Lake Livingston Real Estate, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas



                                      THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY...

                                                                                BY: DEBRA A BROOKS    


THE GOOD:       Lake Livingston Real Estate stands alone. The beauty is that our market is ever changing yet

                      consistently remaining the same. What changes? The seasons, the faces and the availability of

                      Lake Livingston Real Estate! Older folks that have had the pleasure of enjoying the Lake and its'  

                      natural beauty are beginning to think of moving on. Their children and grandchildren are grown and off

                      building their adult lives and aren't finding the time they use to have. Many are ready to settle in full care

                       facilities or are just looking to move closer to their families.Lake Livingston Real Estate

                      Good times were had as the children were growing up. Picnics,

                      cookouts, boating, swimming, fishing, tubing, skiing, and simply filling a bucket with sand have built

                      memories galore to be shared by families.               

                     What this means to you: The waterfront homes are selling! Grab your piece of paradise while the getting

                      is good. Ignore the media hype about the bursting bubbles. We are constant.


MORE GOOD: Our wildlife is so bountiful! Lake Livingston and our area will take you away from the concrete

                     jungles and back into a more relaxing and natural time. Towering Pine trees, thick green Saint Augustine,

                     huge old hardwood trees and natural blooming wildflowers are a constant "given" out by the lake. Deer, 

                    red fox, raccoons, Armadillos, wild hog, tropical birds, Pelicans, Pink Texas Flamingo's, Egrets, Heron   

                    add to our idyllic lifestyles. We have protected forests where the wildlife can multiply in their 

                          natural habitats.  The fishing is awesome!

                                                                           Predominant Fish Species                    

  Largemouth bass

·       Bluegill

·       Blue, channel & flathead catfish

·       White bass

·       Striped bass

·       Crappie

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History

Fishing Regulations

Statewide regulations apply to all fishes with the exception of blue and channel catfish. For portions of the lake in Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties, the daily bag and possession limit for blue and channel catfish is 50.

Angling Opportunities

Lake Livingston is a notable white bass fishery. White bass are plentiful and grow to large sizes. Also notable is the catfish fishery, dominated by blue catfish. Largemouth bass, striped bass, and crappie are less abundant but good catches are possible in areas of the reservoir where habitat is available.






Largemouth Bass















White Bass





Striped/Hybrid Bass










Fishing Cover/Structure

Some native emergent vegetation can be found in the upper areas of the reservoir. Very little cover exists in the lower reservoir due to vertical bulkhead.

Tips & Tactics

White bass are most readily caught in early spring in the many creeks that feed into Lake Livingston. Striped bass can be caught around the 190 bridge area by trolling and vertical jigging spoons or live shad. Largemouth bass are most frequently caught in the bays and creeks from the Kickapoo/Penwaugh area northward. Spring and fall are the most successful seasons for largemouths. Channel and blue catfish can be caught most any time of year on a variety of organic and live baits over the main river channel and in off channel tributaries and creeks. 

* Fishing info courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife.

EVEN MORE GOOD: Our market values are now and should remain strong. Baby boomers are coming in to

          Retirement age. Of the 34 million boomers, one third want to be on or near the water. We all know they just aren't

          making anymore waterfront. This is good news for Lake Livingston Real Estate. The prices should remain firm and

           with an increase yearly equal to the recent past. We are not in a soft market. This is not a crunch time in the

           Lake Livingston area.



THE BAD: .........this is a tough one. It hardly ever gets cold here. It hardly ever snows. It gets hot in the summer.

             people move at a little slower pace here. Ummmm....... this isn't going well.



THE UGLY: Me on a bad hair day!!!!!   Got one! Deb                 



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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Debra, it doesn't get much better than that.  We had a great day sailing on Lake Conroe on Saturday.  It was one of those pictures perfect days, the wind was perfect, just lightly white capping.  We will have to check Lake Livingstone out; are there many cell phones.

Oct 21, 2007 10:39 AM #1
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Hi Marchel!

I'm glad to hear you took some time off. When you're ready to boat here let me know. I will give you the skinny (dip) on the subject. Most providers work while on the lake. I use Cingular and am visiting constantly while boating. I love to boat to my listings! Thanks for reading! Deb

Oct 21, 2007 10:44 AM #2
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
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Deb - what a beautiful description of Lake Livingston. You provide excellent fishing tips and links! Do many fisherman come in from other areas or is the fishing done mainly by residents! That water is so beautiful and flat! I would hate to bother the fisherman but it looks like a great place to waterski! LOL!

This is a great post for a feature on localism! You highlight the many positive reasons to purchase a home there!  I am flagging it!

Oct 22, 2007 01:31 AM #3
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Debra, I have already commented once, but I was going through the lone star real estate group and didn't recognize you without the hat.  I think I like the picture better without the hat, I can see you.  Nice picture.
Oct 22, 2007 12:32 PM #4
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