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Friday, November 29, 2019
 
By Dave Graybill
 
We finally got some snow here in many areas of the region. This isn’t a bad thing. It really wasn’t enough to make the roads hazardous for traveling to some our popular winter fishing spots, and as they often say, “we need it.” Many boat anglers have put their fishing platforms away for the winter, but that doesn’t mean they are going to stop fishing. This is actually the most popular time of year for folks to hit Rufus Woods Reservoir. The Corps of Engineers park above Chief Joseph Dam is one of the spots that sees a lot of activity in the winter. The fireboxes here are blazing away, keeping anglers warm while they watch their rods for a bite from the big triploid rainbow that can be caught from this shoreline. This is getting close to the time when I like to try my luck from the shore at Brandts Landing. This Federal Park is about six miles above the park at Chief Joseph Dam. There are restrooms here and fireboxes at least six accesses to the shore. I also like to fish for trout from the shore near the swimming area at Spring Canyon in the winter, too.
 
Trout like this are often taken from shore at Brandts Landing on Rufus Woods Reservoir.