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 turbid.
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.