Rufus Oregon Fishing Guides
We offer three different guided fishing trips in Rufus Oregon
The first is our popular Walleye fishing trip!
The Columbia River near Rufus, Oregon is home to some of the best Walleye fishing in the state of Washington. Our Rufus Fishing Guides target these Walleye below John Day Dam down to the mouth of the Deschutes River. Starting in late February and continuing until July you can find our Rufus Fishing Guides filling their live wells full of nice Walleye. Trolling worms on the bottom is the key as well as knowing where the hot spots are. For pure numbers of Walleye, this is the place to go. Last Spring our boats were boating numbers exceeding 70 fish per day. Give our Rufus Fishing Guides a call if your interested in catching great numbers of Walleye!
The second, Salmon Fishing in Rufus Oregon!
This section of the Columbia River sees two runs of salmon, Spring Chinook, and Fall Chinook.
Depending on run timing you will find our Rufus Fishing Guides targeting Spring Salmon towards the end of April and into May. This is mostly an anchor fishery that occurs right out from the Maryhill State Park or just below John Day Dam. Our Rufus Fishing Guides know exactly where to drop the anchor to set you up for success. These Spring Salmon are chrome bright and are some of the best-tasting salmon on the market.
Fall is a great time to catch Salmon.
In the Fall time, around the first of September, another Salmon fishery occurs. These are the Fall Chinook or Up River Brights as many call them. Fishing for these fish takes place near the mouth of the Deschutes River a few miles below Rufus, Oregon. Trolling super baits and spinners is key. Our Rufus Fishing Guides know exactly when and where to be targeting these fish and it’s not uncommon to have a boat limited within a few hours.
Sturgeon is our last guided fishing trip in Rufus
One of the last areas of the Columbia River to have yearly retention of Sturgeon occurs right out from Rufus, Oregon. Taking place early in the year, from January until the quota is met or until it’s set closure in May, our Rufus Fishing Guides will put you onto Sturgeon ranging in size from a couple of feet to over 10 feet! Our guides have found that Sturgeon on this section of the Columbia fight harder than anywhere else!
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Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trips
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING ON MY TRIP?
The legal max boatload is six anglers, but with six full time guides available we are able to accommodate large groups of more than six people.
IS LUNCH/DRINKS PROVIDED ON MY TRIPS?
We do provide a BBQ lunch and drinks on all Clearwater, Snake, and Dworshak trips. Lunch and drinks ARE NOT provided on any of our Columbia River or Grande Ronde river trips.
HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE ON THE WATER?
Look forward to at least 8 hours of fishing unless you book a half day trip, then look forward to 4 hours of fishing
DO YOU PROVIDE ALL THE GEAR WE NEED TO FISH?
Yes, each guide is fully equipped with top-notch rods, reels and bait to ensure success on your trip.
DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY OR PLACE A DEPOSIT DOWN TO HOLD MY SPOT?
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, final payment must be made in full 10 days prior to your trip. We do not offer refunds for cancellations or head-count changes made inside 10 days of your trip.
DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET OUR CATCH?
Yes, all of our guides will clean and fillet your catch unless otherwise specified.