Just when the steelhead bite was really taking off, heavy rains brought the local rivers up and stalled the fishing. The Wenatchee doubled in flow just over one night. That’s not all bad. Steelhead anglers know that now that the water temperatures are more in line with the season the higher water will pull more fish out of the main stem Columbia River. The colder weather and light snow that we’ve received in the region recently will actually stabilize flows and you can bet steelhead will be in a biting mood. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best steelhead fishing of the season is ahead of us and not behind us. If you want to take full advantage of the opportunity to catch some steelhead this season and are fairly new at the game, you may want to attend a seminar I will be offering at High Mountain Hunting and Fishing Supply in Wenatchee. It will be held on Wednesday, December 8th, staring a 6 p.m. I will be focusing on steelhead fishing using the bobber and jig technique, and it will be very detailed. I’ll cover everything from specialized rods and reels, lines jigs and more. Space is limited, so call High Mountain Hunting and Fishing Supply at 509-665-9362 if you plan to attend.