11942 FM 848
Tyler, Texas 75707
Rick Ott, Biologist
Cedar Creek Reservoir
Location: 15 miles west of Athens in the
area between US 175 and Texas 274
Surface area: 32,623 acres
Maximum depth: 53 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 322 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 4 feet
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear at lower end to muddy in the upper end
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Tarrant Regional Water District
Rt. 1, Box 175
Trinidad, Texas 75163
Native emergent, submergent and floating, light in coves and creek arms in lower end of the lake
Predominant Fish Species
Commercially produced maps are available.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Largemouth bass angling is best in the lower end of the reservoir where the water is clear. The lake record weighed 14.65 pounds. Catfishes are abundant, with more blues than channel cats in the legal size range. Hybrid striped bass are stocked annually and the lake record is 13.19 pounds.
|White & Hybrid Striped Bass|
Most submerged vegetation is located in the backs of coves in the lower end of the reservoir. Some emergent vegetation is present in the upper end but water is very shallow. Look for submersed islands across the lake from the confluence of Clear and Caney creeks.
Anglers generally follow the birds to find schools of white bass and hybrids. Action can be good all year but is particularly good in the spring. Look for largemouth bass in the weedy back ends of coves in the lower third of the lake. Use cut shad or live bait for blue catfish.