Lake Livingston Fishing Report

Lake Livingston Fishing Report

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Normal Lake Level 131'
Current Lake Level 131.23
Release 1000 cfs.
Water Temperature 86-90'
Water Clarity south lake clear, mid lake clear, upper river channel clear


Lake Livingston is in great shape with normal water levels and good fishing for all species. Spring patterns should continue through the month of April. Crappie fishing is heating up and should remaing good in comming weeks. White Bass run is on!! Spawning Whites are migrating up the creeks. Lake Livingston consist of over 90.000 acres of water and 450 miles of shore line.


Black Bass {largemouth} – Fish up to five lbs. recently on medium diving crank baits worked off main lake rocky points and rip rap. Fish "Charlie's Flippin Bug" around mid and lower lake boat houses. Fish June Bug creature baits around shallow brush and rocks on the north end.

Catfish – Fish fresh cut shad drifted across 14' flats and the old river channel. Fish fresh shad and chicken liver around the old 190 bridges. Fishing in the river at Riverside has been slow. Carolina and Bethy creeks continue to produce good numbers of Blue Cats on jug lines.

Crappie – Good Crappie being in the Riverside area in the major creeks . Bethy , White Rock and Harmon are all producing fish. Fish the log jams and lay downs with live minnows and jigs. best jig has been black and chartruese tube jig rigged on a 1/16 oz. jig head.

White Bass – Good fishing for White Bass up White Rock Creek. Nelson and harmon creeks have been slow. Lots of big males being caught with some big females mixed in. The river channel near riverside needs to clear out to provide better action for spawning Whites.

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