According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, water in Cedar Creek Lake is stained; 54–59 degrees; 0.09′ high. Black bass are fair on swimjigs, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
According to the Texas Water Development Board, recent rains have raised water levels in Cedar Creek Lake back to 100%. The lake has been at or near capacity for several months.
To prevent the spread of zebra mussels, the law requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters.