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Friday, October 2, 2020
By Dave Graybill
My good friend Rollie Schmitten had heard of the great fun I was having catching big rainbow on Rufus Woods Reservoir, and he really wanted to try it. I also owed my brother-in-law Tom Verschueren another shot at these fish. We were blanked on a trip earlier this year, which seems impossible now. So, on Wednesday of this week we launched the Kingfisher at Seatons Grove on a beautiful sunny and warm fall day and headed down the river to the upper net pens. I was nervous as there was very little current, but we managed to take three very nice triploids of up to 9 pounds from the area I have been very successful trolling this season. We were going downstream with bottom bouncers and Slow Death Hook rigs. The bite just wasn’t good enough for my standards so we dropped down to the middle pens to see how we would do. We hooked a few fish deep but were getting our baits picked off by walleye. Rollie came up with the idea of maybe fishing our baits 30 to 40 feet deep instead of just off the bottom. That did the trick. Soon we had our limits of fat triploids.