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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.76
Water Temperature:
80  degrees - top
78
degrees - bottom

 

 

 

 

  The sweet smile of success


Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Christian Boatright gets a hit for the Mabank Pirates
during a T-ball game against the Eustace Growlers
Friday at Mabank's George Watts Park. He was later
tagged out while running from second to third.

Outdoor gift ideas for Father’s Day
Special to The Monitor
NORMAN, Okla.–Find the ideal gift for the outdoorsman in your life this Father’s Day by considering these great gift ideas. And while you are looking, pick something up for yourself.
Now dad can create memorable outdoor meals anywhere he goes with the new RoadTrip Fold N Go Grill from Coleman (www.coleman.com).
With a folding design for easy carrying and storage, the Fold N Go Grill features InstaStart electronic ignition, making it ready for picnics, tailgating or a relaxing day at home.
The compact, porcelain-coated, stamped-steel grill grate quickly and evenly cooks for four to six people and is powered by a standard 16.4-ounce propane cylinder (sold separately) that churns out 6,000 Btu. With a host of accessories sold separately, this grill can be outfitted to quickly suit most any outdoor cooking need (800-835-3278, $79.99).
Give dad the gift of the same Abu Garcia (www.abugarcia.com) reel used and designed by 2007 BASS Angler of the Year and 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion Skeet Reese.
The Abu Garcia REVO Skeet Reese features a one-piece frame built with X-CrÄftic corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy, making it super light and super strong. The reel uses oversized, 6.4:1-ratio Duragear gears made of heavy-duty and corrosion-resistant alloy for even more fish-fighting power.
Available in both right- and left-hand versions, dad will land more fish with the reel’s Carbon Matrix Drag System that incorporates the most consistent drag pull of any reel in its class (800-228-4272, $279.99).
The most in-demand firearms in Smith & Wesson’s Military & Police line (www.smith-wesson.com) are the 16 different configurations of the M&P15. Dad will love any of the AR-style, semi-automatic rifles that are based on a combat-proven design.
Featuring chrome-lined barrels for added reliability and chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223), this rugged, lightweight rifle is designed to suit the needs of law enforcement around the world but is at home at the range or in the field with variations to suit the specific demands of every shooter.
With low felt recoil and adjustable stocks, these are rifles that everyone in the family will enjoy shooting (800-331-0852, $1,225 to $2,196).
Keep dad’s boat looking showroom new with the Ranger Boat Care Kit by Presta.
Recommended by Ranger ( www.rangerboats.com  ) to preserve the striking good looks of its legendary fiberglass fishing boats, this is the same ultimate boat-care kit that will detail dad’s dream rig before it leaves the factory.
The Ranger Boat Care Kit provides all the necessary tools to keep dad’s boat looking great for years to come, including Best Wax, Boat Wash, Clean & Shine, Spray N Shine, wash mitt, microfiber cloths, chamois, wax applicator pad and carry bag. (Order on-line at rangerwear.com or call 800-848-3411, $85.)
From whitetails to walruses, all 38 categories of North American big game are featured in the official scoring manual of the Boone and Crockett Club (www.boone-crockett.org).
“Measuring and Scoring North American Big Game Trophies” is a third-edition paperback with 176 pages of how-to procedures, score sheets, illustrations; chapters on fair-chase hunting, trophy entry procedures and more.
The Club developed its scoring system to measure the success of conservation and management programs. Regular price is $29.95 (B&C members receive a discount). Order on-line at boone-crockett.org  or call (888) 840-4868.
Make dad’s fishing trip easier with the Berkley Tec HotWire Line Cutter.
The Berkley Tec Hotwire Line Cutter slices through tough braided and thick monofilament line with ease, adding performance and efficiency to a day on the water, leaving anglers more time to catch fish.
Equipped with a replaceable tungsten tip that instantly heats to 1,200 degrees, the HotWire Line Cutters are also great for repairing damaged soft plastic baits (800-237-5539, $24.95).
Give dad peace of mind and the ultimate in comfort and safety when he’s on the water with the Paddlesports Inflata-Belt Lite, a manually inflating personal flotation device from Stearns ( www.sternsflotation.com ).
A Type V lifejacket that is Coast Guard approved for use as a Type III, this Inflata-Belt features a compact waist belt design that’s comfortable to wear all day and doesn’t get in the way when fishing, driving a powerboat or hoisting a sail.
Quick, reliable manual CO2 inflation gives users the choice of when to inflate, while the belt and adjustable neck strap keeps the body comfortably above the waterline when it’s needed most (800-835-3278, $69.99).
When dad transports firearms, fishing gear and other valuables, help him keep them secure from theft and tampering with a new officially licensed Smith & Wesson-branded Truck Vault (www.truckvault.com/smith-wesson).
Available in carpeted and all-weather models with his choice of standard and magnum height, this all-steel, in-vehicle storage system is moisture-, fire- and corrosion-resistant, plus it’s custom-built to fit the beds and cargo areas of any truck or SUV on the road today.
Featuring distinctive Smith & Wesson-logoed drawers that run the length of safe, there’s plenty of room – and a heavy-duty lock – to protect everything dad will need on the water or in the field (800-967-8107, $1,800 to $4,800, depending on size and options).

 

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