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Cedar Creek Lake Reports Winter 2022-2023 #14555702 12/05/22 01:36 PM
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12/04/2022: Did a scouting run starting at Kevin's Point to Iron Wall Hump to Spillway Hump ending at Enchanted Isle Ridge. I found plenty of fish at each spot - mostly big white bass (50), a 19 inch hybrid, a short hybrid, and a 13 inch yellow bass. I caught them casting out and working back on the bottom and setting up over them and fishing straight down on the bottom in 17 to 25 fow. I also tried to locate and catch suspended fish out in the deep water. I cruised until I saw a few then turned the thumper on and tapped the floor with my foot as I drifted slowly - about 1 mph. I dropped a #4 Mepps and positioned it in the middle of the fish, which had begun to increase in numbers. I caught white bass by either reeling or lifting the Mepps up through the fish. I fished for 25 minutes and caught 8 fish. Not too bad but not nearly as good as catching them on structure. At Kevin's Point I caught 17 in 30 minutes. Fish are biting readily now, and they seem to be on all the good structures - a good time to fish if the weather cooperates.

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Thanks Dennis. I'm going to try to be out there Wednesday afternoon.

Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports Winter 2022-2023 [Re: Dennis Christian] #14558463 12/08/22 04:23 AM
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12/7/2022: Friend Graham and I went out today and caught 163: 154 white bass, 4 yellow bass, 3 short hybrids, a black bass, and a 22 inch hybrid. I started at 11:15 AM and fished suspended fish down 30 fow in 41 fow. I looked around until I found a few fish, spot-locked there, turned on my thumper, and tapped the floor with my foot. Gradually fish accumulated under me, and I caught 25 whites and a yellow by dropping the lure straight down. If I could see the lure drop, I would start reeling it up slowly as soon as it got into the fish. If I couldn't see the lure drop, I let it reach bottom, and the fish would strike on the 6th to 10th turn of the reel. I used a white and pink #4 Mepps.

Then Graham called to say he was back from Dallas and at my dock, so I picked him up, and we fished structures: Mid-lake Hump, Iron Wall Hump, and Slide Hump. We left at 3:30 PM still catching a fish every time we dropped the lure to the bottom, which ranged from 21 to 26 fow. I continued to use the white and pink Mepps and Graham used a silver #4 Mepps for most of his and a silver 2/5 oz Little Cleo for a few others. Here are some pics:

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Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports Winter 2022-2023 [Re: Dennis Christian] #14560737 12/10/22 12:50 PM
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I finally got out there yesterday afternoon. I started fishing at 11:45 and headed back to the ramp at 3:15 PM. I had plans to hit a number of areas but the plans changed. My first and only stop was Spillway Hump. I worked the NW corner and caught fish in 19' of water. I then moved a little east and looked at the humps north indentation and picked up a few in 17' to 19' of water. I then wrapped it up by moving to the NE corner and caught most of my fish sitting on the 16' drop off and casting north and east into deeper water. In total I caught 80 fish using the silver Mepps #4. In terms of species, it was a smorgasbord. The majority caught were sand bass. I also caught 4 short hybrids and 3 cats in the 3# range. The strangest thing was the yellow bass. I don't know the exact count, but if I had to guess I would say I probably caught at least 20. I have never in my life caught that many yellow bass at one time. Now you are probably saying why didn't you leave the area? Well, as strange as it sounds, my wife loves to eat yellow bass. As you know, those fish are normally not very big. So I kept around 14 of them for her to enjoy and that's the reason I stayed in that area. I will say that all of the yellow bass and the 2 sand bass I kept, had either egg sacks or milk sacks.

Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports Winter 2022-2023 [Re: Dennis Christian] #14560768 12/10/22 01:39 PM
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12/09/2022: Friend Cliffshot came to CC and met up with TFFer Ron D. (Ron, I don't know your TFF handle) and then picked me up at my dock at 9 AM. We fished for crappie until about 12:30 PM and then switched to white bass. We caught 25 keeper crappie, and I lost a big hybrid who hit my tiny jig and broke off my light line. We started white bass fishing over suspended fish at 20 to 30 fow in water 45 fow deep. This was primarily to demo to Cliff that we could catch them that way. After cruising around to find a few suspended fish, I used Cliff's paddle to tap the boat floor and draw the fish up under us. After catching about 10 we switched to structure fishing. We caught good numbers at Slide Hump, Enchanted Isle Ridge, and Game Warden Hump. We stopped fishing about 4 PM and ended up with a total fish count of 250 for the day: 213 whites, 10 yellow bass, a legal hybrid, a cat, and the 25 crappie. The lake was like glass all day. Yes, you can do well with no wind. We caught most fish on silver and white #4 Mepps. We also did well with slabs that had small spinners attached - like the Bo-blade and like Bob Maindelle's slab w/spinner. Structure fish were down on the bottom in 17 to 25 fow. We caught most by dropping the lure to the bottom, then reeling up slowly. We did stop by my dock and get the Bobo thumper out of my boat, and that helped keep the fish under us and bring in more fish.

