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Friday, August 14, 2020
By Dave Graybill
I wanted to try a different fishery after spending many days fishing for sockeye on Lake Wenatchee. My long-time fishing buddy, James Lebow, called and invited me to run up to Rufus Woods Reservoir and try for some triploid rainbow trout and walleye. I immediately confirmed that I would meet him at the grocery store in Coulee Dam early on Wednesday morning. He was waiting for me at 6 a.m. and we drove up to Seatons Grove and launched the boat. It’s about a 15- to 20-minute run to the upper net pens from here. We like to troll bottom bouncers and nightcrawlers just below the pens. We catch both triploids and walleye doing this. On our first pass we got three triploids and I got a walleye, too. I have always wanted to try fishing at the new pens that are about three miles below the second set of pens, and James was willing to give it a try. On our first pass I hooked a very nice fish that ran out a bunch of line and then jumped about three feet out of the water. The bottom is different down here and more difficult to fish, but there are fish to be caught.