Lake Livingston Fishing Report

Normal Lake Level – 131.0

Current Lake Level – 131.16

Release – 24,000 cfs

Water Temperature – 62 – 68′

Water Clarity – Upper River channel muddy, mid lake off color lower lake clear, upper creeks tea colored.

FISHING FORECAST: Typical spring rains have had the lake on a rise. By April the lake should be settled out. April is Blue Cat month. Fish the bulkheads now on mid and lower lake. Crappie have moved shallow and Whites should be moving back to the main lake in a post spawn pattern. Look for Whites to start showing up on mid lake humps by mid and late April. This pattern should continue through spring. Don’t miss out on the great spring fishing. Lake Livingston consists of over 90,000 acres of water and 450 miles of shoreline.


Black Bass {largemouth} – The key now is finding clear water. Throw spinner baits, medium diving crank baits and craw worms near woods on the inside cuts of major creeks. Fish Charlie’s Gecko and Charlie’s swimming jigs, black and red under boathouses.

Catfish – Look for Blue cats to start moving into the bulkheads and sand bars where they can be caught in good numbers on fresh shad. Get there early now for the best blue cat bite. As the sun gets up the fish will move deep. Fishing the bird roost in Harmon Creek has been good for Blues on fresh shad fished under a popping cork. Jug line fishing for blue cats has been good in in the Bays when the wind is blowing.

Crappie – Some excellent Crappie coming out of upper lake creeks in tea colored water. Look for spawning Crappie on the banks in less than 4 ‘of water. Bethy Creek boat slips, the backwater around White Rock City and Harmon Creek Marinas have all been good. Fish jigs and minnows around lay downs.

White Bass – Fish the 190 roadbed humps at 11′ to 17′. Look for Whites to start showing up around Pine Island and Penwaugh bay. Jig for the Whites with White slab baits.