uggg, cedar river?

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  1. montana_sam

    montana_sam Member

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    I got back from MT last week and have been fustrated. I have tried everything in my box and can't match the match. If you have had luck the last couple nights please help. Thanks!
     
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    If you're fishing the evening right before dark with dries, go with a #18 rusty spinner.
     
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    Maybe they aren't eating on the surface? Sometime you have to slum it to get a tug. Oh the horror of nymphing ;)
     
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    I spend well over 90% of Cedar River time deep in the slums... :)
     
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    Had luck with a hare's ear under an indicator recently, definitely not as fun as a dry tho!
     
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    I fished it for a few hours today. Some action on hare's ears, copper johns and stone flies, but not all that much. 8 small fish to hand in 4.5 hours all in the 6-10 inch range. Lost one fish about 13" only a few feet from me. The river was not nearly as active (fish or insect wise) as when I was last there 3 weeks ago.
     
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    I've fished the cedar a grand total of 5 days. Based on my experience I didn't have to get fancy with nymphs or dry flies. The basic nymphs worked well and the attractor patterns seemed to produce better than the match the hatch dries.
     
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    It's been S to the LOW on the surface the last few nights. Time to go deep! Although I'm not a fan
     
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    Two weeks ago, I had a really great evening on a PMD emerger just before dark. Once I semi-matched the mayflies going off, I was getting vicious strikes every minute or so.

    However, a few nights ago, the fish were going nasty just under the surface and the same tactics didn't produce. I tried three to four different emergers and never quite hit it. I was guessing they were chomping on Caddis as that was the one emerger I didn't have in my box.

    My guesswork anyway.

    - Troy
     
  10. Thomas Sath

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    I was actually out there on Sunday afternoon, hiking around here and there to different spots. Didn't see a single fish rise or get a hit on a nymph going deep. There were a lot of people out on the water though, which most likely didn't help much but spook fish. Tried a PMD and Elk Hair Caddis and nothing.
     
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    She's just not what she used to be[​IMG]
     
  12. Thomas Sath

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    Wow....That's a sad bar graph...Why such the dramatic decrease in the number of redds? You think they could be missing a few trout here and there in their counts?
     
  13. wadin' boot

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

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    Yes the cedar is a terrible place to fish...do not fish it...there are no trout...you will not enjoy it...your car will be broken into...

    and no that is not me, or Stewart, or Tim Allen having a blast with no one else around on the cedee, nope, not us, not us all, never saw us, weren't here, definitely not me...
     
  14. Thomas Sath

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    I guess you just have to find the right hole with fish in it though...;) The scenery is pretty amazing though for being so close to the city.
     
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    Nice avatar.
     
  16. Thomas Sath

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    Huh? Who me?
     
  17. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Poachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's a fun river to fish - but my bet is the last of the few remaining large fish will be spinner fished out within another year or two. I call people in every time I'm down there.
     
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    Fished out you mean as in being caught and harvested?...Don't people read their regulations around here?!
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You probably do and so do a lot of Fly fishers. But a lot don't give a rats ass about limits. Worms catch a lot of fish for the poachers.
     

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