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#12702336 - 04/04/18 01:09 AM Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake
SCGKLG Offline
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Registered: 05/18/14
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Loc: Navarro County
Has anyone tried getting up Caney creek and going to the spillway off of Ceder Creek lake? My wife’s cousin made it to the spillway sometime last week and came out with 60+ Crappie. Was wonder how the journey would be and any tips on getting there by boat. They were letting water out of Caney Lake at the time.

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#12703196 - 04/04/18 03:41 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
ChevyMan94 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/17
Posts: 3
I cant find any info on the creek or spillway you mentioned but I can see a spillway at the end of that creek coming from caney lake. Is that lake private? Im wondering how your in-law got there id like to try it out.

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#12703211 - 04/04/18 03:51 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
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Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 158
Loc: Texas
The guides here tell me don't chance it; too many boats get torn up, and every few years, someone gets killed. Apparently there's a really difficult spot you have to get through. Did your cousin take a boat?

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#12703212 - 04/04/18 03:52 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
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Just launch at the free ramp on the north side of 198 and follow all of the boats LOL
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#12703338 - 04/04/18 05:20 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
SCGKLG Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/18/14
Posts: 12
Loc: Navarro County
I know he went in by boat, but I didn’t get any other info from him besides that.
Just by looking at the map it doesn’t seem like it would be hard to get there unless the creek is shallow.

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#12703339 - 04/04/18 05:20 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Registered: 01/21/01
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Been there many times. It's a bit tricky getting into the creek but it's doable if your careful. The lake above the dam belongs to a Power Company and no access is possible.

Be careful there's lots of big fish in there that will hit a jig.





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#12703342 - 04/04/18 05:23 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
SCGKLG Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/18/14
Posts: 12
Loc: Navarro County
Thanks Ernest I’ll have to give it a go.

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#12703814 - 04/05/18 12:22 AM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
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I grew up on Cedar Creek. I did not know you could get to the back side of that spillway. I looked it up on google earth and still didnt see any way up there except via the trinity river.

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#12704121 - 04/05/18 09:32 AM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
metalman BDB Offline
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Registered: 02/28/18
Posts: 14
Simple. Get duck boat/mudmotor. Catch fish

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#12704228 - 04/05/18 10:25 AM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
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I have seen people in there with 17 lunds. You need to know the NARROW 2-3 ft depth inlet if the lake is at full pool. Location of a limb and a stump that will damge prop and hank up boat if hit, and underwater rock outcroppings at spillway entrance.
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#12704302 - 04/05/18 11:19 AM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
ERNEST PATY Offline
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enter creek and follow it all the way to the hole behind the dam. Carefully,
idle speed.



Edited by ERNEST PATY (04/05/18 11:25 AM)
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#12704341 - 04/05/18 11:41 AM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Registered: 01/22/17
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Loc: SW Texas
Originally Posted By: ERNEST PATY
Been there many times. It's a bit tricky getting into the creek but it's doable if your careful. The lake above the dam belongs to a Power Company and no access is possible.

Be careful there's lots of big fish in there that will hit a jig.






Those are some nice looking fish! thumb

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#12704814 - 04/05/18 05:16 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
jp24 Online   content
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Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 158
Loc: Texas
I must be thinking of somewhere else.

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#12704867 - 04/05/18 06:04 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: Finaddict]
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
Never been there, but it looks like my kinda spot!

Ernest if you decide to go, I’m ready to ride or follow!

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#12705028 - 04/05/18 08:32 PM Re: Caney Lake Spillway on Ceder Creek Lake [Re: SCGKLG]
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Registered: 01/21/01
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Loc: CARROLLTON, TX, US
My pontoon might have a problem navigating that little creek. I'm pretty well stuck on Lewisville these days.
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