It's almost time to put this year in the history book and honestly I'm good with that! It was filled with ups, like hitting Lake Livingston, and downs that hit hard. We had plans for last year the didn't pan out but we did get more fishing in.
Every other summer in June we meet at Lake Livingston for my husbands family reunion. I've been the last 10 years! This time it was a doozy with the recent passing of my mother in law, a beloved great aunt and various family members from near and far. But we still ended up with 4 days straight family, fun & outdoors!
Highlights included getting out on the boat and bringing in the white bass. I LOVE to go trolling. We have found a spot that treats us well and fits our needs! I'm not going to lie, I sit in the back and my hubby or father in law drives while I pull them in 2 at a time. Someone pulls them off and back in the water I go. Ahh it's the little things! (I think it's more they are impatient and do it to speed up the process instead of me doing it, I'm not complaining)
The littles did great considering the time of trips, questionable weather and length of a good run (up to 4 hours). I would be full of it if I told you they made it the whole time without electronics.
We always stay at Wolf Creek Park. It is the only park that is big enough to handle our 90+ person group. We have stayed in all areas of the park I prefer the first circles (2nd or 3rd) the easiest access to the marina, store, playground and swimming area. As long as you're not a the top of the hill (heart shape loop) it's not bad. I'm good with convinence. Heads up - if you hit the pier at night watch for spiders. It seems to be a hot spot of creepy crawling 8 legged creatures. They usually mind their own business. Take bug repellant too. Even if the camp sites are not filled with blood sucking winged insects they seem to hang with the spiders.
The popular spot on Lake Livingston is Pine Island. In our pontoon boat its about a 30 minute ride. Not to shabby and we typically have good luck. But as I mentioned it is popular and can become crowded.
Instead we leave out from the boat ramp and head out around the first point to the right. There are several coves that run along this section of the lake that offer a variety of turns and depths to fish. The views are great too. There are homes of all sizes to fantasize about owning one day. The kids like to point out the boats and jet skis as we go by.
As we slowly pace the bank it's not common to get into congestion of other boats. Most are fishing further out. We stay tangle free for the most part. We did find a spot our last trip out that we lost a rig (and then later caught it) or two so we just turned around before it.
We had a regular setup ready to go as well. As my husband noticed the bass schooling he killed the engine and started casting. Empty hook and all he reeled them in back to back until the moved on. That happened a few times.
So if you are in the area and want to check out the second largest lake (completely) in Texas give Lake Livingston a try. Predominant species include
Until the next adventure, Happy fishing.