Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report for April 18, 2024

Crappie Update:

While the bite has been fair recently, we're thrilled to announce that as of today, things have taken a turn for the better! The Crappie are definitely more active, and dock shooting is the name of the game if you want to reel 'em in! With lots of rain recently and the spillway gates wide open, the Crappie bite has been affected this spring. They've been cozying up under boat docks, and pretty soon, they'll be hitting those brush tops like there's no tomorrow. Jigs have been the MVP bait, but don't count out those trusty minnows either! Pro tip: If you're up for a challenge, try your hand at dock shooting - it can be challenging but oh-so-rewarding!

White Bass & Hybrid Striper:

White Bass action kicked off with a bang just a few weeks ago. Birds diving, hybrids lurking - it was a fishing frenzy! Although it slowed down for a bit, fear not! We spotted some surface action just the other day, and we've been reeling in some solid numbers of White Bass, with the occasional Hybrid Striper making an appearance.

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Cedar Creek Lake Weather Forecast


Severe Tstms

Hi: 91

Friday Night

Severe Tstms

Lo: 72


Partly Sunny

Hi: 91

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 75


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 94

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75

Memorial Day

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 70

Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 5/24: 322.05 (+0.05)

Cedar Creek Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (May 22)

EXCELLENT. Slightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.01 feet above pool. Hybrids and white bass start early in the morning at daylight and hit the dam or the western shorelines of the lake and look for schooling fish close to seawalls and shorelines. After that fish any hump in depths of 22-28 feet throughout the lake to find fish stacked up in schools. Use spinnerbaits like a mepps #4 spinner or drop a slab down to the bottom and work it fast up and down and the fish will hit it immediately. Also throwing out a slab and reeling it back with a slow retrieve is also working well. The evening bite from 5-8 p.m. has also been very good. Hit up seawalls close to points in depths of 7-12 feet and cast rattle traps, spoons or sassy shads to get the Hybrids to bite. The crappie bite has been getting increasingly better. Look for them under bridge pylons or under docks where the depths are between 3-10 feet. Quick limits are being reported. Guides have been reporting exceptionally nice catches on sunny warmer days. Report by Brent Herbeck, Herbeck’s Lonestar Fishing Guide Service. Catfish are good on shad or punch bait around shallow points early then humps in 8-16 feet of water midday. Report by Jason Barber, Kings Creek Adventures.

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