Cady lake.... You better read this!

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  1. Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

    Oncorhynchus gorbuscha New Member

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    ive done some research on cady in the past and what ive found is that Larry and family do privately own the lake and have kept it open to fly fishers for years. im not sure is F&G stock the lake for him but i do know that all maintainence is done by him
     
  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I think it's too late. I don't believe Larry is going to stock it this year from what he told me. Do I hit the "Post Quick Reply" or not........? hmmmmmmmm.... too late.
     
  3. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    Candidly, with 'free access,' I can understand his point of view if he wishes to 'pull the plug.' Reminds me of the old saying: "No good deed goes unpunished."

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  4. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Well, I'm no historian relative to free access that he provides. I'm not sure what ever happened there. Because, I have fished that lake since I was 15 years old. There was always access. I am now 62. I think WDFW must have something that has been locked in for a lot of years. Just sayin....
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Seems that the majority of the fiscal burden is on Larry at Cady Lake, WDFW contributes some fish as a "portion of the plant". I have fished there less than a half dozen times and put something in the box each time. I don't think it is that complicated. It is my money and I don't mind parting with some of it for a quality fishing location in a very nice setting that sometimes frustrates and sometimes blows me away.
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Fred, it is a beautiful place. I have barely fished there and every time Larry has been great to chat with and you can tell he has a real pride in ownership. As such he has created a great place for us to play. I know that there are many that contribute fairly for their use of his lands and the treasures he has stocked into the lake. Unfortunately there are some who just don't think beyond themselves and the moment. The setting is great, and it is off the beaten path. Those who might think of wanting to get away from the Pugetropolis Rat Race for a few days or weekend should consider staying at Cady Lake. It is a gem of a spot.
     
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    fredaevans Active Member

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    Good Call Mr. M, Good Call.

    How can you/we/I spread the word that 'there IS a treasure' in your own back yard?

    To borrow a phrase: "A man that eloquent has to be saved." (Gen George Patton/George C. Scott)

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  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Unsure Fred, at least one of the local clubs has been a factor in keeping some maintenance up on the access and launch area. I met a bunch of fine folks there a couple of years ago slinging gravel into pot holes and such. Maybe those groups could meet up with Larry to see what could be done, if he's willing to do anything at this point.
     
  10. ROB-ERT

    ROB-ERT Nellita

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    the state owns the launch area.
     
  11. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Not sure where you got that info but the state does not own the launch area! Larry owns the launch area. The state owns a piece that has no road to it.

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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I have seen a few internet pages, none from WDFW, that say the state maintains a primitive boat launch at Cady Lake. I'm not a property guru, but I don't think that is true. Actually, I know for a fact that Larry has gotten load after load of gravel to put into the access road to fill holes as erosion and rutting happens and more of that gravel to maintain the launch area. I know this because Larry, Dave Alberts, Scott Salzer, Rob Ast and I, along with a half dozen other folks I can't recall (sorry all) have loaded, moved and shoveled that gravel.

    Bottom line is that is a beautiful place, has a great surrounding, is off the beaten path a bit and all who choose to use it should appreciate it greatly. If users are not adding to the voluntary box, that is their choice. Maybe there should be a more restrictive access system...like a pay to play entry fee. Those fees could be used to maintain the access and fish stocks. I have no idea what will become of this great place. Whatever Larry chooses to do I'll be happy to support. I live about 90 minutes from there, and have never once had a trip there and home that was not totally worth what I stuffed in the box.
     
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    ROB-ERT Nellita

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    Manke lumber owns the land on the west side of the lake. There is a small piece of waterfront owned by the state on the north end of the lake that is surrounded on the west, north and eastside by larry's land. When i talked to larry about it it was right after he bought the land and he told me about the state thing but i guess i forgot the details. Been too many years.
     
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    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    No problem. I had a conversation with Larry one time about the Fisheries Dept. was measuring "their" parking lot. He politely(?) informed them that it wasn't therir parking lot and requested that they leave. I knew the state had a pice of property that didn't have access.

    I too have CRS disease.

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  15. Tony

    Tony Left handed Gemini.

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    This has been hashed over before many times, yes the state does have an easement on the lake and no its not Larry's road nor his launch in fact he fought with them for a few years over that issue and yes I do believe parts of the backside of the lake are owned by Manke this being said doesn't change the fact that Larry has done alot for us over the years and I for one appreciate it along with alot of others please donate. I don't think having Larry not stock the lake as frequently is really all that bad of a thing, in fact I've had issues with the stocking frequency at cady I've fished there along time and I think the fishing was alot better when the lake had a closed season instead of being open year round the lake was stocked less and the hatches were oh so much better, ever since the lake was opened up year round there have been close to 1000 fish dumped in there yearly at for the last 5 years maybe longer, this is way too many fish for this size of lake and you can tell, hatches that once were common hardly seem to exist at all, I believe the lake has changed, the size of prey the fish now key in on has been steadily shrinking in size, not that this is all bad I enjoy midging but I've noticed even at that it seems like my use of smaller flies are now required instead of just being something handy to have when the need arises.
    tony