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March 2024 Lake Livingston Fishing Report

March 2024 Lake Livingston Fishing Report

Normal Lake Level – 131.0’
Current Lake Level – 132.4’
Release – cfs. 8,000
Water Temperature – 59- 65’
Water Clarity – upper river channel muddy, mid lake clearing, lower lake clear, upper creeks tea color

FISHING FORECAST: Conditions are shaping up for the annual White Bass run. Females should be moving up the river and creeks stacking up in deep holes to spawn. The males will come first and then the females heavy with eggs. March is the peak of the spawn. Look for Black Bass to move shallow on the nest as water temperatures rise. Crappie will be shallow now providing great action. With the right conditions falling into place March is the month to be on Lake Livingston. Lake Livingston consists of over 90,000 acres of water and 450 miles of shoreline.


Black Bass – {largemouth} Fish black and blue lizards and June Bug Baby Brush hogs around the log jams now. Throw white spinner baits around shallow wood and rocky points. Some good fish still being caught on Charlie's jigs fished around docks in Newton, Upper Carolina and Bethy creeks.
Catfish – Good fishing for big Blue Cats on drifted shad mid lake and lower lake regions. Good catfishing on rod and reel baited with fresh shad. 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 – Look for Crappie to move shallow near the banks in upper lake creeks. Bethy, White Rock and Harmon should be good now. Use minnows and jigs on a slip cork in 2’ to 4’ of water as water temperature rises.
White Bass – Whites will be moving up the river and creeks for the spawning run. Pay close attention now to current weather patterns and water levels. If the main river channel near Riverside is low and green the Whites will spawn in the river. If the water is up and the creeks are moving look for Whites far up the creeks. Throw ¼ oz. Tsunami Cocktail spinners and ¼ oz. Sassy Shad.

Lake Palmetto Guide Service
Charlie’s Worms
Bimini Bay Outfitters
Tsunami Airwave Rods
Red Ninja outdoors
Bethy Creek Resort

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