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Monday, December 1, 2008
By Dave Graybill
As we move into December and the end of the year, let’s consider what fishing opportunities there are to keep anglers busy. First on the list would be Rufus Woods. This is a fishery that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re a boater or shore bound Rufus Woods will keep you busy catching rainbow and triploid rainbow at a good pace, and even offers some good perch fishing. When a huge number of triploids “escaped” from the net pens last year, interest in fishing at Rufus wood skyrocketed. It still draws big crowds and although not as many really huge triploids are being taken, the numbers of fish caught keeps anglers coming back. Steelhead fishing can really hit its stride in December, particularly on the upper Columbia River. Although steelhead won’t spawn until next spring, the majority have reached the area they call home and get more aggressive. Trout fishing on lakes like Roses, near Chelan and Fish Lake, near Lake Wenatchee will be very good until they freeze. Whitefish are the targets on some local rivers. Remember, you can’t use bait on rivers with steelhead seasons. Those in the know can have great days of whitefish action, with tasty results.