Cady Lake - anyone been recently?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Yellowhumpy, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Yellowhumpy New Member

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    Thinking of going this week (cabin fever!)...anyone have a report?
  2. Quickbeem New Member

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    Where is it?



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  3. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Shhhhhh.... If you find it put a donation in the box.
  4. GAT Active Member

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    :D LOL... I guess the HOLYMOTHEROFGOD hit me as very funny.

    Carry on. (I've actually been to the lake many years ago... unfortunately it was before I became adept at stillwater flyfishing so I didn't do worth a hoot)
  5. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    That's lake is tough even for accomplished anglers.

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  6. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Stay away, no fish at all. Access is questionable. Fishing is very tough for highly the educated fish. Please leave a few $'s in the box.

    On the other hand, the B & B is great, with nice lake access.

    MB
  7. GAT Active Member

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    The B&B is great. I did find the fence intimidating.
  8. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Every time I go there I some how end up at the wrong area near the gate of their driveway.
  9. Mark Mercer Member

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    Just to put this to rest, my buddy went there a few days ago and it was DEAD. I think he caught a couple and thats not bad this time of year. I've fished it for many, many years and it's never fished very well in the winter, leaches deep, come spring different story.... but can be a very tough lake with very well educated fish, but does have some pigs and they can be caught, think chonies deeeeep.... And leave Larry a nice donation.
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  10. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Stay at his place and he will give you a map of the lake where the springs are located. LOL
  11. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I think the fish are keyed into something there and its hard to get them to strike other stuff. Last spring I was there and the water was loaded with daphnia. Fishing was tough. I pulled approx a 7lbr with a white boogieman twitched erratically off the bottom though.

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  12. Quickbeem New Member

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    Pardon me for asking a question......


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  13. james.jimenez Active Member

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    So I recon the best question would be, who's heading up there soon? Is it worth the trip this time of year? Anyone have some recommended patterns for this lake?
  14. Matthew Kaphan Active Member

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    Green beadhead chironomids, fished off the bottom.

    It used to work, anyways.

    M
  15. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    White and black leeches... Dredge the bottom with large streamers. I believe max depth there is 30ft

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  16. james.jimenez Active Member

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    I went today!!! 08 Feb 13. Some fish rising and saw some on the flats, but I could not get a single fish take a fly.. Today was my first time to ever fish this lake. Beautiful day on the water.. Only wish I could have gotten at least one bite..
  17. Mark Mercer Member

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    Sorry you didn't hook up but don't feel too bad, many experienced anglers have been humbled at Cady over the years, including myself. This time of year can be tough. In the winter it can hit 40' so there is some depth to the lake. It's basically a typical west side bowl lake with not a lot of shallow weed beds and places for bugs to hang out, so there isn't many. Daphnia is a problem at times and there is very little in the way of hatches other than midges, which is what one needs to focus on in the spring and summer.
    Larry plants feeder fish and there are plenty of sculpins so streamers can be affective at times as well as leeches.
    It can be a fun lake but can also be challenging. You'll do better next time.

    Mark
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  18. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    "I hate to see these "New Members" get jumped on"

    Hmmm....so why did you?

    Sorry bud, but at least to me, you came across as bein' a little harsh.

    I'm a fairly new member on this site but I'm liking the camaraderie here as opposed to a lot of other fishing boards. I hope that if I post an honest, albeit naive, question that folks won't think I'm a troll! :)

    Sorry, maybe it's just my "time of the month!" ;)
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  19. Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    You could read my report from last Sunday.

    Go F