Lake Livingston Bass Fishing Report November 1996

Black bass: The bass have positioned themselves from about half way back in the bigger creeks to the backs of the creeks. The bigger fish have been concentrated near the creek backs and have been hitting an assortment of lures. Most of these fish are relating to shoreline structure in one to five feet of water. A 3/8oz Stanley spinnerbait(white with a silver Colorado blade) is one of the best baits this month. Flipping Texas rigged worms and craworms around shoreline cover has also been a productive presentation. Black/chartreuse, black/blue, red shad, and tequila sunrise plastics have been the most productive baits. Shallow to medium diving plugs in fire-tiger cranked around shoreline cover has also produced strikes. Buzzbait have been effective all day especially on overcast days. White bass: White bass will be scattered among the upper end of the lake feeding on shad and preparing for the winter and their run next Spring. Look for sporadic schooling in the bigger Northern creeks and in the river. Crappie: Many of the marinas are set up to accomodate crappie fishermen. They brushed the areas for years and have strong concentrations of crappie right under their boat docks and piers. These marinas provide some of the best crappie fishing on the lake. Minnows around standing timber in White Rock, Kickapoo, Caney, and Indian creek will also get you hooked up with soc-a-lait. Catfish: As always catfishing is excellent. Baiting areas with soured maze will have you catching catfish in large numbers. Shad, chicken live, and dough bait will all work well for whisker fish. Lake Livingston is one of the finest catfish lakes in the country and constantly produces monster catfish. The lake is still low so be careful when entering creeks. Be watching for sandbars and timber when running unfamiliar areas. Bill Cannan Professional Fishing Guide

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