Cedar River 2019

Kfish

Active Member
#47
it is just me or the cedar kind of quiet this year. maybe i'm still shaking off some green this season, but i feel like last year at this time, the river was loaded with activity.
This year's opener was about the same as last, maybe a tad more quiet...
Fishing got really good last year towards the end of June in terms of fish size, at least for me. Hope that's still the case this year.
 
#48
Have you noticed the larger ones (12" or larger) fight really well for their size?
Something grabbed a sz 8 Pat's stone on the swing that fought for a second then broke my tippet off. It felt monstrous, but I have no idea what it was as it was on the far side from me and deep. Other than that, everything was probably 10" or less that we caught.
 
#49
I was out on the Cedar today and saw lots of large bug casings on rocks. I grabbed a few and broke them open. One had what looked like a large grub, black head and yellowish body. Anyone know what this is? Much bigger than a caddis larva.
 
#50
I was out on the Cedar today and saw lots of large bug casings on rocks. I grabbed a few and broke them open. One had what looked like a large grub, black head and yellowish body. Anyone know what this is? Much bigger than a caddis larva.
define "much bigger" I was on the Hoh 2 weeks ago and the Caddis were about 2 inches long in the case.
 
#51
Throwing down the gauntlet - challenge anyone to beat this beast in 2019.

Caught this behemoth earlier today. 5 wt. Not going to apologize for taking it either - no way I was going to C&R this. Note the unique pink coloration, and note how in my ego-stroke-pic I did my best to feature my gear to the max extent possible. I even laid my sunglasses and nippers alongside. Never know where Smith is looking for fishermen to sponsor.
#myotherotherotherrideispinkhasabigholeandtwolovehandles

#CedarRiverCleanUp2019Kickedoff

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Kidding aside, I wish people wouldn’t litter or leave their inflatables in the river. Not cool. Picking up beer cans and garbage is not how I want to spend my time when I have fly rod in hand.
Is there a crew I could join to help clean up the Cedar?
 

Kfish

Active Member
#52
I saw them this morning too, pretty long and larger than the typical caddis larvae but I'm pretty sure it's caddis.

Fishing was pretty good this morning, @Elliott5400 and I got into some really nice chunky fish around 17-19" range. I think they all got the mass company email that it's officially opened now :)

We think this is a cutt-bow...

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Ian Horning

Powerbait Entomologist
#53
I was out on the Cedar today and saw lots of large bug casings on rocks. I grabbed a few and broke them open. One had what looked like a large grub, black head and yellowish body. Anyone know what this is? Much bigger than a caddis larva.
That's an October Caddis. They get to be quite large!
 

Ian Horning

Powerbait Entomologist
#56
Thanks Ian. Will they stay in that larva form in the casing until the Fall?
Yes, unless you decide to go 1000 IQ on the river. Rip a bunch of the larvae out of their shucks, chuck 'em in a likely looking riffle in moderate succession, and then quickly follow the larvae thru the run with a nice looking O.C. nymph. Or, like Kfish said, kick over a bunch of rocks upstream of the run and do the same.

Don't take that too seriously. They call it "boot-licking" in Colorado and New Mexico and such, and I believe it is actually an illegal practice in many states. You can let your ethical compass decide :)
 

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