Fishing on Lake Conroe has been fair to good. The wind kicks up at times when the thunderstorms come through but little trouble with wind outside of that. The water temperature in the lake is 81 degrees early at the dam but will increase to 90 degrees later in the day. The lake level is 200.35 feet above mean sea level. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level, and no water is being released at this time.
Black bass fishing is fair. Parties out recently are still catching bass in the shallows around stumps, logs, and vegetation early in the morning. It has been reported that the catches are running from 1 ½ to 5 pounds. As the sun rises its necessary to go to deeper structure like submerged pond dams, and brush. With the warm water a slow presentation is the best way to attract any black bass. Texas rigged soft plastics and slow worked crankbaits are working well in the shallows, and Carolina rigged soft plastic are best on the deep structure.
Catfish are still good and can be found on baited holes along the humps and along creek channels in 15 to 20 feet of water. It is not unusual to catch a limit in a 4½ hour trip with a fishing guide. Punch bait on sponge hooks works well, chicken liver is also working well.
Crappie are slow and those found or on brush and other structures at a depth of 8 to 12 feet. Some large crappie are being caught but the numbers are down requiring anglers to hit more spots to get a usable catch. The best bait is still minnows, nonetheless jigs work well for the anglers who can use them.
White bass are biting well and are suspended over humps and points 12 to 15 feet. It has been reported that a number of anglers are catching white bass while trolling along with hybrids. Be aware of the similarities between the white bass and the hybrids and the different minimum sizes and limits for each.
Bream are still biting, and meal worms or night crawlers are the best bait. Large hand size bream are being caught from the shore as well as from boats on rocks or other structure.