Rufus Woods

The 51 mile stretch of the Columbia River between Grand Coulee Dam and Chief Joseph Dam is Rufus Woods Reservoir. This fishery is open year round and is known by many anglers as a destination for huge triploid rainbows. Fishermen who take the time to get to know Rufus Woods can enjoy equally good fishing for fat walleyes. Rufus Woods can behave very much like a river. Sporadic releases from Grand Coulee can create swift current which often trigger active feeding from walleyes and trout. Boat launches are limited at Rufus Woods. There is a primitive launch near the community of Seaton's Grove, Washington near the east end of the reservoir. Bridgeport State Park offers another boat launch on the west end of the reservoir near Chief Joseph Dam.