Fishing Report 6-12-17

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Normal Lake Level – 131.0

Current Lake Level – 131.66

Release – cfs 16,000

Water Temperature –  68 – 75′

Water Clarity –  upper river channel off color, mid lake off color, lower lake clear, upper creeks clearing.


2017 so far has been one of the best years for fishing in recent memory.  Typical summer patterns are now  consistently producing fish in all parts of the lake. These  patterns should continue to provide outstanding action in weeks ahead.  Lake Livingston consist of over 90.000 acres of water and 450 miles of shore line.      


Black Bass {largemouth}- Mostly post spawn fish now taking soft plastic creature baits   inside the cuts of major creeks. Fish to five lbs. taken recently in Carolina Creek on black and red crank baits fished under boat houses.  Several good fish caught recently in  Bethy Creek near the marina flipping boat docks with soft plastic.  Medium diving crank baits in sexy shad and chartruese blue are taking fish off mid lake  rocky points and off points in White Rock and Bethy Creeks.

Catfish : Blue Cats to 5lbs have been feeding on shad early near mid and lower lake points.  Fish are still being caught early in good numbers on fresh shad fished 2′ down under a cork.   Good fishing for big Blue Cats on drifted shad mid lake and lower lake regions. Great action now for Blue Cats on rod and reel baited with shad fished in the river channel. Jug line fishing for blue cats has been good in in the Bays when the wind is blowing. 

 Crappie –  Excellent Crappie now coming out of Bethy, Harmon and Bedias creeks in clear and tea colored water. Also some good Crappie coming out of lower lake boat houses. best bait has been live minnows 4-6′ on a slip cork.

White Bass  Concentrations of Whites showing up on mid and lower lake humps where they are being caught in good numbers on White jigging slabs off the bottom.  Hybrids over 18″ are being caught along with the Whites.

David Scott Cox

Palmetto Guide Service