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I finally got out there yesterday afternoon. I started fishing at 11:45 and headed back to the ramp at 3:15 PM. I had plans to hit a number of areas but the plans changed. My first and only stop was Spillway Hump. I worked the NW corner and caught fish in 19' of water. I then moved a little east and looked at the humps north indentation and picked up a few in 17' to 19' of water. I then wrapped it up by moving to the NE corner and caught most of my fish sitting on the 16' drop off and casting north and east into deeper water. In total I caught 80 fish using the silver Mepps #4. In terms of species, it was a smorgasbord. The majority caught were sand bass. I also caught 4 short hybrids and 3 cats in the 3# range. The strangest thing was the yellow bass. I don't know the exact count, but if I had to guess I would say I probably caught at least 20. I have never in my life caught that many yellow bass at one time. Now you are probably saying why didn't you leave the area? Well, as strange as it sounds, my wife loves to eat yellow bass. As you know, those fish are normally not very big. So I kept around 14 of them for her to enjoy and that's the reason I stayed in that area. I will say that all of the yellow bass and the 2 sand bass I kept, had either egg sacks or milk sacks.


I don’t blame your wife, it’s pretty darn good.

Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports Winter 2022-2023 [Re: Dennis Christian] #14577004 12/27/22 02:39 PM
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12/26/2022: I made a scouting run to see how the extreme cold weather affected fishing. The water temp was 48.5 degrees. I tried structure fishing and suspended fishing. In 45 minutes of suspended fishing, I caught 7 fish. In the 1st couple of hours of structure fishing, I caught only 8 fish. I could not get them to come up under me with the thumper, so the ones I caught were casting out and reeling in along the bottom. The last hour of structure fishing was at Spillway Hump and Enchanted Isle Ridge, and in both places, I found good schools of fish in 19 to 22 fow, and I could get a bite nearly every cast by casting out and reeling slowly up from the bottom 6 turns of the reel and then letting the #4 Mepps fall back to the bottom and repeat. I caught 20 in an hour and left them biting. All but two fish were fat thirteen to sixteen-inch sandies. I used #4 white Mepps spinner to catch the suspended fish while drifting about 0.3 mph. I tried the hazy-eyed bladed slab but never got a bite.

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Thanks Dennis , good report, Thx

Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports Winter 2022-2023 [Re: Dennis Christian] #14600995 01/18/23 03:23 PM
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1/16/2023 and 1/17/2023: Fished from 2 to 4:30 PM on the 16th with Graham and we caught 87 - mostly fat whites. All but 2 were caught on structures in 18 to 22 fow (Long Ridge, Long Ridge West, and Midlake Hump). We caught them straight down on the bottom or casting out and working back along the bottom. We tried fishing suspended fish for about 20 min and caught one legal hybrid and one white. On the 17th, Cliffshot joined us. We went out at 7:45 AM and fished until 11:30. Caught 61 (see pics). Graham and I went back out at 2 pm and caught another 58 in 2 hours. We caught them mostly on 3-Jug Hump, Long Ridge, and Mid-lake Hump. Both days white bladed #4 Mepps was bait of choice.

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Good report Dennis. Thanks!

Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports Winter 2022-2023 [Re: Dennis Christian] #14607367 01/24/23 05:30 PM
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01/23/2023: Graham and I fished from 1:30 to 5:30 PM and caught 85. We spent the 1st hour drifting and fishing over suspended fish in various depths. We only caught 10 fish - mostly 10 to 11-inch whites plus a couple of 12-inch hybrids. Then we switched to structure fishing and did much better catching mostly big fat female whites and several short hybrids - the biggest being 17.5 inches. We found some on each structure we tried, which included Campbell's Hump, Dam Ridge, Dam Hump West of the Pole, Greenhouse Ridge, and Saint Annes Point East. The big whites seem to be on most structures - even the shallow ones. At Saint Annes, we caught them in 9 to 12 fow. We were catching one just about every cast working the Mepps fast. . We used Mepps #4 white/pink blade. The structure fishing here at CC is unusually good this winter.

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coolphotos great job! I’m enjoying reading your posts.


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Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports Winter 2022-2023 [Re: Dennis Christian] #14613875 01/30/23 04:33 PM
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1/27/2023: Fished from 9:15 AM to 4 PM with Lenahorse Larry and Cliffshot and caught a total of 80: 73 white bass, 1 crappie, 1 cat, 1 yellow bass, and 4 short hybrids. All but three were caught on structure. The three were caught spending about 1.5 hours deadsticking. The wind was too strong, so we alternated drifting and spotlocking. There were plenty of fish under us - just slow to bite. Most of the fish on structure were fat female white bass. White bladed Mepps 4 did the best, fishing straight down in 18 to 22 fow or casting and working back to the boat in 14 to 17 fow. Water temp was 51.5 F.

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