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Name: dutchman2858 Date: November 20, 2014 Rating:
 
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Nada, Zip, Zilch...think I'm gonna button the boat up for the season.
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Name: dutchman2858 Date: November 07, 2014 Rating:
 
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Beautiful fall day on the lake. Redwing Blackbirds that were flocking last week have gone for the season it appears, but the Canadian Geese are flying now. Not alot of business today, and it took awhile to figure the bass out, but we caught a few decent fish for Cassidy. The only thing we found that they wanted were black 4" Senkos, and 3" black Sniper Bolts, fished weightless, and basically dead-sticked on the bottom: let 'em sink, and let 'em sit.
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Name: dutchman2858 Date: October 29, 2014 Rating:
 
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Weather was OK today, but breezy. Tossed a good combination of stuff at them, but only cranks worked. Caught three but they didn't have any size to them. Biggest MIGHT have gone 1.5#.

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Name: dutchman2858 Date: October 25, 2014 Rating:
 
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Started out with a bit of sunshine, but ended up with steady, heavy rain. Of course I looked at the early weather and left my rainpants at home....

All in all a pretty satisfying day. my son and I had the lake to ourselves and worked our way around the shore with a variety of techniques. I caught a decent bass on a Kopper Live Target mouse, then had another hit that I missed. I moved the boat and gave my son a shot at the missed fish with the bluegill crankbait he was throwing. He had a hard hit with only 15 feet of line out and things got exciting at the boat with the fish winning the battle at boatside in the confusion. It was somewhere north of 4# and would have been our best Lake Cassidy bass.

A few more small fish finished up the day. As usual CPR.
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Name: bcmcmail Date: September 23, 2014 Rating:
 
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The lake was dead at first, we fished from 8 am to noon. After a couple hours on the lake we started catching small bass and some perch even one blue gill. All the fish we caught were less then a pound but still lots of fun i have been on this lake a few other times with little luck but we fished mostly the south end of the lake this time and caught about ten fish total making it a fun day. oh yeah we mostly trolled rapallas and plunked with some worms.
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Name: dutchman2858 Date: September 20, 2014 Rating:
 
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Had planned on taking my grandson out trolling for coho last Saturday, then realized it was the Everett Coho Derby! Didn't want to fight the boat ramp thing, so we loaded up some freshwater gear and headed to Cassidy. Fishing was slow today, but Ethan got into a few bluegills, and saw a raccoon working along the shoreline through the cattails, so he was happy. My son, Ben, was tossing bass stuff and managed to interest a decent LMB on a black/yellow frog. We also picked up a few dink bass. Nice day on the water on a beautiful (but tough) little lake!
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Name: whorde Date: September 12, 2014 Rating:
 
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As I had no work Friday afternoon, I decided to start my weekend at Lake Cassidy. As with my last trip there - big mistake.

People claim there are crappie in Lake Cassidy. Which I can confirm, as in 4+ hours I caught 1. Which at 8 inches, the biggest crappie I've ever caught, had to be thrown back as it did not meet the minimum. Now in 10 or so hours I would estimate, without checking my last post, I've caught 1 crappie instead of 0.

The trouble with Cassidy is that in the end, there is no structure. The entire lake is flat and muddy and too shallow and too murky for any bottom plant life. So there is no way to know where any fish are, as there is no reason for them to be in any one spot rather than any other. If I go to Ballinger, or Phantom, or Lake Washington, I know I can vary the underwater structure, and hence what fish I might catch, by changing depth. In Cassidy, you're either at the edge of the lily pads, or you're in a great sea of identical nothing.

I got to Cassidy maybe 3:30. Had a nice conversation with a guy at the launch who said he was 87. He was in great shape for 87. I hope I am so lucky. That was the highlight of the trip. I threw the senko for a while at the edge of the pads on the west side, got nothing. Not even a bite. I've read there are perch in Cassidy so why not - drug a worm on the bottom, got nothing. Threw the crappie jig, shallow, got nothing. Threw the crappie jig deeper, got nothing. Went to the east side by the reeds, tried worm under bobber, after 4 bobber down in the same spot I prevented a skunk - the smallest perch I've ever seen. A while later, a bass of perhaps 4 inches. So I'm back to worm on the bottom, the sun is going down in maybe 20 minutes - suddenly I have a bite. Bullhead. Then in quick succession, perch, perch, pumpkinseed, pumpkinseed. Then I see something rising, so I go back to crappie jig, dont catch whatever is rising, cast around and get the 1 crappie. By now it's 15 minutes past sundown, and I get no more bites and I leave.

The lesson I learned? Two actually. First lesson, never waste my time going to Cassidy ever again. It's a 30-45 minute drive depending on traffic and regardless of how pretty the lake is, and how it looks like it has varied habitat and would be great for fishing, I'm not going to catch anything. Second lesson - if I do foolishly go back for some reason, I will get there 45 minutes before sundown, inflate my raft, fish from 20 minutes before till 20 minutes after, and then leave. Cassidy is a terrible lake that is not worth wasting time on. I would like to give it -1 stars. Unfortunately that is not an option. At this point, I dont even believe the reports that people post for this lake of bags full of crappie. I've heard enough fish stories in person now to understand that 90% of it is nonsense.
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Name: primetime Date: August 26, 2014 Rating:
 
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Hit Cassidy tonight. I mainly wanted to just get familiar with my new drift boat. Get used to backing down a trailer, rowing, etc. the fishing was ok considering I never lake fish. My buddy and I caught 4 perch, 1 crappie, and 1 bass. Fun night on the water but it felt even better to get my boat out for the first time. Next up is a river run!
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Name: ilvcassidylake Date: August 16, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished cassidy from 3:30pm-6:40pm. Slow but okay day. 7 crappie at 11" and a 5" blue gill caught all crappie on 1/32 oz jig
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Name: ilvcassidylake Date: August 12, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished from 9am-noon. Caught 8 crappies measured at 9 1/2-13" went home with a big smile on my face
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