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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

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

                      to 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.



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 Grass, 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.




.........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                 

               Later in the rain~Deb


Stephen Adams
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA

Deb, being from Houston, TX myself, and having visited Lake Livingston many times in my earlier life, you almost convince me to move my wife and son back home to be closer to go out to Lake Livingston, Huntsville, Pines of Texas :)  Great information.  Great fishing down there.

Aug 16, 2008 10:09 PM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Deb, great post with a lot of pertinent info on your area, I love your beautiful lake photo. I'm glad you couldn't find the "ugly", your title had me hooked!

Aug 17, 2008 03:54 AM
Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Deb, It was good to see you at the party, I missed seeing Scott but next time.  Please do not post the ugly pictures of you know who---me.  I love your lake .

Aug 17, 2008 04:50 AM
Sondra Meyer:
EXP Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Deb, I'm still feeling really guilty about missing you at the party.  In the midst of frantically trying to get our trip to Notre Dame planned ---we are leaving on Tuesday, this post was a refreshing break.  It sounds like a wonderful place to spend quality family time together. 

Plus, the fish info was very informative.  I'm the type of fisherman that is just happy to have something bite the hook. 


Aug 17, 2008 02:08 PM
George Wilson
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Cary Realty 919 439 0965

That is a beautiful picture!  I would love to be there right now relaxing!  Great post and info!

Aug 21, 2008 04:40 PM
South Austin Real Estate Blog
Sky Realty South Austin - Austin, TX

HI Deb, what a well written guide of your area... I'm not a fisherman/woman and way past waterskiiing but it certainly looks like a beautiful peaceful place to picnic and read a favorite book on a warm summer day.  Ok, a hot summer day!  I bet there would be some occasional breezes coming off the lake to make it perfect.  :)

Aug 21, 2008 11:40 PM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Deb - There is something peaceful about living at the lake (we know because we live at Canyon Lake). It is nice to get up early and watch the sunrise and always special in the evening to watch the sunset. Like Ceil says, we have a piece of heaven.

Oct 10, 2008 12:47 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Deb

Sure sounds like a very fine place to live. Got to tell you, I sure do miss big Bass, White Bass, Channel, Flatheads, Bullheads, and Blue Catfish.

Baker Home Inspection and Consulting

Oct 10, 2008 03:19 PM