Fishing Report 8-12-17

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Normal Lake Level – 131.0

Current Lake Level – 131.33

Water Temperature – 80′-85′

Water Clarity –  south lake clear, mid lake clear, upper river channel “clear”

FISHING FORECAST – Great fall fishing is cranking up now on Lake Livingston.  The water is in great shape and good reports of fishing are coming in from all parts of the Lake.  White Bass, Crappie, Black Bass and Catfish are now being caught in good in good numbers and should get better as fall aproaches.  Lake Livingston consists of 90,000 surface acres of water and over 450 miles of shoreline.         


Black Bass {largemouth} – Look for a good spinner bait bite on the north end of the lake in coming days.  Fish Charlies June bug “Brush Buster” Texas rigged around wood an rocks in Bethy and Carolina Creeks.  Black Bass up to five lbs. have been caught recently in Thomas Lake and up Carolina Creek.

Catfish – Good fishing for Blue cats in Harmon Creek on popping corks baited with fresh cut shad and peeled shrimp.  Also some good catches coming on jug lines in Carolina and Bethy Creeks.  Rod and reel fishing in the river channel has been slow. Good fishing for Blue cats over baited holes.

Crappie – Crappie are beginning to move shallow and are being caught in the boat houses and   brush tops at 6′.  Fish the mid lake boat houses also, White Rock, Carolina, Bethy and Harmon creeks for Crappie. Best bite has been on live minnows and jigs.

White Bass – Scattered reports of White Bass are coming in from all over the lake.  190 road bed and hells 1/2 acre  areas are producing good catches of Whites by jigging Tsunami Zombie Eye jigs off structure 12′ to 17′. Best bite has been at mid day.  Look for birds and schooling Whites mid lake and south lake.   The mouths of Harmon and Carolina  Creeks are producing Whites early am. on medium diving crank baits.

Stripers – occasional Hybrids being caught fishing for Whites.  Look for schooling fish south lake area early am.  Follow the birds to the schools. 

Duck hunting –  Good hunting for Blue Winged teal for the season opener.  The Lake is in great shape for holding ducks and prospects are good for the regular season opener.

David Scott Cox

Palmetto Guide Service