Lake Livingston Bass Fishing Report January 1997

Current Water Conditions: Overall the lake is in good shape with the majority of the north end being very fishable right now. White Rock and Caney have some fishable water as well as parts of Carolina and Harmon. Running the creeks and looking for clear water is the ticket on the north end and looking for the warmest water possible will also help in your black bass pursuit. Black Bass: A 1/4 oz Stanley jig with a number 11 pork frog is the number one bait for bass this month. They will be holding tight to structure and not in a real aggressive mode for the most part. Slowing down your bait to match their sluggish attitude will definitely help you land a few largemouth’s. If you are a tournament fisherman this is a good time of the year to work on the jig bite. Slow rolling a spinnerbait is also a productive tactic. White Bass: It is almost time to start busting them up the creeks. Late this month and all next month the whites will be making their annual run. All of the feeder creeks and tributaries way up the river will be loaded with whites. Stripers also are caught during this run so have your drag set to handle one of the big fish if you are lucky enough to hook one. Crappie: Most of the marinas are reporting good catches of crappie in 15-20 feet of water on minnows and jigs. Brush piles and standing timber producing most of the sac-o-lait. Catfish: Shad, nightcrawlers, dough bait, and chicken liver are working well for catfishing. A little rise in the water level will get the catfish feeding in the shallow water flats and along the main river channel in the jungle. Bill Cannan Professional Fishing Guide

– Texas Saltwater Fishing Guide

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