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Lake Livingston Texas Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(54 reviews)
Livingston
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Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(124 reviews)
Livingston
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trips from $350

Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
Livingston
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trips from $375

Fishin Addiction Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Livingston
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Kirklands Alligator Gar Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(11 reviews)
Trinity
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The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Livingston fishing trip is $410, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $375 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake Livingston are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $369
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $700

If you’re a passionate freshwater angler, Lake Livingston fishing is an experience you shouldn’t miss out on. This is the second largest lake completely within the Texas borders, and it serves as a water source for Houston, that is 85 miles away. Not long after it was made in the 1960’s, the lake became one of the prime fisheries in the state, and it kept its status throughout the decades. 
 
The reason why fishermen come back to Lake Livingston time and again is galore of freshwater game fish that calls these waters home. Striped Bass is the main target here, as well as Catfish, White Bass, and Crappie, but you can also easily catch Largemouth Bass and Bluegill. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Lake Livingston State Park is a great spot for enjoying the scenery, bird watching, and of course, world class fishing.
 

Fishing Spots

 
One thing that Lake Livingston fishing guides can tell you is that the lake has four fishing areas to explore – the south end, the dam, the mid-lake area, and Trinity River in the upper end. Each part offers a different kind of fishery, though the quality of the catch is consistent.
 

South End

 
In this part of the lake, you’ll find plenty of docks to cast your line from, and there are also flats and submerged structures that serve as the perfect hideouts for fish. The waters here are much clearer than in the upper end, and you can find various species of Catfish at the end of your line, as well as Stripers, Crappie, and White Bass. The best honey holes here are Wolfe, Kickapoo, Indian, and Penwaugh creeks.
 

Lake Livingston Dam

 
Lake Livingston Dam fishing is the best combo for anglers who want to admire the power of the thundering waters and hook Alligator Gar. These striking fish are native to Texas and have been around since the dinosaur age. The lake is one of the best spots in the state to hook a Gar, as long as you’re not intimidated by their sharp teeth and you’re ready for a good fight they will give you before you get them into the boat.
 

Mid-Lake

 
White Rock and Caney creeks are the most productive grounds you will find in the mid-lake area. The lake bottom is full of big rocks and shaded water, and this is usually the favorite hangout spot of Largemouth Bass. If you’re out with a knowledgeable captain, he’ll know exactly where to go in case you want to target good food fish like White Bass, Catfish, and Bluegill. You will also find productive Striped Bass grounds just north of the Hwy 190 bridge.
 

Upper End – Trinity River

 
Some of the best Lake Livingston fishing spots can be found in the upper end, near the Trinity River. The proximity of the river changes the fishing conditions, but buoys very visibly mark the channel and serve as a roadmap toward the best bite. You can reel in a mixed bag of catch here – White, Striped, and Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, Bluegill, and Blue Catfish. The most popular fishing grounds in the upper end are Harmon and Carolina creeks.
 

Fishing Tips

 
  • Targeting Striped Bass on Lake Livingston will be exciting and successful when you use live shad and vertical jigging spoons.

  • Dam fishing is thrilling and a bit different to standard lake fishing, so you’ll need rods and reels suited for long casts and strong enough to hold the fish and the strong current.

  • The period from late January through March is reserved for the White Bass spawning run, and you’ll be most productive if you use light jigs with spinners.

 

Need to Know

 
One of the best things about Lake Livingston fishing is that it’s available year-round. The winters in Texas are mild, so the bite is solid whenever you go. The summers can get quite hot, but that doesn’t affect the fishery. In fact, both Striped and White Bass love the warm weather, so chances are you’ll return to the dock with a boatload of fish.
 

Regulations

 
There are a few regulations you need to keep in mind before you head out. You will need to buy a valid Texas fishing license, and the prices are slightly different for  state residents and non-residents. If you decide to fish from the Lake Livingston State Park, you don’t need to buy a license.
 
When it comes to bag and size limits, you’re allowed to keep up to 5 Largemouth Bass, as long as they’re 14 inches or longer. When it comes to Striped Bass, the minimum length to keep it is 18 inches.
 

Budget

 
You can go fishing on Lake Livingston without breaking the bank. Full day fishing trips can cost anywhere from $450–$800 for the whole family. You can also find specialized trips that target a particular species, and the prices for eight-hour trips are around $450. Half day trips are usually within the $350–$550 price range. Remember that you will need to buy a fishing license before you start your fishing expedition.
 

Getting There

 
To get to Lake Livingston from Houston, you will need up to an hour and a half by car, and the fastest route  to take it along  I-69 or US-59 N. Once you get to the lake, there are plenty of towns that you can visit – Livingston, Onalaska, Coldspring, and Huntsville are just a few. You’ll find docks and piers along the lake and every town has local captains that can show you the best time on the water. Lake Livingston is one of the best fishing spots in the state, and when you cast your line there you’ll understand that the title is well-earned.
 
