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Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-09-2014, 2:18 PM Reply   
Im thinking about heading out to Cedar Creek Lake this weekend because our home lake is too low. I noticed that Cedar Creek is only down 4 foot. Does anyone know a good place to lauch where the truck will be safe? Where is a good place to ride on that lake as well? I appriciate the help in adavance!
Old    Jerry McClain (cedarcreek216V)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-09-2014, 2:51 PM Reply   
Launch at Big Chief Marina in Main St or 334. It's a deep ramp with a nice prop wash area. We have a house out there, water was glass this past weekend. There are a ton of places to ride depending in wind direction.

If you go under the bridge right out of Big Chief the water along the shoreline right past the bridge is normally good. If you want to see more of the lake go out of the big cove to the main lake, swing very wide of that island and DO NOT go between the island and shoreline or you will be in trouble. Once out to the main lake hang a left and you will see some power line in the water on the right shoreline, good riding over there too. You will have the whole lake to yourself.
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-09-2014, 3:23 PM Reply   
Thanks for the information. Is there alot of under water hazards i need to watch out for or is the lake pretty clean around there?
Old    Jerry McClain (cedarcreek216V)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-09-2014, 3:34 PM Reply   
It's real clean. It's a very popular weekend lake for everyone in Dallas so it stays clean. I have never hit anything in five years out there. This time if year you should be able to stay in nice deep shoreline water and have great water. There was no one at all out last weekend. If you drop in at Big Chief and go to the main lake do not go to the right, it's shallow over there. If you go under the bridge right by Big Chief, don't go in too far, it gets stumpy. But there is a little cutout in the shore right under the bridge to the right that is good and deep. You safest place is over by the power lines or further down by the damn.
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-10-2014, 5:33 PM Reply   
My favorite around here is Caddo. The river is always smooth. The state park has a good ramp and dock. We are usually at lake Tyler though. It is above full right now.
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-10-2014, 6:13 PM Reply   
Where is Caddo located? Is it Caddo lake? I have never been to lake tyler. Looks pretty sweet how you can go from lake to lake trough that canal. How deep is lake tyler?
Old    Chris Hernandez (CHern5972)      Join Date: Jul 2012       04-10-2014, 6:23 PM Reply   
I miss it up there. Had allot of good times on cedar creek
Old    Jerry McClain (cedarcreek216V)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-10-2014, 8:02 PM Reply   
The further east you go the more full the lakes are. I like Palestine too and it's pretty much in Tyler so you have nice amenities close.
Old    Jerry McClain (cedarcreek216V)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-10-2014, 8:04 PM Reply   
If you would have sent this earlier I could have let you use our house at Cedar Creek for a good price, but someone has already reserved it for this weekend.
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-10-2014, 10:26 PM Reply   
Jerry- Do you have a link to your house for rent or pictures?
Old    Jerry McClain (cedarcreek216V)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-11-2014, 6:14 AM Reply   
Here you go.

http://www.vrbo.com/437364

It's not a lot, but we keep up nicely and keep it priced below pretty much anything else on the lake that has good water access. When the lake is full, we have about 6.5' of water at our dock. Once it gets more than 3.5' low getting a tow boat to our dock is questioneable. I have done it at 4' low, but that requires shutting her down about 100 yards out, hopping off the back and walking it in, and of course reversing the process to get out.

