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Closed since 9/11, Grand Coulee fishing area reopens

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GRAND COULEE — A fishing area below Grand Coulee Dam that closed right after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 reopened this week.

Considered one of the best fishing spots on the upper Columbia River, the area on Rufus Woods Lake from Highway 155 to the base of the dam was closed due to security concerns, said U.S. Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Lynne Brougher.

A portion of that area reopened on Tuesday during daylight hours only. Another part of…

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