The fishing on Lake Conroe is slow to fair with the colder water and there have not been too many people out fishing except for guides and tournament anglers. The water temperature in the mornings has been in the upper forties at the dam according to the San Jacinto River Authority. The level of the lake is 201.23 feet above mean sea level and pool is 201. The water is muddy and has a lot of trash in it because of the amount of timber stripped from the watershed.
Black bass fishing is slow to fair and the numbers caught have been down. In last weekend’s tournaments only one five fish stringer was weighed in and more than half of the participants did not weighed in any fish. Carolina rigs around deep brush, boat docks, and other structure are a good starting lure. Guide Carl Bostic had a party out last week and they caught one, six pound bass on a 1/8 ounce crappie jig on brush 25 feet deep.
Catfish have been slow also. Channel cats and blues have been slow even on baited holes. Drifting on the flats may get you some action from blues on cut bait. Chicken Liver or Stick It Punch Bait is good on baited holes and cut bream is good for drifting
Hybrid stripers and white bass can be found over main lake humps and points. Some are being caught trolling #13 Pet Spoons behind deep running crank baits. A few are also being caught on live shad.
Crappie fishing has been slow. Some are being found brush in water 25 feet deep and minnows or jigs are the best bait. There have also been reports of the crappie being on other structure like the FM 1097 Bridge.
Bream are around the brush piles with the crappie. Big bream have also been reported around deep riprap. Night crawler 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.