Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services

If you’re in the mood to discover a new dynamic fishery, turn to Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services! Captain John Bolton has 40 years of fishing experience on the lake and he’ll make it his priority that you have a good time on the water and catch a lot of fish.

Lake Livingston is a paradise for avid Bass chasers, simply because it’s home to a wide range of species including Largemouth, Smallmouth, Striped, and White Bass. Catfish also come in formidable sizes, and Crappie are another local favorite. If there’s a particular fish you’d like to target, Capt. John will make it happen.

Your guide will also provide top-notch Lews and Ambassadors rods and reels, as well as an assortment of lures. This means you’ll entice and catch your prey using reliable equipment and the most productive setups. Not to mention that Capt. John will be there every step of the way to help you.

Cast your line out of a 22’ Cape Craft center console with a 150 HP Yamaha engine, perfectly suited for the lake fishing conditions. Up to 6 people can come aboard and fish in comfort. Quality GPS and fishfinder will make sure you stay on the fish’s trail, and when you need to be extra quiet, the wireless trolling motor will come into play.

You can either keep or release the catch, it’s absolutely up to you. If you love fishing with your kids, bring them along; just make sure they’re 5 and older, so that they can have fun. For your trip, you’ll need a valid fishing license, as well as refreshments, drinks, and food.

Share in a fishing adventure with Capt. John and you’ll fall in love with all the beauty and angling opportunities that Lake Livingston boasts!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Lake Livingston has a lot to offer to all levels and ages of anglers, especially when you have a knowledgeable guide to take you out. These waters are teeming with various species of Bass, as well as Catfish and Crappie. Bring your fishing license and a cooler with snacks and drinks and you'll be fully prepared to start fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $500
    Finish everything you need to do in the first part of the day, and then dedicate your afternoon to fishing. Chase after Catfish, Crappie Striped, White, Smallmouth, and Largemouth Bass, and who knows how many you'll catch in the 4 hours you have on the water.
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About the Captain

John Bolton
Livingston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
119 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
I have been fishing on Lake Livingston for 40 years now and in that time, I've gotten to know the area like the back of my hand. If the fish are biting, I will find them. I love nothing more than sharing my passion for fishing and the outdoors with everyone. I enjoy being around people, teaching them how to fish, and showing them the beauty that Lake Livingston has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bass (White) White Bass

Boat specs

Cape Craft (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 150 engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radar
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lew's, Ambassadors
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age 5, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 119 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (63)
May fishing trip
Half a day trip with Captain John was absolutely amazing
Half a day trip with Captain John was absolutely amazing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Samir T.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day trip with Captain john and Richard

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 11, 2022
Caught a lot of fish captain Richard was very informative we caught plenty of fish while others are unable. He knew where to...
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Janice K.
Webster, TX
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 25, 2022
Had a great trip!  We didn’t catch our limit but it had rained up until the time we went fishing, so that may have impacted...
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Jace F.
BROOKSIDE VL, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain John

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2022
Captain John was a very kind, knowledgeable, and patient person. Put us on fish within a few minutes, and the bite never really...
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Colby V.
Prairie Grove, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Morning. Trip with John

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 7, 2022
It was fun and we loved it
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Jeffrey G.
Fruitvale, TX
Excellent
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Half day with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 1, 2022
Weather wasn’t the greatest but we had a great trip with Captain John. He tried hard to get us on the fish.
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FAQs about Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services

Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services , you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Lew's, Ambassadors)
  • Lures

Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie