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|Normal Lake Level||131.00|
|Current Lake Level||131.28|
|Water Clarity||south lake clear, mid lake clear, upper river channel clearing|
Fall fishing on lake Livingston is now some of the best fishing of the year. The lake is in great shape and all species of fish are biting. This pattern should continue through coming weeks until there is a major drop in water temperature. Conditions are good for a fall run of White Bass. Duck numbers are up and waterfowl hunting looks good.
Don’t miss out on the great fall fishing. 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 “Charlie’s June Bug Geco” Tx. rig fished around boat houses, wood and rocks. Throw medium diving Bandit, crank baits in blue chartreuse around rocky points mid and upper lake. Penwaugh, Kickapoo, White Rock and Bethy creeks have all produced 2-6 lb. fish recently.
Catfish – Limb lines in the river channel baited with live perch near Riverside are producing the big Flat Head Cats now. Fish fresh cut shad drifted on jug lines across the flats in Carolina, Bethy, Harmon and Kickapoo creeks. Now is the time to fish popping corks baited with fresh shad under the bird roost in Harmon creek. Drift fresh shad on rod and reel across the 190 flats and old river channel for monster Blue Cats. Fish the old 190 bridges with chicken liver and shad.
Crappie – Crappie are being caught in good numbers shallow in the major creeks now. Lots of short fish being caught. 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 chartreuse tube jig rigged on a 1/16 oz. jig head.
White Bass – Whites have been good in the river channel in the cuts on shallow diving crank baits. Also, some schooling fish in the river however they have been hard to pattern. Whites are also being caught up the creeks on rattle traps. There should be a good fall run this year of Whites moving up the creeks if conditions continue to fall into place. Good numbers of Whites continue to be caught mid and lower lake areas off jigged slabs on 12′ to 17′ humps. Lots of short Whites are now being caught in the mid lake region.
Duck Hunting – Duck numbers are up and this should be another great season. Lake Livingston is in the north zone with hunting dates, Nov. 12-27 / Dec.10 – Jan.29 with youth season Nov. 5-6. Shooting hours 0ne-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Hunters should check with Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Trinity River Authority for hunting regulations.
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