Fishing Regulations for Livingston
To combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, the law requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters.
Fish consumption advisory in effect. Get details
Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir.
- Black bass
For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for Alabama, Guadalupe or spotted bass. Daily bag limit is 5 fish for all black bass species in any combination.
- White, striped and yellow bass
For striped and hybrid striped bass, minimum length limit = 18 inches and daily bag limit = 5 in any combination. For white bass, minimum length = 10 inches and daily bag is 25. There are no bag or size limits for yellow bass.
There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.
For channel and blue catfish, minimum length limit = 12 inches; daily bag and possession limit = 50 blue and channel catfish in any combination. Applies only to the portion of Lake Livingston in Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag = 5.
For white and black crappie, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 10 inches. Daily bag limit = 25 in any combination.
Mandatory Harvest Reporting - All alligator gar harvested from the public waters of the state other than Falcon International Reservoir must be reported within 24 hours to the department via mobile app or online. Report your harvest with "My Texas Hunt Harvest" app .
Certain areas may be temporarily closed to alligator gar fishing when optimum spawning conditions occur. Get details.
Only alligator gar less than 48 inches in length may be retained. Daily bag limit = 1. Between one half-hour after sunset and one half-hour before sunrise, no person may take or possess an alligator gar by means of lawful archery equipment or crossbow unless they possess a harvest authorization.
There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.
For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.