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January Fishing Forecast

January Fishing Forecast




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Normal Lake Level – 131.0

Current Lake Level – 129.9

Release – cfs 1,000

Water Temperature – 58’- 60’

Water Clarity – upper river channel clearing, mid lake clearing, lower lake clear, upper creeks, mostly clear.


Spring fishing fever is inflicting anglers around the region.  White Bass are already in the river and making their annual migration to spawning grounds.  This should be one of the best years for the White Bass run in recent memory. The lake has been lower than normal however the fishing is great.  

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

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Black Bass {largemouth} – Spring is time to throw spinner baits and Charlie’s June Bug Gecko on Tx. rig.  Look for big females to be on the nest in shallow water during warming trends.  Some good fish inside the cuts of major creeks.  Newton, upper Carolina and Harmon Creeks producing Blacks. Some good fish caught recently in Bethy Creek on wood and rocks.

Catfish – Good fishing for big Blue Cats on drifted shad mid lake and lower lake regions. Great action now for Blue Cats on trot lines line baited with fish shad near the old river channel.  Fishing for Blue Cats on jugs has been good in in the bays when the wind is blowing.

Harmon Creek is producing Blue Cats early morning fishing under the bird roost.

 Crappie – Good Crappie now coming out of Bethy, Harmon, Carolina, Kickapoo and White Rock Creeks in clear and tea colored water. Also, some good Crappie coming out of lower lake boat houses. Best bait has been live minnows 4-8′ on a slip cork.

White Bass – If the river channel at Riverside remains clear and green fish here with 1/4 oz. Rattle Traps and medium diving crank baits.  After a rain event go up the major creeks until the water is tea colored and throw Tsunami Cocktail Spinners in white or chartreuse.  Slow moving water up the creeks is the key to getting in on the best bite.

Duck Hunting – Wood Duck hunting overall has been slow with the lower water levels. Scattered reports of Mallards in the Jungle and upper river. 


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