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Friday, March 12, 2021
By Dave Graybill
As many of you know the fishing for triploid rainbow trout on Rufus Woods Reservoir has been outstanding. I started fishing the net pen area of Rufus last July, and the fishing just got better the fish got larger as we fished into the fall and winter. The average size of the trout in the summer was 4 to six pounds, and by the fall they were weighing 8 to 10 pounds, with many even larger being landed. I have reminded folks that this great fishery is all due to the releases made by the Colville Tribe. I just got word that the tribe has started making their plants for this year. Last week they put over 1,500 triploids in Rufus Woods, and the average weight of the fish was 5.4 pounds. Toward the end of the month, they plan on releasing nearly 19,000 triploids with an average weight of 1.5 pounds. This should assure continued terrific fishing on the reservoir. I hope that anglers practice good ethics about releasing these smaller fish, so we can enjoy the kind of fishing we had this season for another couple of years. Many thanks to the Colville Tribe!
The Colville Tribe has released 1,500 triploids of about the size of this one that was caught in February.