Lake Livingston Fishing Report

Normal Lake Level – 131

Current Lake Level – 131.2

Water Temperature – 75′-78′

Release 8,000 CFS.

Water Clarity – south lake clear, mid lake off color, Upper River channel “off color”

FISHING FORECAST – Summer patterns are here now. The lake is in great shape and good reports of fishing for all species are coming in from all parts of the Lake. White Bass and Catfish are now being caught in good in good numbers. This is the time of year to get out on the lake early and get in before it gets hot. The mornings are always cool and we often get our limits of White Bass and get back to the dock before 10:00 am. Lake Livingston consists of 90,000 surface acres of water and over 450 miles of shoreline.


Black Bass {largemouth} – Slow fishing for Black Bass on recent guide trips with a few good fish being caught on Charlie’s Black and Blue Gecko fish around wood and rocks in Carolina Creek. Throw deep diving crank baits now off rocky points. Keep the bait down low into the rocks. Try mid lake points and the points in lower White Rock. This is the time to Wacky worm cut banks wood and rock.

Catfish – Good fishing for Blue cats in Harmon Creek on popping corks baited with fresh cut shad and peeled shrimp. Also some good catches coming on jug lines in Carolina and Bethy creeks. Good fishing for Blue cats over baited holes. Fish fresh shad and chicken liver around the old 190 bridges.

Crappie – Excellent Crappie fishing recently in the major creeks. Fish the mid lake and lower lake boathouses with live minnows or jigs. Best bite is around the deeper boathouses four to six foot down. Good Crappie recently at the Bethy Creek Resort boat stalls on jigs.

White Bass – 190 road bed to Pine Island and Hell’s ½ acre areas are producing good catches of Whites by jigging Tsunami Zombie Eye jigs off structure 12′ to 17′. Look for birds and schooling Whites mid lake and south lake. The mouths of Harmon and Carolina Creeks are producing Whites early am on medium diving crank baits.

Stripers – Occasional Striper being caught fishing for Whites. Look for schooling fish south lake area early am. Follow the birds to the schools.

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