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Lake Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek Reservoir

Lake Cedar Creek Crappie Fishing Guide Lane Palmer

Cedar Creek Crappie Fishing Guide Lane Palmer

After graduating Texas Christian University, Lane Palmer began hunting and fishing professionally. Lane quickly discovered he couldn’t find the exact lures he wanted from the big manufacturers, so he launched his own tackle company - Constant Pursuit Outfitters - which is one of the unique brands we sell at Lake Pro Tackle. Since 2010, Lane has been the owner of both Ft. Worth Fishing and Constant Pursuit Outfitters. Through Ft. Worth Fishing, he guides hunting and fishing trips all over the DFW area, and through Constant Pursuit Outfitters he provides professionally designed and developed outdoor gear for those who share his passion. 

For Lane, hunting and fishing aren’t pastime, rather he considers them an instinctual calling and his passion is sharing them with other people who feel the same. Lane guides on Cedar Creek because it's a great fishery for crappie, white bass, hybrid striper and catfish very conveniently located to the DFW metroplex.

Fishing Lake Cedar Creek

Like so many bodies of water in Texas, Lake Cedar Creek is a reservoir that was built on Cedar Creek, a tributary to the Trinity River. The dam is at the south end of the lake in the town of Malakoff. The spillway on the west side of the lake lets water into a canal to the Trinity River. Other major creeks that contribute to the inflow are Caney Creek, Clear Creek, and King's Creek. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department maintains three islands as a wildlife management area for aquatic birds.

Cedar Creek Reservoir has light emergent, submergent and floating vegetation in the coves and creek arms at the lower end of the lake. The water clarity typically ranges from moderately clear at lower end to muddy in the upper end. On Cedar Creek, worst case scenario, follow the birds to find the fish. The crappie records for Cedar Creek are 3.1 pounds for black crappie and 3.28 for white. 

View the TPWD’s Stocking History for Cedar Creek Reservoir and the latest Electrofishing Survey Report.

Lake Cedar Creek Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations which can be found at

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Lake Pro Scouting Reports

Published every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. by guides who are on the water nearly every day, these scouting reports provide a general overview of the fishing conditions for the coming weekend.