  Be sure to read my report for Friday to see what I mean.

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

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