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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
By Dave Graybill
Many of you know that I am a big fan of fishing from the shore at Brandts Landing on Rufus Woods Reservoir. I have spent many days over the years casting from one of the accesses at this Federal Park. If you haven’t been to Brandts Landing, you will find this location, about six miles from the boat launch above Chief Joseph Dam, very fishing friendly. There are several accesses to the shoreline, all with fire pits and some even have picnic tables. There is a vault toilet at the site that is well maintained. The water along the park is shallow, and most anglers use at least a half-ounce egg sinker, rigged to slide, to cast as far as possible to tempt a strike from passing rainbow. Dough baits are by far the most popular bait to toss to cruising trout, but others will use a nightcrawler and marshmallow or marshmallow and shrimp combo. Success can vary, and I have had some terrific days. I have a great contact to find out how the fishing is, and his most recent report is that fishing is slow. Hopefully that will change with the seasonal plants of triploids by the Colville Tribe.