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Anglers anchor to catch Rufus Woods rainbows

Fishing guide Brian Whitney of Manson holds a fly-caught triploid rainbow trout caught in Lake Rufus Woods on Nov. 3, 2011. (Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service)
Fishing guide Brian Whitney of Manson holds a fly-caught triploid rainbow trout caught in Lake Rufus Woods on Nov. 3, 2011. (Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service)

FISHING — “There are plenty of 2- to 4-pound triploid rainbows to be caught in the lower end of Lake Rufus Woods,” downstream from Grand Coulee Dam, says Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service.

We did not get a trolling bite to kick in (this week), but once anchored up we were able to catch fish casting flies and slip-sinkering bait,” he said. 

“Find places from Brandt’s landing and down where you are seeing plenty of activity on the surface and work those fish.  Pautzke’s Fire Bait is a good choice for slip sinkering.  Try casting a Mack’s Lures “Smile Blade Fly” to get those fish on artificials.  A hand twist retrieve worked best.” 




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