Lake Livingston
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
47° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.39 (High)
Wind Speed:
South at 06 Knots (7 MPH)
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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 Largemouth Bass Rating:
Lake Livingston Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- bass good south of 190 bridge
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Lake Livingston Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Livingston Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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 catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arent going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Livingston Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Lake Livingston White Bass Rating:
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Lake Livingston Striped Bass Rating:
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!


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