Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.34
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
78 degrees - bottom




  Softball league starting
Monitor Staff Reports
KERENS–A summer softball league, aimed at allowing high school players to hone their skills for next spring, is now signing up players.
As envisioned, the 12-team league would play doubleheader games in the Kerens area on six Saturdays, to avoid conflict with any UIL activities.
Games would last 60 minutes, using ASA rules (six runs maximum per inning) with nine players on each team.
Team fee is $500, with signups to end Friday, Aug. 10.
For more information, call (903) 229-2478, or e-mail You can also get information on the Virtual Tournament Director website at under Associations and then JAK.

Guide service offers seminars
By Chuck Rollins
Special to The Monitor

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–A full-time, year-round fishing guide service on Cedar Creek Lake, specializes in crappie, white bass and hybrid striper. was started by my love and passion for fishing. I have been fishing since as far back as I can remember.
I had a full-time profession, but decided it was time to pursue my dream career of fishing. In 2003, my employer announced future changes in the company, and I saw the opportunity to change my career.
My first year guiding was a slow year for business, but by my second year, business picked up.
A customer caught the lake record crappie. This gave me the extra piece of publicity I needed.
Later that same year, a youngster caught the Junior Angler state record and lake record crappie while on a guided trip with me.
Every year has been more successful than the last. I now have a good customer base from the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, and have earned the respect of many anglers for continually producing fish even when the bite is tough.
I also purchased a new boat that seats more customers in shaded comfort for fishing in the middle of hot summer days.
I now guide for all species. I have learned that most folks want to catch what is biting best, and I aim to please. If that means catching white bass, hybrid striper or cats, then that is what we do. I simply want everyone to have fun and go home happy.
I also offer seminar trips that teach how to be a more successful angler. We cover:
• how to locate the fish,
• read a graph, and
• techniques to use to catch the fish you want.
Seminar trips cover multiple techniques and styles of catching fish, rather than what is working that particular day or time of year. Seminar trips are for the fisherman who wants to learn how to do it for himself.
I have three kids of my own, and love to take out kids and teach them how to out-fish their parents. It is no surprise that kids pick up the techniques I teach and catch more fish than adults, a lot of times.
You can read the latest fishing report for Cedar Creek Lake on my web site,, and also check out the pictures of the latest catch.
Book your trip today by calling me, Chuck Rollins, at (903) 288-5798.