Lake Livingston Fishing Report

August 8, 2019

Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs and white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows in 12–22 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

Boat & Water Craft Rentals

~Broken Arrow Lodge & Marina ~ 280 Broken Arrow Marina, Livingston, TX ~ 936-646-3462

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Our store offers live bait, fishing supplies and boats for rent.

~Indian Hills Boat Rentals ~ 125 Indian Hill BLVD, Livingston, TX ~ 936-967-8102 ~ 281-731-5111 ~ Sam.Niceboats@gmail.com

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No charge for fuel. All prices include safety equipment and instructions. Reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended.

~Huson Outdoors Guide Service ~ 310 Leisure Ln, Livingston, TX ~ 936-239-1100

Fishing Charter & Boat Rental​

~Lake Livingston State Park ~ 300 Park Rd 65, Livingston, TX ~ 936-365-2201 ~ tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-livingston

We rent canoes, single and double kayaks, and paddleboards at out park store, from Thursday through Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Self-service rentals are also available. Use your smart phone to access the PaddleEz website, and reserve from the fleet of four double kayaks and two stand up paddle boards. This service is available daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours in spring and summer. For more information, visit the PaddleEz website or call (512) 766-9070, or call the park store at (936) 365-2201. Entrance Fee Adults: $5/day Children 12 & under: Free

Parks

~Lake Livingston State Park ~ 300 Park Rd 65, Livingston, TX ~ 936-365-2201 ~ tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-livingston

~Big Thicket National Preserve ~ 2927 FM1276, Livingston, TX ~ 409-951-6700 ~ tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-livingston

Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of nature.

~Joe Pedigo Park ~ 925 US-59, Livingston, TX

Unpretentious mainstay with a serene feel offering picnic facilities, a playground & a duck pond.

Baseball/softball, concessions, pavilion, picnic shelters, restrooms, soccer field

~Matthews Street Park ~ 702 Matthews St, Livingston, TX

Open from 6 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Pavilion, picnic areas, playground, swimming pool, tennis court, trails

~Livingston Municipal Golf Course ~ 801 Matthews St, Livingston, TX

Challenging 9 Hole Golf Course. Par 70 - 6172 Yards. Visit the Pro Shop to get outfitted with gear, inquire about club membership and get expert advice about your game.

~Barney Wiggins Memorial Park ~ 1601 S Houston St / HWY 146 S, Livingston, TX

Livestock barn, pavilion & rodeo arena

~Onalaska City Park ~ 416 Onalaska Loop, Onalaska, TX

Nice park, quiet area, children's playground, dog park, educational signs

Camping, Cabins & RV Parks

~Lake Livingston State Park ~ 300 Park Rd 65, Livingston, TX ~ 936-365-2201 ~ tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-livingston

Make family memories at this Pineywoods park! Fish one of the largest lakes in the state, hike quiet trails through the forest, or camp under the trees. This refreshing retreat from city life is just an hour north of Houston. We offer many camping options, from tent sites with water nearby up to campsites with full hookups. You can also rent one of 10 screened shelters, some of which are ADA accessible. Or book one of our group facilities for your next reunion. 

~Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA ~ 15152 US Hwy 190 West, Onalaska, TX ~ 936-646-3824 ~ koa.com/campgrounds/onalaska/

Experience the great outdoors by boating, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing and taking in the breathtaking sunsets. Amenities include a marina, with boat ramps and covered slips, transient docks, 103-yard fishing pier, swimming pool, hot tub, playground, covered picnic pavilion, clubhouse, laundry facilities, deluxe bathhouses, full-service restaurant, store, and much more. Accommodations include spacious concrete RV sites, with 20/30/50 amp electric service, water and sewer hookups, Cabin rentals with covered decks, and Deluxe Tent sites with electric and water hookups. 

~Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Lake Tombigbee Campground ~ 1427 Campground Rd, Livingston, TX ~ 936-563-1220 ~

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Come and Bring your family and friend to RV, camp, or stay in one of our cabins around a beautiful 26-acre Lake Tombigbee. Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, or just relaxing. The campground provides sites for tents, full RV hookups, furnished cabins, a covered pavilion for gatherings, restrooms and bath houses, fishing piers, and a swimming area. Teepee rentals available.

~Catfish Cabins ~ 455 May Dr, Onalaska, TX ~ 936-646-5717 ~ catfishcabins.com/

Private retreat and a wonderful place to relax and unwind.  These cabins are elevated on the hillside and have beautiful views of the private lake and are separated by the forest for your privacy. The grounds are kept very well so you can enjoy the walking trails and do some fishing if you like (no license required) or just relax on the covered porch, take in a good book, or enjoy a nice fire under the moonlight with that special someone. Bring the binoculars as the wildlife ranges from deer and red fox to birds of all types including the occasional siting of a bald eagle. 

