Fishing Regulations for Livingston

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Black bass
For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for Guadalupe or spotted bass. Daily bag limit is 5 fish for all four 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.
Carp
There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.
Catfish
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.
Crappie
For white and black crappie, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 10 inches. Daily bag limit = 25 in any combination.
Gar
For alligator gar, daily bag limit is 1 fish of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.
Sunfish
There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.
Trout
For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.

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