The house is great, we provide everything needed once you get there other than food, drinks and shower products.
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-11-2014, 7:54 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Griggs24 View Post
Where is Caddo located? Is it Caddo lake? I have never been to lake tyler. Looks pretty sweet how you can go from lake to lake trough that canal. How deep is lake tyler?
Yes. Caddo Lake. We don't go on the lake. Just the river right by Uncertain north of Marshall.
Lake Tyler is pretty awesome but there are a lot of boats on the weekends unless you get there early or late.
Depth varies but no tree stumps. Max depth is about 30 feet I think... The canal is open. Just no wake zone. If it's rough on one lake, go to the other side. There is a lot of wakeboarding at Lake Tyler.
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-11-2014, 10:42 AM Reply   
Decided were going to give Lake Tyler a shot. Seems to be a pretty cool lake and with winds blowing out of the south tomorrow the dame side looks like it will be smooth. Anything I need to worry about out there? I plan on lauching at Concession Marina. Is this a good place to lauch?
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-11-2014, 11:12 AM Reply   
Thats is fine but use the ramp away from the building. The other one is not level. Don't use the boat docs. Use the pies at the ramps. When you head out to the water go between the weeds. Those are islands and do not go toward the swimming area when heading out to the water. It gets shallow.
You could go to Hill creek boat ramp. Its a single ramp with nothing to worry about unless the wind is blowing. The channel right there sucks wind.
The dam is ok to ride at. There are a couple of coves on that lake on the north end or you can go through the chanel to the other lake. Plenty of places to ride there too. I think Tyler Paddle SUP is doing something on the lake this weekend or next weekend.
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-11-2014, 2:55 PM Reply   
pies = piers...
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-12-2014, 7:57 AM Reply   
Hit me up when out there. We can take the G out later if u want
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-12-2014, 3:17 PM Reply   
It was awful Wendy today. I didn't make it because I was on call and couldn't get away. Hit me up next time. We can take my x1.
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-12-2014, 7:45 PM Reply   
Def bad day to ride. Lemme know when out
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-12-2014, 9:00 PM Reply   
We went out there today and lake was awesome but the wind was a terrible factor! We ended up just anchoring out by the damn and enjoying a little sun! Water temp was 62.
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-14-2014, 9:17 AM Reply   
Chase,

PM me and we can meet up next time your in town. We will be out there this Sat which will be one of the first days the wind is supposed to lay down. Great Lake and it's full.
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-14-2014, 12:53 PM Reply   
Will Do. Im pretty sure we are heading back out there this weekend. Do you know of any homes on the water that they rent for the weekends? If not what about camping or small cabins? Heck I wish someone would just rent me one of those boat houses sitting out there!
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-14-2014, 2:48 PM Reply   
Not sure of any rentals. I know of some people that camp a the Hill creek park but do not think there is any electricity or showers.
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-14-2014, 4:15 PM Reply   
Try vrbo. I think there r some on there. We plan on being out there sat and sun as well
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-14-2014, 7:01 PM Reply   
Lee you have the all black G?
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-14-2014, 8:39 PM Reply   
Rance, what time you planning on going? I'll be out too.
Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       04-15-2014, 2:22 AM Reply   
I didn't realize we had so many people from east TX area on here.

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Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-15-2014, 7:43 AM Reply   
Dave. Pretty much all day. Probably 10- till........
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-15-2014, 7:45 AM Reply   
My parents are coming down this weekend but yall still gotta ride with me some time.
Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-15-2014, 10:07 AM Reply   
I've been to Cedar Creek before but want to try some more of the East Texas lakes. The East Texas lakes remind me more of the lakes I grew up on in Missouri and Kentucky than the lakes around DFW. Would love to come out to Lake Tyler, and also try out Lake Athens, Lake Palestine, Lake Cypress Springs, etc. Have a new Mastercraft X10 with the Gen2 Surf Package if anyone wants to show me around for pulls!
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-15-2014, 10:20 AM Reply   
Andrew, I'm in. Just say when.
Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-15-2014, 10:33 AM Reply   
Dave, will let you know, will likely be sometime in May. Going to my parents' for Easter and then have a bachelor party the following weekend. Finally got around to updating the profile with the new boat, btw!
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-15-2014, 11:21 AM Reply   
Anyone stayed at the cabins at Petroleum club on lake tyler? Its a members only club but we know some people that are members.
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-15-2014, 11:49 AM Reply   
Rance, yep that's me n all black G
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-15-2014, 12:12 PM Reply   
Lee, Ok I thought so.


