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Monday, July 2, 2018
By Dave Graybill
I got some very interesting photos from Jerrod Gibbons last week. He says that he heard as many as 10,000 triploids had escaped from the net pens on Rufus Woods Reservoir and he has been catching fish of 3 to 5 pounds. I am not sure about the escape or the numbers but the photos are proof that you can catch some dandy triploids right now on upper Rufus Woods. The fish in the photos show a partially clipped adipose fin. All the triploids in the net pens are supposed to be clipped and these look like they intended to be clipped, but just poorly. According to Gibbons there should be a bunch of these clipped triploids being washed down stream and should be available in good numbers near Bridgeport, below Chief Joseph Dam. Due to unplanned releases of these fish in the past the WDFW has made the limit of adipose fin clipped trout in this area ten a day. If you plan on trying to reduce the number of these triploids in Rufus Woods or below Chief Joseph Dam, you will find them fairly easy to catch. Just be sure that there is good evidence of them being clipped.