Bass Fishing Lake Construction
A Division of Cedar Beetle Ranch Development
Water is a force of nature and can be extremely difficult to control. A successful water improvement takes a contractor with years of experience, creative talent and the right equipment. Water features can increase the natural beauty of a property, provide recreational entertainment and add significant value to land. In many cases adding a water feature, such as a  fishing lake or a dam to back up water, is the single most effective way to increase property value. 

"Improving Texas One Acre at a Time"
Family Owned
Over 75 years of experience in the lake construction industry...

Fishing Lake & Pond Construction

      Lake & Pond Design

Recreational Lake & Pond Construction

Livestock Pond Construction

Dams, Bridges & Low Water Crossings

Lake & Pond Repair & Maintenance
Cedar Beetle Water Improvements owner, Trey Bader, is a third generation Texas contractor with over 75 years of combined experience on his team. With extensive knowledge and state of the art equipment, we do the job right the first time, every time. Remember... it is more expensive to repair a poorly built lake or pond than to start from scratch and build a new one.
We built this fishing pond in 2007....
In past decades most lakes and ponds in Texas were built for agricultural uses such as livestock and irrigation. However, we have seen a shift in the purpose of newly constructed lakes and ponds to personal uses such fishing, swimming and an aesthetically pleasing landscape feature.

The construction of a fishing lake that produces trophy bass and has a natural look that blends with the property or the construction of a pond or lake with clear blue water is much more complex than building a stock tank or irrigation pond.

Whether you are looking to build a simple farm pond or a first class fishing lake, we can get the job done right. 
Irrigation & Farm Pond Construction
*We work throughout Texas and the surrounding states. We are fully insured and have excellent references.
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To build durable trophy fishing lakes and crystal clear ponds that provide recreational value we use equipment such as excavators, scrapers, dozers and front end loaders, dump trucks and more. We also do all types of excavation and dirt work projects.

We offer contracting services for Texas Pond Construction and Lake Construction including:

1. Texas Trophy Bass Fishing Lakes
2. Texas Trophy Catfish Fishing Ponds
3. Texas Pond and Lakes for swimming and landscape improvement purposes


We provide services in the Texas Hill Country and for the following Texas counties: Medina County, Real County, Uvalde County, Kimble County, Edwards County, Comal County, Bandera County and Kerr County.


Our lake construction services are available in and around Concan Texas, Leakey Texas, Mountain Home Texas, New Braunfels Texas, Bulverde Texas, Utopia Texas, Lost Maples area, Bandera Texas, Junction Texas, Mason Texas, Llano Texas, Pipe Creek Texas, Segovia Texas, San Antonio Texas, Medina Texas, Llano Texas, Hunt Texas, Center Point Texas, Boerne Texas, Uvalde Texas, Sabinal Texas, Hondo Texas, Wimberley Texas, Dripping Springs Texas, Fredericksburg Texas, Austin Texas, Kerrville Texas, and many other areas that require pond construction services for ranch development, ranch construction, ranch improvement and all types of ponds and lakes.

Cedar Beetle Lake and Pond Construction has successfully completed large water improvement projects for individual property owners as well as commercial clients. We have outstanding references and are fully insured.  We bid projects by the job, hour or foot. Our machines are equipped with GPS technology ensuring your project is completed with precision.

Planning for the site selection, design, and construction of a pond is vital. Unfortunately, many people fail to devote sufficient time, effort, and/or money to construction, only to pay later to address preventable mistakes. Common design and construction mistakes can result in pond or dam seepage, noxious aquatic plant growth in shallow water, lack of fish habitat, water quantity issues pertaining to inadequate or surplus watershed, suspended clay or sedimentation filling from an eroded watershed, among other problems.

There are 3 types of man-made ponds and lakes:

# 1: An embankment pond or lake is made by building a embankment or dam across or around a stream or watercourse so water backs up into the stream valley. The land slope may range from gentle to steep. This is a great option for land owners who have live creeks, rivers, streams or springs on their property.

# 2: An excavated pond is made by digging a pit or dugout. Because the water capacity is obtained almost entirely by digging, excavated ponds are used where only a small supply of water is needed.

# 3: Some ponds are built in gently to moderately sloping area and the capacity is obtained both by excavating and by building a dam. We use this combination often.

In some regions, ponds and lakes can be sustained with rainfall. In other regions, where rainfall won't keep a lake or pond at the desired level other water sources can be used such as wells, live creeks, rivers or springs.

Ponds attract many kinds of wildlife. Migratory waterfowl often use ponds as resting places in their flights to and from the North. Ducks often use northern ponds as breeding places, particularly where there is an ample supply of food. Upland game birds, such as dove, use ponds as watering places.  If you are looking to increase wildlife on your property, a pond or lake is an excellent solution. Water can have a dramatic effect on activities such as dove hunting.

Water adds variety to a landscape and further enhances its quality. Reflections in water attract the eye and help to create a contrast or focal point in the landscape. A pond visible from a home, patio, or entrance road increases the attractiveness of the landscape and often improves land value. Ponds in rural, suburban, and urban areas help to conserve landscape quality. We have been many water features for home owners associations.

Regardless of its purpose, a pond's appearance can be improved by using principles of landscape architecture and design techniques. Good design includes consideration of size, site visibility, relationship to the surrounding landscape and use patterns, and shoreline configuration.

The demand for water has increased tremendously in recent years, and ponds are one of the most reliable and economical sources of water. Ponds and lakes are now serving a variety of purposes, including water for livestock, irrigation, fish production, field and orchard spraying, fire protection, energy conservation, wildlife habitat, recreation, and landscape improvement.


Frio River