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December Fishing Forecast

December Fishing Forecast

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Normal Lake Level – 131’

Current Lake Level –131.06         

Water Temperature 55-57

Water Clarity – lower lake clear, mid lake clear, upper river channel off color

DUCK HUNTING FORECAST – The Jungle area of Lake Livingston is known for Mallard and Wood Duck Hunting along with other species of Puddle Ducks.  The Jungle is one of the places to be in December if you are looking for a trophy Mallard or Wood Duck to mount. The Jungle area is boat access only being north of the 190 bridge and west of White Rock creek.  The area is public hunting so get there early.  Often it is worth the effort. Check with the Trinity River Authority for rules and regulations for hunting here.  Water levels can fluctuate with current conditions.  The Jungle can be hard on equipment and mankind.  Concealment is imperative for success with late season Mallards.  Smaller decoy spreads and a minimal amount of calling works best in December.  Always respect other hunters and good luck duck hunting Lake Livingston.

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BANK ACCESS:  Highway 356 to Outback Marina or Charlie’s boat ramp.

Lake Livingston consists of 90,000 surface acres of water and over 450 miles of shoreline.

SPECIES REPORT:

Black Bass {largemouth}  – Some nice fish are being caught now on” Charlie’s Gecko” in June Bug Texas rigged fished around boathouses in Kickapoo and Sandy Creeks.  Throw deep running crank baits off the rocky points in Bethy Creek.

Catfish – Good numbers of big Blue Cats being caught. Drift fresh dead shad near the old river channel.  Run trot lines mid lake area near the river channel. Blue Cats are being caught on popping corks baited with fresh shad fished in the standing dead trees in Harmon Creek.   Big Ops are taking live perch on trot lines in the upper river channel.

Crappie  – Crappie fishing has been good with some good numbers of fishing being caught on minnows in the boathouses and in the brush up Kickapoo Creek. Fish live minnows and jigs in big Caney if the water is tea color here.

White Bass  – Slow in the lower lake areas jigging “Super D Slabs” and Tsunami 1 oz. Zombie Eyes off humps 11-17’.   Look for White Bass to make their move into northern creeks to spawn with warming weather. Striper – Occasional Stripers are being caught fishing the humps for Whites.

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