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

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  1. (BigDave)

    (BigDave) Active Member

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    Yes, they have already started, I saw two folks gearing up at River bend park Yesterday morning from the bus. I would have dropped a dime on them but alas I am a no phone throwback.
     
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    that river has been spinner'd by Neanderthals intensely for the last 4 years. There used to be some big fish in there. Now, if I want to wrangle some dinks I'll just hike around the middle fork area or leave earlier and hit the yakima.
     
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    I drive through Renton to Maple Valley everyday for work. Year round there are poachers and people of all sorts doing stupid, most times illegal activities throughout the entire 12 mile stretch of river. That being said, I fish it everyday it's open
     
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    Put that poaching hotline on speed dial in your phone. WDFW is my most called number when salmon start moving up South Sound rivers.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    For the lazy, from the WDFW site:
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    1-877-933-9847
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    Enter WDFWTIP (a space) and the Report
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    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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  7. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Should have called off the wedding and fished with Pat.

    Amateur hour.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    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
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    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.
     
  12. Cedar

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    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.
     
  13. wadin' boot

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

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    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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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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