Dock Talk - Big Catfish on Palestine and Cedar Creek




Rigging for Big Catfish …
Three-way crane swivel, a short leader, 8-10 inches which reduces time hung up. Use a clip so you can change sinkers easily. Leaders, 8-10 inches, 85 lb test braid line, 8/0 to 10/0 "J' hooks depending on the size of the bait being used.

Night fishing ... sinker slide .... requires no retying to put on a different sinker.

Fishing bottom of a river or lake ...
8/0 hook, three or four beads, then a sliding 8 oz. egg sinker ... really good when you want bait to drop straight down.

This 51 lb. Blue Catfish was caught this past week from Cedar Creek Lake. Bait was live Gizzard Shad...GREAT CATCH!

 




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Cedar Creek Lake Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 93

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 94

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 94

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Friday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 70


Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/17: 320.72 (-1.28)



Cedar Creek Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (May 11)

EXCELLENT. Water normal stain; 72 degrees; 1.11 feet low. Crappie are excellent under docks and on brush piles in 6-18 feet of water using jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass are excellent on rocks, docks, and in the shad spawn. As the fish feed up on the schools of shad in the early mornings you can catch them on chatterbaits and topwaters. White and hybrid bass are excellent schooling in the morning on main lake humps around the birds. Catfish are excellent on fresh shad near retaining walls and rocks. Report by Kyle Miers, Lake Country Outfitters.

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