Cedar, almost over for 2013... what's your biggest?

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  1. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

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    This is from 2006 at about dark on a nymph in the Cedar. 23" solid, given the 15" net opening and 8" net handle.

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    What's been your biggest fish from the seedy, and whatcha get it on?
     
  2. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Hmm, probably 18ish ... dry fly, BWO or PMD. I was into a much large fish last year when I was nymphing a deep whole hard... but lost it.
     
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    WOAH! That's a nice fish.
     
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    14"--golden stone
     
  5. Russ T. Streamers

    Russ T. Streamers New Member

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    I'm not sure what is more impressive, the size of the fish or that you got it to pose like that.
     
  6. Jim Speaker

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    St Croix 8 1/2' 5 weight $100, Redington GD 5/6 about $100, and SA WF line idk maybe $50? Don't have to spend much $ to catch fish... except all those hooks adorning the branches from deep nymphing. :)
     
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    I got this a long time ago between the golf course and the trailer park. Haven't seen many big ones since then with all the people I see throwing bait on the Cedar now though. I caught it on a size 18 red copper john - thought it was a sockeye initially. I taped it out at 23.75", but it wasn't a great measurement (the fish wouldn't stay still) so it could be off by an inch either way. View attachment 32024
     
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  8. Jim Speaker

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    PIG!!! Have to wonder if these gigantic guys are summer runs, dontcha? I got mine end of August... when did you get yours?
     
  9. Darryl Pahl

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    All impressive fish. I can believe that a 14" fish is resident, but I've always held the belief that the big fish are semi-steelhead that live in the lake and swim up to spawn.
     
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    I did wonder if it was summer steel. I don't know how to tell. If you look at the other pic (Cedar Trout 3) I posted of it (as a thumbnail only), it looks very resident rainbow like...the gold hue in the other 2 picks is the sun reflecting off it.
     
  11. Jerry Daschofsky

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    I only fished it once, 14" on a pats stone.
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

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    I should add, did catch quite a few more in the 6-12" range, but 14" was the biggest.
     
  13. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I did not fish it at all (haven't for a good many years), but having a great time living vicariously through you and seatlee's triumphs...those are some memorable fish to be sure.
     
  14. Jim Speaker

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    I didn't fish it at all this year, been having a good time with smaller fish in the sky basin on my little toy of a 2-weight... :) just thought it would be fun to see pics, hear the stories, and get a sense of whether the big fish are still in there. :)
     
  15. Jim Speaker

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    I got a couple in a row male and female eighteen and nineteen inches a few minutes apart from a walking speed run above the golf course a bit. I was thinking summer run after I got calmed down a bit.
     
  16. Brookie_Hunter

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    I think all those car prowl warnings posted here throughout the season are just a ruse to keep people (like me) from fishing it. :rolleyes: