Get Ready For Independence Day Weekend

It's shaping up to be a great weekend on the lake, and people are eager to get outside and celebrate our nation's independence. There are several great events going on around Cedar Creek Lake. You can even see fireworks Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night if you plan it just right!

Friday night there will be a fireworks show at Freedom Fest hosted by Life Fellowship Church in Athens. There will be lots of family fun and activities, followed by fireworks.

Saturday is the annual mainstay "Thunder Over Cedar Creek" Airshow, followed by a fireworks show. This is an even you don't want to miss, especially if you are a boater. 

Sunday you can venture away from the lake for a "Fishing and Fireworks" evnt at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. Bring chairs, a picnic for dinner and your tackle box for a great evening outdoors. 

Read our 4th Of July Weekend Event Guide for all activities this weekend.

Be sure to keep your eye on the weather, because there are scattered thunderstorms predicted to pass through the area. Even if the sky looks clear while you're out running around, you might be in for a change in an hour or two. 

Also be sure to stay safe and smart, as this is always the busiest weekend on the lake. Keep your head on a swivel, have fun and celebrate freedom!

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Hi: 81

Wednesday Night


Lo: 60



Hi: 83

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 61


Partly Sunny

Hi: 86

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 64


Partly Sunny

Hi: 87

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 65

Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/25: 321.17 (-0.83)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 22)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.58 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with chartreuse flukes, diving crankbaits and Texas rigged plastic worms near brush piles, docks and timber in 14-28 feet of water. Hybrids and sand bass are good on main lake points, humps and flats using spoons, slabs and live bait. Crappie are slowing down as the lake turns to the fall pattern. Stick with it and you will find a few, try using minnows and jigs in brush piles, beneath boat docks and bridges. Catfish are good using live bait, punch bait and chicken liver.

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