~Lake Livingston RV Park ~ 739 FM 2457, Livingston, TX ~ 281-852-0882 ~ lakelivingstonrvpark.com

The park provides plenty of shade in the Texas heat and creates the perfect home for many birds and animals. Bird watching has become a hobby for many guests. The salt water pool provides the perfect getaway from the hot summer days of Texas. For those cool nights, find yourself sitting by our cozy & hospitable fire pit, located in the heart of the park. Laundry services are available. Pets are allowed. 

~Kickapoo Marina on Lake Livingston ~ 150 Kickapoo Dr, Livingston, TX ~ 936-646-3340 ~ kickapoomarinatx.com/index.html

RV Pads & Cabin available. Set in the perfect location for GREAT FISHING and scenic relaxation, Kickapoo can be your next retreat! Take in a bit of pier fishing along the 620 ft of deep water front or launch into Lake Livingston’s BEST fishing area.

~Walker's Waterfront on Beautiful Lake Livingston ~ 907 Triple Creek Dr, Livingston, TX ~ 936-646-3368 ~ walkerswaterfront.net

Walker's Waterfront is a great place to visit. Launch your boat, wet a hook or just sit back, relax and do nothing at all.  We rent cabins & trailer spaces, offer bank fishing and two boat launches to launch your watercraft.

~Broken Arrow Lodge & Marina ~ 280 Broken Arrow Marina, Livingston, TX ~ 936-646-3462broken-arrow-lodge.com

Broken Arrow Lodge and Marina offers clean, comfortable townhome style cabins for single,  family, and large group occupancy. Each furnished cabin includes clean bed linens, and features a kitchenette, with cooking/eating utensils supplied, just bring your own towels. RV and Camping sites are also available.  All cabins, RV and camping sites include access to boat launch, fish cleaning station, and bank fishing.

~Northshore Resort ~ 168 Butler, Onalaksa, TX ~ 936-646-3525 ~ northshorerv.com

Overlooking Lake Livingston, this low-key resort with cedar cabins and RV camping sites is 15 miles from vendors at Livingston City Trade Days and 22 miles from Cape Royale Golf Course. The woodsy-chic cabins feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV and full kitchens, as well as picnic tables, grills and porches with rocking chairs. Some loft cabins have water views. RV sites have access to Wi-Fi. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available, and there’s a private beach with volleyball and swimming areas, as well as an outdoor pool and a water playground. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a meeting room and a play area for dogs.

~RV Park at the Waterfront Lodge & Marina ~ 371 Navaho Trail, Onalaksa, TX ~ 936-646-3124 ~ thewaterfrontlodge.com/

The Waterfront Lodge is a 23 unit, all-suites lodge and RV Park located at the mouth of historic Kickapoo Creek on beautiful Lake Livingston

~Beacon Bay Marina & RV Park ~ 144 Weavers Cove, Livingston, TX ~ 936-367-0755 ~ beaconbaymarinarv.com/

A deep water 4.5 acre marina with four boat launches and 1 acre RV park. When the lake level is low it is one of the few marinas on Lake Livingston that can launch boats. Beacon Bay is on the deep end of the lake near Pine Island (a local attraction) and adjacent to the best fishing and recreational areas of the lake. The Marina has a 24 hour, 7 day a week gas system; boat launches; marina store/bait shop; 70 covered boat stalls w/lifts; 10 open boat stalls for larger craft; 13 very large RV spaces with full hookups, 30 amp & 50 amp Service,Water,Sewer,Cable TV and WI-FI and there is a full service Rest Room with Shower for your convenience.

~Woodsy Hollow RV Resort & Campground ~ 248 Woodsy Hollow Rd, Goodrich, TX ~ 936-365-2267 ~ woodsyhollow.com

Woodsy Hollow Campground is a hidden treasure waiting for you and your family to discover. Have fun at the swimming pool, fishing on the beautiful private lake, walking, hiking or biking in the woods or just relaxing at the clubhouse with friends.

~Sandy Creek Resort & Marina ~ 11941 HWY 190 W, Livingston, TX ~ 936-646-3369

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RV Park, Cabins, Tent Sites & Marina​

Bed & Breakfasts

~Yellow Rose Cabin Bed & Breakfast ~ 620 Marceaux Ln, Goodrich, TX ~ 936-365-2762 ~ yellowrosecabin.com

Located on a spring fed 30 acre lake in the piney woods of East Texas in Goodrich, Texas, there are five B&B cabins on the property, and each has a charming, rustic appeal, uniquely decorated with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. Relax on the wrap-around porch, enjoying a fresh cup of coffee in the morning while listening to the birds sing their tune - or maybe catching a glimpse of the deer roaming in the pasture. 

~McCardell Cottage Bed & Breakfast ~ 705 N Beatty Ave, Livingston, TX ~ 936-327-3537 

Come and stay at one of the most historic Bed and Breakfasts in Texas in beautiful Livingston, TX. In addition to lodging, we offer Victorian Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Wedding Receptions, and Tea Parties. Let us make your event extra special.

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