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Monday, November 02, 2009
 
By Dave Graybill
 
Good news for fans of fishing at Rufus Woods Reservoir is that there are signs that the big, triploid rainbow are coming out of their summer doldrums and starting to shows signs of getting more eager to hit baits. According to Joe Heinlen, of Lake Chelan Adventures, he is getting very good numbers of these trout now, and is seeing some whoppers. He reminds anglers that the fish that escaped from the pens in previous seasons have had time to grow, and the average size of the triploids they should expect to catch this year is up. Instead of the 2- to 4-pound fish that dominated anglers catches last season, they will see more fish in the 6- to 9-pound class hitting their baits. He said that the has had several fish he estimates at 15 pounds and larger chasing lures up to the boat already this year. Hopefully, when the water temperature drops another couple of degrees, these big boys will become more aggressive. Heilen suggests that anglers with boats run up as far as the second pump and then work their way down the reservoir to find fish. Shore fishing should pick up at the net pens and Brandts Landing very soon.