Impounded: 1969, Lake Livingston is
located in Texas on the Trinity River in Polk, Walker, San
Jacinto, Trinity and counties. The dam is located in Polk
and San Jacinto counties, just west of Livingston Texas and
approximately 50 miles north of the city of Houston Texas.
Lake Livingston has approximately 90,000 acres with a
maximum depth of 77 feet.
Normal Pool level is 131 ft. msl with a fluctuation of about
1-2 feet per year. The water clarity is moderate to highly
Lake Livingston Vegetation: Native plants are few and are
mostly found in the north part of the Lake Livingston with
some vegetation located in the coves. Floating water
hyacinth is found over the entire lake.
Lake Livingston is known for its white bass fishing. The
white bass are plentiful and are above normal sizes. The
catfish are channel and blue catfish. Where habitat is
available Largemouth bass and Crappie can be caught but are
less plentiful than on most Texas lakes.
Lake Livingston Fishing Tips:
Mostly caught in the early spring, White bass can be found
in the many creeks on Lake Livingston. Try the 190 bridge
for Striped Bass, with trolling and jigging spoons being
your best option, also try live shad.
Largemouth bass can be caught in the creeks, from Kickapoo
northward. Fish Spring and fall for largemouths. Lake
Livingston has Channel catfish and blues which can be caught
throughout the year on live baits in the main river channel
and in creeks.
Lake Livingston is a good place to fish due to its location.
Easily accessible from Houston and other area cities makes
fishing Lake Livingston an easy day trip.
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