Holy cow...wadeable flows on the Cedar for the opener?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Cedar, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Cedar today was gorgeous, wet wading in the sun. Even met PatLat, which was cool.
    And by met I mean I made him wait in his car for 30 minutes as I drove in from a spot upstream, talked for about three minutes, and then left to rescue my fiancé (car troubles)(sorry!). Hopefully he got into some solid fish.
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  2. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    Should have called off the wedding and fished with Pat.

    Amateur hour.
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  3. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Every time I go fishing its amateur hour! Yakkity sax plays when I go steelheading.
  4. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    It was somewhat eventful after you left, but I managed to save some for you for next time.
    Good thing the river is close to civilization
  5. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    This would not have happened later in the season when I switch to 4/5x flouro IMAG0338_1.jpg
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Everybody talks about fishing in Tweakerville on the Cedar. So who all went and how did you do.

    I guess I just like to fish alone and in solitude. As long as I lived in Washington, I never went there. If I wanted my car broken into I could just fish by Pilchuck Creek.
  7. Cedar

    Cedar Active Member

    I went. I was looking at flow levels and seeing as how they were around the level of summer flows I brought a 3 weight which was stupid. It was windy and the fish weren't interested in dries. I managed to get 15-20 to hand with a couple around 16". Almost all if them were on a 14 purple king nymph. All in all not too bad but would have been way better with a 5 weight.
  8. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

    Dan AkA Formerguide, sold me a TFO he didn't want. I took the rod to the Cede to see if it still had mojo. This guy put a big bend in it and earned the reel and then some. The fish did the "sit on the bottom like a log" thing which I had thought was always something you just said to fluff a fishing tale... Plump fatty with a handsome kype. IMG_1568[1].JPG
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  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Nice fish.
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  10. Cuttbow82

    Cuttbow82 Active Member

    Beautiful coloration on that fish! I hope to fish it tomorrow morning after dropping the kids off at school.
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  11. james.jimenez

    james.jimenez Active Member

    I'm going tomorrow!!! 2,3,4, or 5WT??? Where is my fishing buddy???
  12. Cedar

    Cedar Active Member

    At least a 4wt.
  13. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    I'll probably hit it in the evening tomorrow.
  14. Cuttbow82

    Cuttbow82 Active Member

    Forgive the noob question, but are the big, brightly colored rainbows residents of the river, or are they fish moving in from the lake to spawn?
  15. scottr

    scottr Active Member

    They are resident rainbows & residualized steelhead (adfluvial) that move between the lake and river. Rainbows are done spawning , this happens in March/April.
  16. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    I just watched some rainbows spawning on Hyalite Creek. Pretty weird, they didn't care that I was standing right there.

    As for the Cedar, the big fish seem to come and go. They are up there now because they were spawning recently. They will be up again late summer chowing on sockeye eggs. I recall catching nothing buy 8-14" fish late July through mid August.
  17. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Definitely more of those big fish when there is more water in the river.
  18. montana_sam

    montana_sam Member

    I got few...there was even 20 min of solid dry fly fishing at twilight!
  19. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

    Now that I am back in town, I need to hit the river. I see from my logs I should be able to hit my normal haunts ... nice

  20. james.jimenez

    james.jimenez Active Member

    Anyone got any updates??