The fishing on Lake Conroe is in its summer pattern and much of the fishing action has slowed down as is normal for this sweltering time of year. The water temperature by sunrise has been around 81.6 degrees at the dam according to the San Jacinto River Authority. Fishing guides tell me that the water temperature has been reaching 85 to 87 degrees during the day in the main lake and 90 to 91 degrees in the shallows. The level of the lake is 200.03 feet above mean sea level, which is below pool of 201 feet.
Black bass fishing is slow to fair. The tournament fishermen catch has been on brush and other structure in water from 8 to 16 feet deep. Early and late you can always roust some action around the stumps and vegetation in the shallows. Soft plastics and crankbaits are all working well.
Catfish are good. Channel cats and blues are being caught on baited holes down to around 18 feet deep. A few of the catfish caught are showing the summer ailment of skinny bodies and larger heads but most are normal.
White bass and some hybrids can be found suspended over main lake humps and points but the bite has been slow. Trolling #13 Pet Spoons behind crank baits can help you find them and then you can switch to shad or jigging spoons if so inclined.
Crappie fishing has slowed to about nothing. Some are just suspended in the thermocline and other are hanging out in shade around the brush. You might try minnows but the bite is slow.
Bream are large in size and some can be caught on the riprap and almost any shade or structure. Night crawlers or meal worm are the best bait.
The information for this fishing report has been made available by fishing guide Carl Bostic, working out of Seven Coves. For information about his services go to his website at www.wethook.com or call 936-718-7983.