Fishing on Lake Conroe is slow to good depending on the fish you are after. The water in the main lake is clear and the water temperature has been 82.12 degrees around noon at the dam. The lake level is 200.62 feet and no water is being released. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level.
Black bass are slow, but according to fishing guide Richard Tatsch, a few are biting on square bill crankbaits around the rip rap rocks early.
Catfish are doing great on baited holes in from 10 to 25 feet of water. Tatsch said he catches them on stink bait using a #6 treble hook and a 1/8 ounce weight. The people at the marinas tell me that the small catfish are moving out so those being caught right now are running from 1 ½ to 2 ½ pounds with larger fish not uncommon.
Crappie have slowed down a lot according to the people at the marinas. Minnows are still the best bait, and those you may get to bite will be on brush and other structure in from 16 to 18 feet of water. Some are occasionally being found around the stumps and other structure along creek and river channels at the same depths.
Hybrid striped bass are doing well right now over humps and points, but are going to slow down as it gets hotter. Tatsch said he is catching them on live shad on some days and other days he catches them while fishing for white bass schooling on the surface.
White Bass have been schooling on the surface for a month now and Tatsch is having good results catching them with speckle trout salt water rigs.
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 www.fishdudetx.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 936-291-1277.