Fishing on Lake Conroe is fair to good. The water in the main lake is muddy and it is worse up at Stubblefield and in the backs of the creeks. The water temperature has been 49.73 degrees in the mornings at the dam and the level is 201.38 feet and water is being released. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level.

The black bass fishing is slow as is evident by last weekend tournament results. Guide Richard Tatsch told me the black bass are feeding up on shad right now getting ready for the spawn and you can catch them with crankbaits around the rocks or along some deeper ridges on jigging spoons.

Catfish are doing great according to guide Richard Tatsch. Tatsch said they are doing really good on stink bait over baited holes in 15 to 20 feet of water; also he is getting a lot of bigger fish recently running from 12 to 18 inches long. Tatsch said that several people are catching some big blue cats using cut bait. On the baited holes Tatsch uses a 1/4 ounce egg sinker and a number 6 or 8 treble hook.

Crappie are around the 1097 bridge pilings and other structure and brush. They can be caught on minnows or jigs

Hybrid Stripers, or Palmetto Bass, Hybrid striped bass are chasing shad around the lake. Find the schools of bait and the fish are close.

Bream are doing pretty well and the marinas are reporting some big ones being caught on brush and riprap in 12 to 14 feet. Night crawler and meal worms are your best bait.

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 admin@fishdudetx.com, or phone 936-291-1277.

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