Labor day weekend is the "last" official weekend or holiday
as some say of summer. The kids are going back to school and the first
cool fronts blow in signalizing the changer of seasons will soon arrive.
The lake will begin to get less crowed with pleasure boaters and fishers
If white bass fun fishing is what you like or prefer, there is still plenty
of fun to go around this month but after the first few weeks of October,
it will be on the decline. It has been another banner year on the big
lake for whites. It will continue through most of September. We are currently
catching from 100 to 200 whites a day.
There is still a lot of surface schooling through out the day. It is a
combination of being at the "right" place at the right time,
but you can still catch a boat load of whites even if they are not schooling.
On a recent outing as soon as I put down the trolling motor out on the
main lake area, they began schooling. So for the next 156 minutes I spent
unhooking whites for my 5 year old son as he proceeded to catch 18 whites
on a consecutive casts. It was the time of his life.
Cast the slab out,
reel it as fast as you can and you will definitely catch a fish. However,
when the schooling subsided he didn't quite understand why he couldn't
catch one every cast.
The most productive areas are from the 190 road south to the dam. Practically
every hump and ridge close to the river channel between the road bed and
Pine Island are holding whites. The most productive humps will top out
at about 10 to 12 feet with at least 20 foot depth around the humps. The
whites will round up the schools of shad and push them on top of the humps
and have a feeding frenzy on them, then when they are not schooling you
need to work the outside edges of the humps with a Charlie slab.
technique when jigging the bottom is to slowly jig the slab off the bottom.
Imagine your bait being a wounded shad swimming up about three inches
off the bottom then falling back down-this is irresistible to a white
bass. These fish are also ways to see on an LCR depth finder such as a
Garmin 240. They travel in groups and on a depth finder they look like
a whole bunch of clutter on the LCR, as it will be all black.
have told you the best techniques and
areas, so it is time to get out and have some fun!
Black Bass-We would like to welcome several black bass tournament circuits
to our lake for their year end championships. This is their season finale.
Anglers fish through out the year to make the championship to fish for
big cash prizes in the championship on Lake Livingston. Good luck to all!
So always remember before you head out on your next trip to make sure
you evaluate the water levels and it's current conditions to plan for
a successful trip. For up to the minute water levels and releases. You
can visit my website at www.texasproguide.com and click on lake levels.
I also run a professional guide service on Lake Livingston and Lake Sam
Rayburn. I can meet each and every need from instructional fishing to
the tournament level, you can give me call at (936) 329-2750. As always,
these trip are great ideas for you and you family, and especially the