Cedar Creek Lake is the fourth largest lake in Texas, and located only an hour away from Dallas-Fort Worth. Its 32,500 acres are well populated with sunfish, bass, catfish, crappie, and hybrid stripers, among other species of gamefish. Much of the 320 miles of shore are accessible for fishing, and kayaks, canoes, and electric motorboats are permitted on the lake. In spring and fall, the shallower coves are very productive, while in summer and winter the deeper waters tend to be more populated. Boat docks and stands of vegetation are also good places for anglers to patrol. And following the flocks of birds over the water usually leads to schools of baitfish, which are the prey of white bas and hybrid stripers.
To fish for largemouth bass, fish the clear waters and the weedy coves in the lower third of the reservoir. Cedar Creek’s blue catfish, which are more numerous here than channel catfish in the legal size range, respond well to cut shad and live bait.
Submerged vegetation is densest at the backs of the coves in the reservoir’s lower end. In the upper end’s shallow waters, vegetation is emergent. There are humps across the lake from the confluence points of Caney and Clear Creek.
Cedar Creek Lake Fish:
Cedar Creek Lake boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Cedar Creek Lake.