Fishing on Lake Conroe is fair to good. The water is of good color anywhere on the lake, the level is 200.50 feet, and the temperature of the water at the dam is running in the low 80's early in the morning. No water is being released according to the San Jacinto River Authority.
Fishing guide Carl Bostic said that the thermocline is starting to show up at 15 to 18 feet deep, so soon fishing below that depth will be non-productive.
Black bass are fair to good. Texas rigged soft plastics in Tequila Sunrise, Black Blue, or pumpkin with a chartreuse tail worked along docks, riprap, and other structure in 4 to 12 feet of water are producing good results early up to around 7 o’clock in the morning. Small 1/4 ounce Spinner baits in chartreuse or white early in the morning are always good at this time of year. Later in the day the bass can be found around brush from 15 to 18 feet deep.
Crappie are fair on the brush piles and around bridge pylons. Bostic said the parties he had out recently averaged 15 to 20 fish on minnows over brush in 12 to 18 feet of water. Bostic said he catches one or two from a brush pile and then they quit biting and he has to move to another one.
Catfish are good but be prepared to catch a lot of small ones as well as keepers. Bostic said they were catching 3 small catfish for every keeper and they catch their limit of keepers. Bostic said they are ready to spawn and you can find them on any rocks at 7 feet or on baited holes at 30 feet deep. More small catfish are down at the 30 foot depth but keepers are there also. Bostic also said that early in the morning good size blue catfish can be caught on sandy bottoms at around 7 feet deep.
White Bass and Hybrids are scattered. You might try over humps and drop offs in 15 to 18 feet of water. Bostic said some are being caught on chicken liver with the catfish.
Bream are getting ready to spawn and are on any rocks and riprap. Large bream are also on the brush. Night crawlers and meal worms are still the best bait and nice bream the size of your hand are being caught.
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.