Fishing on Lake Conroe is good. The water in the main lake is a little muddy with the recent showers and it is worse up at Stubblefield and in the backs of the creeks. The water temperature has been 76.72 degrees in the mornings at the dam and the level is 199.90 feet and no water is being released. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level.

Largemouth bass bite is good on Carolina rigged worms around brush piles in 8 to 20 feet of water. Some are along the riprap around the lake and others can be found on almost any structure at the same depths.

Catfish are doing great according to fishing guide Richard Tatsch. They are biting well on stink bait in from 10 to 25 feet of water. Tatsch also told me to take some cattle cubes and drop a few around the boat and it won’t be long they will show up. Tatsch uses a 1/4 ounce egg sinker and a number 6 or number 8 treble hook when fishing baited holes. Cut bait is working well for those anglers who want to drift the flats for some large blue cats.

Crappie are doing fair on minnows and jigs in from 8 to 25 feet of water. Most are around brush piles but some are around the stumps and other structure along the river channel. A few are also being caught at the FM 1097 Bridge at the same depths.

Hybrid striped bass are doing well on live shad and spoons around the main lake points in about 20 feet of water.

Bream are doing well on meal worms and night crawlers around the rocks, or some 12 to 16 foot brush piles. Large bream are being caught at the time.

Richard Tatsch owns the FishDude's Guide Service and has been a licensed professional fishing guide since 1996. His boat is a 24 foot Pathfinder bay boat, which is very spacious and safe enough for the roughest conditions on Lake Conroe. He can be reached on line at, email, or phone 936-291-1277.

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