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#11303509 - 12/25/15 04:59 PM Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th
Bud B Offline
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Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
I got home from yesterday's family gathering pretty late, so wasn't on the water until almost 9:00 this morning. It was barely over 50 degrees then, but warmed up quickly to turn into shirt sleeve weather this afternoon. The winds stayed light all day, blowing from the north early, then switching around to pretty much every direction, before settling in from the southeast this afternoon. With the rain, then cold, coming, I figured I'd get in one more trip in the nice weather.

I quit and headed for home right after I landed my 25th keeper. Several fish were just small keepers, but most were truly nice crappie. If anyone had told me I could catch a limit of crappie on Christmas Day, I would have told them it would happen on Palestine, not Cedar Creek. You just never know.

Some of the fish were suspended on concrete, but the best bite was on a simple drop-off, with no discernable cover other than the fish that were holding it. It's a reminder to never ignore a drop-off that's showing fish on it. They were 13 to 14 feet deep, tight up against the drop-off, which dropped from 11 to 18 feet of water. They bit the same two jig rig I've been using lately. The small 1/32 or 1/24 oz jig on top was best, but the 1/8 oz jig below it got bit well, too. I cleaned three of the fish, and released the rest.



Two well worn jigs, and one of their admirers.


I got surprised by a couple of blue cats today, too.

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#11303618 - 12/25/15 06:19 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 911
Loc: Carthage Tx
Nice Christmas catch!!
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#11303626 - 12/25/15 06:26 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
ATM97 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 666
Loc: Bullard
Thats a great trip! Thanks for the report.
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#11303823 - 12/25/15 09:00 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2335
Loc: E Texas
How stained is the lake right now? Is it bad midlake by Tom Finley park? Trying to make up my mind where to fish this week!!

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#11303944 - 12/25/15 10:36 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Slewfoot]
Bud B Offline
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Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
How stained is the lake right now? Is it bad midlake by Tom Finley park? Trying to make up my mind where to fish this week!!

Oops, I didn't mention water clarity, did I? It's still pretty muddy at Tom Finley. From Power Line Cove on down, it's cleared quite a bit, but still not back to its usual water color. They just issued a flash flood watch for the next couple of days though, so here comes more mud.
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#11303947 - 12/25/15 10:43 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
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A Christmas limit of Crappie! thumb It just don't get any better! cheers
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#11303992 - 12/26/15 12:02 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2047
Loc: Beckville, TX
Those are some good looking slabs Mr. Bud. thumb

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#11304137 - 12/26/15 08:25 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
Slewfoot Online   content
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Registered: 03/27/02
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Loc: E Texas
Originally Posted By: Bud B
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
How stained is the lake right now? Is it bad midlake by Tom Finley park? Trying to make up my mind where to fish this week!!

Oops, I didn't mention water clarity, did I? It's still pretty muddy at Tom Finley. From Power Line Cove on down, it's cleared quite a bit, but still not back to its usual water color. They just issued a flash flood watch for the next couple of days though, so here comes more mud.

Thanks Bud!! Nice day on the water!!

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#11304212 - 12/26/15 09:25 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
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Registered: 03/01/13
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Loc: burleson
thanks for the report and nice fish bud thumb
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#11304241 - 12/26/15 09:46 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
koobycrappie Offline
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WTG! Nice fish and a limit at that! thumb
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#11304306 - 12/26/15 10:21 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
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Registered: 06/10/10
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Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Bud, good to see you out and about on our Lake. I'm ready to be home...missed all of the good weather it seems.
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#11304818 - 12/26/15 04:29 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
dw173 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 230
Loc: Midlothian
That's a nice looking fish, congrats on the limit.

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#11308234 - 12/28/15 01:11 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 12/25/15, 25 on the 25th [Re: Bud B]
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Nice fish and Tips Bud thumb
Belinda & I fished Christmas eve for a couple of hrs till dark, bunch of small fish.
Looks like you've got them pinned up clap
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