Rufus Woods Lake

Current Temperature:
64°

Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.16 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Rufus Woods Lake
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Rufus Woods Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Rufus Woods Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Rufus Woods Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

before sending people over to this lake keep in mind their success will be dictated somewhat by the amount  of water that is spilling over the dam. Thus far this spring it has been difficult to predict the fishing due to the high water that continues to spill over the dam. It is a long ways over to Rufus Woods Lake and with the cost  of todays gas prices it might be wise to pass this along.


State:
Washington

County:
Okanogan

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
48.100845

Longitude:
-119.030131

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


Boat Limits:


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Rufus Woods Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Rufus Woods Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Rufus Woods Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Rufus Woods Lake at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Rufus Woods Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Rufus Woods Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Rufus Woods Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Rufus Woods Lake Crappie Rating:
   2.6/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Rufus Woods Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Rufus Woods Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.1/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Rufus Woods Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Rufus Woods Lake Catfish Rating:
   2.9/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Rufus Woods Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Rufus Woods Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Rufus Woods Lake at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Rufus Woods Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Rufus Woods Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Rufus Woods Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Rufus Woods Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Rufus Woods Lake Trout Fishing

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Rufus Woods Lake Trout Rating:
   3.5/5
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Rufus Woods Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
05:48 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:59 PST







Rufus Woods Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://wdfw.wa.gov  

State Fishing Licensee
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov  

State Fishing Records
http://wdfw.wa.gov/cgi-bin/database/fish...  

State Parks
http://www.parks.wa.gov/