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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
By Dave Graybill
Anglers who are waiting for the steelhead season to open on the Columbia River near Wenatchee and the Wenatchee could fill time with a trip to Rufus Woods Reservoir. I spent just a couple of hours on the big pond recently with a couple of my fishing buddies and we did pretty good. We landed about 10 fish from 12 inches up to 5 pounds, 10 ounces. I hopped from one of my favorite spots above the launch to the first pump, and immediately got into fish. One of my friend and I were casting flies and the other was trolling a Macks Lure Double Whammy. We had equal success on flies and lures. I got the big one on a small, black Wooly Bugger, with a bead head. I had been told that fishing was better up lake a ways and that turned out to be true. It’s a factor of water temperature. It’s colder further up lake. I was surprised to learn that not many fish had been caught that day. The Colville tribe’s fish checker said we had by far the most and biggest on this particular day. Go up lake and fish shallow is what I would suggest. Casting flies or Super Rooster Tails sure worked great for us.