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Cedar Creek Reservoir

Cedar Creek Reservoir

Surface area: 32,623 acres


Cedar Creek Lake boasts 32,873 surface acres of shimmering water and tree-lined waterfront, five area golf courses, tennis, swimming, fishing, and boating – all just minutes from your lake retreat!

Nights at Cedar Creek Lake have held legendary delights! From moonlit dinners at the water’s edge to the romance of moon beams dancing over rippling water.

If it isn’t paradise, it’s a rather exceptional simulation!

Cedar Creek Lake’s diverse mix of waterfront homes and people give you a universe of versatility sure to please. Whether you are interested in a place to open a business, build your dream home or just enjoy a beautiful sprawling lake, Cedar Creek Lake is the place to be!

Lake Characteristics

Location: 15 miles west of Athens in the area between US 175 and Texas 274
Surface area: 32,623 acres
Maximum depth: 53 feet
Impounded: 1965

Water Conditions

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
(903) 432-2814

Aquatic Vegetation

Native emergent, submergent and floating, light in coves and creek arms in lower end of the lake

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report 
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report


Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

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.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass yes
Catfish yes
Crappie yes
White & Hybrid Striped Bass yes
Fishing Cover/Structure

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.

Tips & Tactics

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.