Cedar Creek Lake, which is technically named Cedar Creek Reservoir, was completed in 1965 as a water source to Fort Worth and North Texas. The lake fourth largest lake in Texas, approximately 18 miles long and just over 2 miles wide, covering 32,623 acres,The shoreline is just over 220 miles from point to point. The maximum depth is 62 feet. The lake also boasts three islands that are managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as Wildlife Management Areas for aquatic birds.
The lake offers a diverse range of fishing, water sports, boating, birdwatching, and other recreational activities.Blue catfish, Channel catfish, Flathead catfish, Largemouth bass, White bass, Hybrid striped bass, and Crappie are the predominant fish species of Cedar Creek Lake. The southern portion of the lake, where the water is clearer is the best fishing areas for Largemouth bass. Catfish are found everywhere, with more Blues than Channels. Fishing is particularly good in the spring and into summer. Running jug lines in the channels of the many coves using goldfish, shad, and small perch, make very good Blue catfish, and Flathead (Yellow) catfish fishing grounds due to the many smaller streams, creeks, and run-offs flowing into the lake.