I am still suffering from the shock of leaving ninety degree weather and eighty-five degree water in Belize. I have been starting my days at sunrise and wading in knee deep water to chase bonefish on the turtle grass flats. As much fun as that was, I am excited about getting back into the swing of things and chasing steelhead on the Columbia and other rivers. I hope to make a trip up to Rufus Woods soon, too. When I check my web site stats, the majority of what people are searching for is information on what is going on at Rufus Woods. What I have learned since my return is that it is business as usual for this time of year up there. Some days are better than others. Rufus Woods is famous for this. I do expect the fishing action to take a sharp turn for the better soon, as winter weather settles in to our region. I am also hearing similar reports on the steelhead fishing. There is a ton of fish around, but the bite just isn’t what people are expecting. This should also see a big improvement. Water temperatures have fallen a full ten degrees from what it was when I left for Belize.