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Old 12-26-2012, 04:30 PM
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Default Anyone here from east central Iowa?

Just checking to see if there is anybody here from east central Iowa, more specifically in the Cedar Rapids area?
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Default Re: Anyone here from east central Iowa?

Close, just north of the quad cities.
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Close, just north of the quad cities.
Thanks for chiming in, although I rarely get over that direction. So where do you do your fly fishing, and what species to you target?
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Is there much fishing near Cedar Rapids? I periodically pass through La Porte City on my way back to Chicago. Stop by the cemetery when I have time on the drive.
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Default Re: Anyone here from east central Iowa?

I live in Des Moines. Coming over to your neck of the woods on New Year's Day for some winter fishing.
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Is there much fishing near Cedar Rapids? I periodically pass through La Porte City on my way back to Chicago. Stop by the cemetery when I have time on the drive.
The Cedar River is a great place to fish. The area I fish is upstream from Cedar Rapids and it has some incredible walleye and smallmouth, plus the usual catfish and carp. The backwater lakes have some nice northerns, and I have caught a few largemouth and crappie there too.

There are several small man-made lakes around that are really nice, but fished heavily. One is even stocked with trout. There is a short stream that is stocked with trout, I have not heard good things about it and it is right next to the interstate. Not my idea of a place I would want to fish.

Fishing is pretty strong here, but I have yet to find a fly fisherman and that makes learning pretty difficult. That is why I am thankful for all of the wonderful knowledge on this site.

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I live in Des Moines. Coming over to your neck of the woods on New Year's Day for some winter fishing.
Ice fishing? It's all iced over now. Last year the Cedar River stayed open all winter, it was in the 40's on New Years day and I was out fishing. Not this year...
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Default Re: Anyone here from east central Iowa?

Planning to hit Mcloud. It's still flowing, isn't it? If not, maybe I'll drive up to Manchester.
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Planning to hit Mcloud. It's still flowing, isn't it? If not, maybe I'll drive up to Manchester.
I don't know if it is or not. If I were you, I would go to Manchester. It would be much more peaceful.
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I don't know if it is or not. If I were you, I would go to Manchester. It would be much more peaceful.
Just south of Cedar Rapids in the Amana area. Pretty new to the fly fishing approach but determined to spend more time this year giving it a try. Have spent most of my stream time around Manchester & Wadena.
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I live in Cedar Rapids. Contact me and we can get together sometime to fish or tie a few flies.
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