Saturday, I made my way over to Cady Lake in Mason County with Donna and Sophie for our first-ever visit. Fish were reluctant to hit the fly, but we did get a couple into the boat – including one nice 21"er Donna brought in with a #16 dark elk hair caddis. Yup, dry fly action in early March!! Sophie was somewhat bored on the boat, but had fun on shore with other dogs, including one regal 13-year old male yellow lab (I think Sophie was a bit in love with him -- she loves other labs in general, but she was particularly taken with this old gentle dog). I really loved the fact that the old lab's people included a young (I'd guess maybe 7-9 years old) girl out with her dad and her dad's buddy. She was a trooper who spent the cool day in a boat and seemed to enjoy the entire outing -- I watched her reel in one fish her dad hooked, only to have the fish throw the fly right before they got the net under it! She was disappointed but excited, too. Great to see youngsters enjoying all aspects of the sport. The big news from Cady, though, is that it appears the Lodge, Lake and surround land are all up for sale. The owner came down and chatted with Donna and me as we rigged up in the morning. After 21+ years of operating the B&B, he says he is ready to retire and has the entire property listed for sale. He had hoped to sell to Washington State Parks (Tahuya State Park is nearly adjacent) but the state said they couldn't come up with funding, even though the owner offered it at a measly 25% of assessed value if it remained open as public park land/lake. Having finally experienced this great little lake, I'd hate to see it be closed off to public use. It's a remarkable fly-fishing only lake. Hopefully, someone will step in and purchase it while retaining its public availability.