Lake Livingston Bass Fishing Report September 1995

The month of September is the beginng of some excellent bass fishing on Lake Livingston. The heat waves of summer are almost over and we will start getting mild cool spells from time to time which in turn get the fish out of their lull and biting. Black Bass: Spinnerbaiting bass on Lake Livingston each Fall has become well known among the local bass fishermen. Running the shoreline and slow rolling spinnerbaits around laydowns, standing timber, rocks, reeds, and other shoreline structure is the ticket from now until December. This pattern works well all year long but is especially effective during the Fall. Also fishing buzzbaits, pop r’s, and zara puppies will draw aggressive strikes from black bass as the water begins to cool. Cooler water temperatures will create bigger strike zones for bass and make them easier to catch. White Bass: The first few months of Fall sends the white bass in many directions. They tend to scatter and gradually push into some of the major feeder creeks and up the river. By October there is usualling some good schooling activity around Bethy and Harmon Creeks. However, there is always some whites on the main lake humps where we have caught them all summer. Crappie: The old timers on this lake catch more crappie than anyone realizes. They usually fish standing timber and fish minnows and jigs. They are very secretive of how and where they catch them probably because they fish visible structure and know that without secrecy their spots will get pounded. Maybe one of these days someone will follow them and find out where they catch them. Catfish: Trotliners are continuously catching numbers of catfish. There are regulars that fish out of Ed’s Marina that bring in fifty and sixty pounders everyday. For rod and reel action fish the main river channel on the north end or any of the bulkheading of the south end. Also most of the marinas have fishing areas and catfish can be caught there. Various prepared doughbaits, chicken liver, or fresh shad will get you hooked up with catfish day in day out. Bill Cannan Professional Fishing Guide

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