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Monday, July 15, 2019
By Dave Graybill
I fished upper Rufus Woods Reservoir with my fishing buddies Brian Nielson and James Lebow last Wednesday. The plan was to get limits of big triploids and then fish for walleye. The fishing for triploid rainbow has been very good this season. Beginning in March of this year the Colville Tribe started planting fish that averaged overall, about 2 1/2 pounds. A total of 44,000 fish have been put into Rufus Woods by the Colville Tribe. The most recent plant of trout was of 11,100 on May 20. These fish weighed an average of 2.75 pounds. So, there’s bunch of fish in the reservoir. We got a late start, looking for fish, and then finding them at the upper net pens. We trolled Rapalas and Flicker Shads on a line that ran past the downstream corner of the pens. We think that the sun shining through may have helped the bite and we had our six-fish limit in about an hour and a half. The triploids were a fat 4 to 6 pounds. We looked down river and on the Nespelem Bar for walleye but in spite of a few bites put nothing in the boat.