The Cedar is a SOB for me. Tough fishin', slick rocks. Usually brave the Landsburg parking lot- no one wants anything in my POS car... and walk until I find decent access. Is it just me or is it a really tough nut of a river to crack?
This is my 5th season on the Cedar. While my nymphing skill has improved dramatically over that time, my encounters with large fish have gone down (while overall catch rate is up). I agree with the sentiment here, things have changed on that river and not for the better.I have had better luck in previous years. That flooding a couple of years back really did a number on it.
FYI - Looking back in my logs (going back to 2006 on the Cedar) the current flow levels are not out of the norm.The Cedar is crazy low, at the moment. In the three seasons I've fished it, I've never seen it this low. On the weekend, I could smell dead fish in a couple of spots. I didn't see any though.
I'm fishing elsewhere for the time being. However, if you're less morally conflicted, the low water level has made fishing somewhat more predictable; all the fish are concentrated in the deep and highly oxygenated pools.