Lake Livingston
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Winter fishing for Striped Bass and White Bass is always a lot of fun on Lake Livingston. This means you can easily get your bag limit and have an amazing dinner.

February

This month is reserved for the American Bass Anglers tournament. You can find Catfish in Harmon Creek, and Crappie in the clearer waters. White Bass and Stripers are active as well.

March

Blue Catfish are the most common catch in March, and if you want to chase White Bass, going to the clearer waters in the upper end is your “bass-t” chance to catch something good.

April

If you’re looking to hook a Crappie or two, go to the shallows, to the tea-colored waters. Catfish are thriving in the lower end of the lake, and White Bass are hiding around Pine Island.

May

The weather is warmer, the rains have passed, and fishing in Lake Livingston is excellent. This means you can catch anything from Largemouth Bass to Crappie and Stripers.

June
To beat the heat, head out early in the morning and catch the best bite. You’re looking at copious amounts of Crappie, Largemouth, Striped, and White Bass, as well as Catfish.
July

White Bass, Catfish, and Crappie fishing is excellent, even though the heat is on. Largemouth Bass are not as present, but you can still find them in Harmon and Newton creeks.

August

If you want to have a good day on the water, you will have to have your line in the water as the sun is rising. Blue Catfish, White Bass, and Crappie are the most popular catch on the lake.

September

It’s not as hot anymore, but the wind can be a problem. Striped Bass is there for the taking, and you’ll find Catfish on the flats. White Bass is still present in the clear waters.

October

In October, you can hook Largemouth Bass that weighs up to five pounds, and Crappie are biting as long as you’ve got some fresh minnows around.

November

Late fall fishing on Lake Livingston is excellent, and Harmon Creek is one of the best spots on the lake to catch Striped Bass, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and White Bass.

December

Rains are frequent in December, but you can still reel in a good amount of Blue Catfish and White Bass. Crappie don’t like muddy waters, so it’s harder to target them this month.

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The best white bass fishing is lower part of the lake south of Hwy 190. Fishing around the old hwy 190 and some of the submerged lakes are good spots. Get a topical map of the lake.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
The best white bass fishing is lower part of the lake south of Hwy 190. Fishing around the old hwy 190 and some of the submerged lakes are good spots. Get a topical map of the lake.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Trinity, TX
Lake Livingston is a premier destination for white bass. It only takes a short amount of time to limit out. Especially with Captain John Bolton.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Lake Livingston is a premier destination for white bass. It only takes a short amount of time to limit out. Especially with Captain John Bolton.
Miranda  F.
Miranda F. Cypress, Texas
Book with these guys, but the Stripers are not there. They are almost all caught out of this lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with these guys, but the Stripers are not there. They are almost all caught out of this lake.
Paul  H.
Paul H. Queen City, TX
Dress in layers and have a warm coat and gloves if fishing in winter. The wind can make the temps feel quite chilly. Consider bringing a thermos of your favorite hot beverage for an extra treat. Enjoy the scenery. Take pics if the bites slow.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Dress in layers and have a warm coat and gloves if fishing in winter. The wind can make the temps feel quite chilly. Consider bringing a thermos of your favorite hot beverage for an extra treat. Enjoy the scenery. Take pics if the bites slow.
Jennifer  E.
Jennifer E. Katy, Texas
We picked a day based on our personal availability, not based on the optimal time for our targeted fish. Recommend fishing Livingston in May and June for optimal activity.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We picked a day based on our personal availability, not based on the optimal time for our targeted fish. Recommend fishing Livingston in May and June for optimal activity.
Jeffrey  R.
Jeffrey R. United States
Book with a quality guide, it makes for a better experience when you go with someone who knows the lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with a quality guide, it makes for a better experience when you go with someone who knows the lake.
Dewayne  B.
Dewayne B. Houston, TX
Hire a guide and preferably Fishin Addiction or J M Guide service. Otherwise, you wil have a had time locating fish in this large, deep lake. A person could do it yourself and be years learning the lake well enough to be successful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a guide and preferably Fishin Addiction or J M Guide service. Otherwise, you wil have a had time locating fish in this large, deep lake. A person could do it yourself and be years learning the lake well enough to be successful.
Rich  A.
Rich A. Ida, LA
It’s hot in the summer months. Cover your skin and bring lots of sunscreen and fluids.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s hot in the summer months. Cover your skin and bring lots of sunscreen and fluids.
Angela  B.
Angela B. United States
I would recommend getting a guide to show you around the lake if you are unfamiliar with the area. There are many submerged dangers that you could run into. Get a brief and be alert while sailing around the lake. Fishing Lake Livingston is good all year round. Be prepared for the heat in August.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend getting a guide to show you around the lake if you are unfamiliar with the area. There are many submerged dangers that you could run into. Get a brief and be alert while sailing around the lake. Fishing Lake Livingston is good all year round. Be prepared for the heat in August.
Stephen  H.
Stephen H. Spring, Texas
Always book a guide service. I use to think it a wasted of money and times. So I spend years myself catching nothing on my boat. Maybe a few here and there and taking picture because it was rare. Until i booked a guide with Jeff from fishinaddictionguideservice.com. I learned so much and can not believe how fun and easy it is to catch fish. Now don't even have time to take picture because when you land on a school of bass. Its none stop action.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always book a guide service. I use to think it a wasted of money and times. So I spend years myself catching nothing on my boat. Maybe a few here and there and taking picture because it was rare. Until i booked a guide with Jeff from fishinaddictionguideservice.com. I learned so much and can not believe how fun and easy it is to catch fish. Now don't even have time to take picture because when you land on a school of bass. Its none stop action.
Ken
Ken Houston, Texas

Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
The fish weren’t biting, but Captain John made it a wonderful trip for my kids. They said it was the highlight of the weekend. We’ll be back in the spring time to reel ‘em in!
Meagan  S.
Meagan S. Spring, TX
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Had a wonderful time with the captain. He was well prepared and very educated on the sport. He helped us when we needed it but let us do stuff our self. He prepared our fish so we could just bag and freeze them. We will definitely be back. Great trip!!!!
Steve  H.
Steve H. Dallas, Texas
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Got a good time with capt. John. Both him and his brother was really nice. Definitely will book with him again soon.
Nam  V.
Nam V. SIENNA PLANT, TX
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
He is a friendly, fun guy to be around, We fished hard on this hot sunny August day with some success but it was slow. Captain Richard tried a number of spots and fished hard for us to be on some white Bass.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Houston, TX
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Put us on fish even though fishing is tough right now at Livingston. Did a great job with my 13 year old son. Kept him involved and taught him along the way.
David  W.
David W. Houston, TX
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Caught a lot of fish captain Richard was very informative we caught plenty of fish while others are unable. He knew where to find the fish so we can catch them quick. He was very entertaining as well as professional in helping us to have a great time fishing
Samir  T.
Samir T. Houston, TX
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Richard made interesting for adults and the kids. Very informative and professional. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip
Chad  H.
Chad H. Atlanta, Georgia
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Captain John was a very kind, knowledgeable, and patient person. Put us on fish within a few minutes, and the bite never really quit. Will definitely be booking another trip!
Jace  F.
Jace F. BROOKSIDE VL, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Capt. Scott Made the Offshore fishing trip very memorable. The Hospitality was amazing . The accommodations where we stayed was very comfortable after the fishing trip. Highly Recommend Texas Best Fishing Capt. Scott Pierce . “Big Dawg Outfitter’s “ is all about family , Good times, and making memories.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Pearland, Texas
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Weather wasn’t the greatest but we had a great trip with Captain John. He tried hard to get us on the fish.
Jeffrey  G.
Jeffrey G. Fruitvale, TX
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(55 reviews)
We started off slow but Capt Richard started trolling us and the fish starting pouring in. Landed 50 keepers and probably another 10. Thanks Capt.
Elliott  K.
Elliott K. Spring, TX
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
The fish didn't want to get it together but he stayed a extra hour and tried his best ! As it's called fishing not catching for a reason . The trip was nice and relaxing and the captain was really nice! I say give it a go !!!
Misty  F.
Misty F. Houston, Texas
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Captain Scott has never failed to put us on the fish. I wouldn’t hesitate to bring even the most discerning sportsman out on his boat.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Houston, Texas
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Best Day Ever! Captain Richard was kind, very nice and very helpful. He took us to various spots in the lake to ensure we got what we came for. Thank you Captain Richard for making our day so enjoyable.
Vickie  C.
Vickie C. Cleveland, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Had a wonderful day fishing. Scott was a blast and very knowledgeable. Would recommend Big Dawg to charter your fishing trip.
Wayne  J.
Wayne J. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had an amazing time. My daughter had a blast and we caught over 78 fish in half a day! Captain Scott was very knowledgeable and provided a great experience. Highly recommend!
CHRIS  V.
CHRIS V. Conroe, TX
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Big Dawg Outfitters - Livingston
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Thanks Steve, group of three had fun, caught fish kept things moving and put us on fish,
Bruce  G.
Bruce G. Cypress, TX
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Richard is a great guy and very knowledgeable. He will do everything he can to make sure you have a good day in the water.
Miguel  E.
Miguel E. Bay City, Texas
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Lake Livingston Texas Fishing
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
It was a beautiful crisp fall morning with the temperature at 43 degrees when we left the dock. My husband and I didn’t have our hopes up for catching any fish since a cold front had moved through. Captain Rick definitely knows the right spots to go to. It’s a lovely area to fish and we didn’t leave empty handed. I surprised my husband with this trip and he was very happy with his gift.
Corrie  P.
Corrie P. Houston, Texas
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services
Fishing charter in Livingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
We really enjoyed our trip with Captain Walker. He was very knowledgeable of the area and worked hard to get us on some fish. We will definitely book again!
Renae  K.
Renae K. Spring, TX