Chase, I have not but they are probably ok.
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-15-2014, 2:39 PM Reply   
I'm pretty sure anything to do with the Petroleum club is good. That is where the new Tyler Paddle company is. You can rent SUP's there.
Old    Ash (stuntmonkey)      Join Date: Feb 2009       04-15-2014, 3:55 PM Reply   
Palestine is pretty sweet, was out this weekend and it was dead!
Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-15-2014, 4:09 PM Reply   
Any good public boat ramps on Palestine?
Old    Ash (stuntmonkey)      Join Date: Feb 2009       04-15-2014, 4:30 PM Reply   
Flat Creek and Palestine Marina are good. We have our boat on a lift and put it in on our ramp so don't really know, but those 2 have been mentioned a few times.
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-15-2014, 7:02 PM Reply   
There are plenty of stumps in Palestine. Make sure you know where you are at all times.
Old    Ash (stuntmonkey)      Join Date: Feb 2009       04-15-2014, 7:27 PM Reply   
That pretty much goes for any east texas lake from what I can gather.
Old    Ash (stuntmonkey)      Join Date: Feb 2009       04-15-2014, 7:43 PM Reply   
If anyone comes across a map for Palestine I'd appreciate the heads up.
Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       04-16-2014, 2:00 AM Reply   
Tyler and Bob Sandlin are my favorite east TX lakes. Bob Sandlin is hardly ever busy even in the summer time.

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Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-16-2014, 7:21 AM Reply   
Which of the East Texas lakes has retaining walls? I know Cedar Creek has a lot but haven't been on the other lakes.
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-16-2014, 12:50 PM Reply   
Caddo has a few but Tyler doesn't have too many. Rollers dissipate pretty well.
Old    Ash (stuntmonkey)      Join Date: Feb 2009       04-16-2014, 2:29 PM Reply   
Palestine has retainers if you face the main body, coves don't.
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-17-2014, 8:10 AM Reply   
anyone wanna ride saturday on tyler?
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-17-2014, 8:16 AM Reply   
We might head out there if the weather is good. Just waiting to see if its going to rain.
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-17-2014, 8:45 AM Reply   
k hit me up ill b at boathouse all day, im removing most of the graphics(not fun) and replacing interior speakers(fun)
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-17-2014, 9:26 AM Reply   
Lee. I'll be there Saturday. Should be out around 10.

I'll stop by
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-17-2014, 11:07 AM Reply   
Rance, Where do you lauch at?
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-17-2014, 7:19 PM Reply   
Good deal rance, bring ur heat gun to peel off some graphics!!
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-17-2014, 8:17 PM Reply   
Lee, where is your boat house?
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-17-2014, 8:58 PM Reply   
Weather permitting I'll be out there Saturday with the 210.. and I've got and extra heat gun!
Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       04-18-2014, 3:24 AM Reply   
All yall suck! I'm stuck in BFE south TX working lol

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Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-18-2014, 6:04 AM Reply   
I'm on east lake way up north on the West Bank. Green top boathouse. I'm past the sand bar that forms an island when lake is low
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-18-2014, 9:21 AM Reply   
Brett come on by anytime
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-18-2014, 5:06 PM Reply   
Griggs-Bethy Creek.
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-18-2014, 9:20 PM Reply   
Lee, my parents are here from Ok and love driving around lake Tyler looking at boat houses. If you see a yellow X1 creepin' don't be alarmed....
Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-19-2014, 8:11 AM Reply   
Dave, ill b on the lookout! B out there soon
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-20-2014, 8:27 AM Reply   
We didn't make it up that way. Awesome day on the water until about 3. Then it was boats everywhere.
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-20-2014, 11:58 AM Reply   
Rance- Good meeting y'all Saturday. I appreciate the pulls. That A22 of yours is seriously impressive! Hope to see you guys out there more!
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-20-2014, 12:22 PM Reply   
Yessir no problem
Old    Dave Cantrell (DaveC)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-24-2014, 6:03 PM Reply   
Is anybody going out this weekend?
Old    MCXSTAR (snork)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-24-2014, 6:22 PM Reply   
Might need to find some shelter from the gail force winds

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