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Welcome to Lake Livingston fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Livingston water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Lake Livingston Fishing Report 12-16 2013 David Scott Cox Palmetto Guide Service Capt. Kirks Marine & Mercury Outboards Charlie’s Worms Bimini Bay Outfitters Tsunami Airwave Rods Normal Lake Level – 131’ Current Lake Level – 131.25 Release at the Dam – 2000cfs Water Temperature – 48-52’ Water Clarity – Lower Lake, clear, mid lake clear, river channel muddy. Upper creeks clearing. FISHING FORECAST – Fishing has been good between cold fronts and this pattern should continue in coming weeks. Crappie are now stacking up in deep holes in the creeks. Limits of White bass have been caught in the creeks when the conditions are right. Black Bass have been seen moving shallow on warmer days. This is the time to fish for big Ops in the river channel. SPECIES REPORT: Black Bass {largemouth} – Black bass have been tight to the wood in the cut backs up the creeks. . Fish Charlie’s “3/8 oz. Green Pumpkin swimming jig,” rigged with Charlie’s “Green Pumpkin Chunk”. Fish the jig slow bouncing off rocky points in 4-6’ water. Throw white or chartreuse 3/8 oz. tandem spinner bait on warmer days. Look for some six to ten lb. fish to be caught shallow in coming weeks. Catfish – The river channel north of Riverside has been good for blue cats on rod and reel baited with fresh shad. The bird roosts in Harmon Creek have been good for Blue Cats fishing fresh shad under a cork. Jug fishing remains steady in the bays. Now is the time to catch a big Op twenty to fifty lbs. In the river channel on trot lines baited with live perch. Crappie – Excellent Crappie fishing now in Kickapoo, Harmon and White Rock creeks. Crappie are taking a variety of jigs and minnows fished slow over brush piles and in cut banks in 10 to 15 feet of water. Any warming trend in the upcoming weeks will move the fish shallow were they will be caught on jigs and minnows fished around shallow brush. White Bass – Outstanding White Bass fishing up the creeks recently during warming trends. Limits of fish have been caught off the sand bars on in line spinners and jigs. Trolling the creeks has also produced Whites recently. The water is clearing in Harmon and White Rock creeks now. The Whites are in the creeks and will turn on with warmer days and sunshine. Duck hunting –Good numbers of Wood ducks on the upper lake and river system. Good hunts recently for Mallards, Gadwall, Pintail and Red Heads.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Lake Livingston General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- deeper hull boat recommended due to waves and shoreline type.
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Livingston Largemouth Bass Rating:
Lake Livingston Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- bass good south of 190 bridge
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
72 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Lake Livingston Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 72. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Livingston Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Lake Livingston Catfish Rating:
Lake Livingston Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- good catfishing on late on spring spawn. March to early June
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Its perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Lake Livingston Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 72 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Livingston White Bass Rating:
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Livingston Striped Bass Rating:
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.


06:57 CST


18:14 CST

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