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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.62
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
78 degrees - bottom

 

 

 

 

Red Hot ‘18’ tournament set
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Red Hot “18” Golf Tournament is set for Monday, July 30, at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
Event co-chairs Judy Pierce/Excite Realty.com and Rick Brown/Cornerstone Business Solutions announced the area chamber is seeking sponsors and players for the four-man scramble tournament.
Entry fee for the chamber fund-raising event is $60 per person or $240 per team, which includes lunch, cart and the end-of-tournament awards reception.
Sponsorships are being sought for the lunch ($500), the practice range ($500), hole sponsors (17 at $100 each) and golf cart sponsors (two at $300).
Featured events will include a Hole-in-One contest sponsored by Tri-County Ford, a Longest Drive contest, a Closest to the Pin contest, Buy A Drive hole, mulligans, player gifts, prizes and awards.
Players and sponsors can register for the tournament on-line by checking the website www.rydergolfevents.com/1024_RedHot18/index.html.
Players and sponsors can invite others to participate by clicking on “Tell a Friend,” which will set up an automatic link with the website.
“The tournament website is a great new tool this year, made possible by the generosity of Tri-County Ford offering the site for our use,” Brown reported.
For more information, check the website listed above, call the area chamber office at (903) 887-3152, or go to the chamber’s website, www.cedarcreeklakechamber.com.
 

Area Fishing Reports
ATHENS – Water off color, 79-86 degrees; 0.55 foot high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigs on points in 6-16 feet. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows over brushpiles. Catfish are good on punch bait and worms around baited holes.
CEDAR CREEK – Water stained; 78-83 degrees; 0.41 foot high. Black bass are fair early on topwaters, midday switching to flukes fished around grass. White bass are very good on Humdingers and TNT slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on Sassy Shad early. Crappie are fair on minnows over brushpiles. Catfish are very good drifting cut shad.
PALESTINE – Water stained; 77-83 degrees; 1.09 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged 7-inch black/blue Power Worms and firetiger shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brushpiles. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are good on topwaters and Humdingers. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cheese bait.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS – Water off color; 78-84 degrees; 0.82 foot high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged lizards or worms and medium diving crankbaits. White bass and hybrid striper are fair to good on Humdingers, topwaters and live shad. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brushpiles. Catfish are good cut shad and prepared baits.
TAWAKONI – Water stained; 78-83 degrees; 1.4 feet low. Black bass are fair on 3-inch Sweet Beavers with a 1/8 oz. weight, Texas rigged lizards and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on Humdingers and topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on prepared and cut bait.
FORK – Water off color; 77-83 degrees; 0.14 foot high. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, and midday on Senkos, drop shot rigged finesse worms and Carolina rigged watermelon/red Brush Hogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs under the bridges and over brushpiles. Catfish are good on prepared baits.
GRAPEVINE – Water murky; 78-83 degrees; 10.12 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics in the shallows. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over brushpiles and under docks. White bass are good on topwaters, Humdingers and slabs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and live shad.
JOE POOL – Water murky; 78-84 degrees; 2 feet high. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brushpiles. White bass are fair on minnows and Humdingers. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
LEWISVILLE – Water stained; 78-84 degrees; 6.86 feet high. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and Bandit 100 crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brushpiles. Catfish are good on prepared bait over baited holes.
RAY HUBBARD – Water stained; 78-83 degrees; 0.77 foot high. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigged Brush Hogs, drop shot rigged finesse baits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters and Humdingers – schooling all over the lake. Hybrid striper are good on 2oz. TNT slabs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.
© Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
 

Desperate reach
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Redhawks baserunner Landon Marshall (left) gets back to second just ahead of the pick-off throw to Longhorns second baseman Kyle Woods during the third inning of their Freshman Boys league baseball game June 25 at Mabank’s George Watts Park.