Walleye fishing in Rufus Oregon is fun for the entire family for multiple reasons. First, walleye in Rufus are plentiful. It’s one of the best-kept secrets of the Columbia River that the area from Rufus Oregon downstream past Biggs Junction and Miller Island is some of the best walleye fishing in the Northwest. Walleye are fun to catch on the line, and kids of all ages get a thrill from hauling in numerous fish each day.
Second, the Walleye on the Columbia can get to trophy size. The largest walleye ever caught in Washington state was caught right here on the Columbia River. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also the location where the second largest walleye ever caught was hauled in. Since the Columbia bisects Washington and Oregon, it should be no surprise that the largest walleye ever caught in Oregon was caught on a tributary of the Columbia called the Umpqua River. Obviously, the Columbia River has one of the best walleye fishing to be had.
Third, walleye are fish that taste great, too. Having fished for walleye for two decades, I can tell you there is no fish I’d rather eat than walleye. That’s saying something, since the Columbia is also famous for Chinook, Silver, and Coho salmon. Don’t get me wrong, salmon tastes great too, but walleye are far more plentiful and when it comes to putting a spread on the table, walleye taste great and won’t disappoint.
Last but not least, is that there is no catch limit for your day of walleye fishing. It’s not uncommon for a guided fishing trip for walleye to haul in 50 fish or more in a single day! Such bountiful days don’t happen all the time, so manage your expectations — but the fact that it happens on a regular basis makes it routine for each angler to catch multiple walleye during your trip.