Cedar River public parking

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  1. shadowcast

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    Answering that is tough for two reasons: it's a tricky river to wade in, and body size can make a HUGE difference. I'm tiny and 120lbs, so ankle deep water for you might sweep me into Lake Washington. Wear polarized glasses and be CAREFUL. You can drop into a cavernous pool VERY quickly.
     
  2. james.jimenez

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    Slipping was an issue the last time I fished the Cedar. I had and still have a pair of simms boots with studs. These boots and studs work great everywhere else but here and the Cowlits. Should I upgrade to the simms aluminum star bites (silver) or the new crazy lookin gold ones? Tomorrow may be my big day... I am off work emidiatly after PT!!! Hey Skyler and Thomas what's your day looking like tomorrow???
     
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    WE ARE GOING FISHING TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLANS HAVE BEEN SET IN STONE!!!!!!! ONLY QUESTION NOW IS HIGH OR LOW, I MEAN CLOSER TO THE CEDAR RIVER DOG PARK OR HIGHER TOWARDS LANDSBURG BRIDGE???
     
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    You've got a whole day... fish the upper river near Landsburg in the morning, and nymph deep or rip streamers in bigger water on the lower river in the afternoon and evening.
     
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    immediately.
     
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    Just go fish.
     
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    Roger!!! I'm on it!!! Tomorrows time line is as follows; 0400 wake up, 0500 3 mile run, 0630 PT 4 more miles, 0800 role out from FT. LEWIS, 0915 first fish on!! SKYLER DON'T BE LATE!!!! LOL
     
  9. Jim Speaker

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    Ya gotta have the contingency plan for late forum members. Something like, "if for some reason you're late you'll find me wading downstream of the <insert feature>..." No use sitting around with your line dry. Flies catch fish better in the water.
     
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    My duty officer used to tye me flies and give me 20 or so every duty day. We can't all be so lucky but have fun
     
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    Man, he had too much time on his hands. Was that in the brochure??? ;)
     
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    Jim you have a solid point but there are not many times that gentlemen in the army are late. I suppose i will post my timeline as well, 0300 get off work, 0320 get home and sleep 0700 wake up and sleep in my truck while i wait on James, 0800 leave FT. Lewis, 0910 first fish on!
     
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    Well... then I'll be holding you both to immediate hookup. Or it's latrine duty for ya both! ;)

    Tear it up. And, btw, thanks for serving this great country of ours.
     
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    Skyler if you ever want to link up and fish let me know. I've fished with James a few times and im in the army as well on lewis. I'm in 16th CAB. I rarely find service members in my neck of the woods who toss flies.
     
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    Caught a bunch of trout today. Biggest was may 13 inches. I did catch an 18 inch white fish though.. That was awesome.. All fish returned to the river unharmed. Lost and missed a bunch of fish as well.

    QUESTION.. Some of the trout had white tipped fins. First tone I've seen this. Anyone know why?
     

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    The fish in those photos are coastal cutthroat. Oncorynchus clarki clarki.

    The first photo is interesting - red tip dorsal fin - a trait I noticed in the Barnes Creek coastal cutts at Lake Crescent. Oncorynchus clarki clarki f. crescentii.
     
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    Sorry... to answer your question: many sub-species of trout and char exhibit white tip or white edged fins. Just the way they are. :)

    The distinct white edge on dolly fins is really helpful in sight fishing to em.
     
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    Skyler Evans, thanks for a great day of fishing and good conversation. Maybe next time we can start higher on the river and try to avoid the crazy bridge jumpers!!! LOL
     
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    I know exactly where you fished. Not a bad stretch.
     

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