Fishing on Lake Conroe has generally been good. The weather fronts keep coming about once a week so the fishing is up and down; up before the front and down after the front. The wind accompanying the fronts is always a challenge. The water temperature in the lake is 73 degrees at the dam and the level is 200.49 feet along with some water is being released and called the Seasonal Lowering Flow. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level.
Black bass fishing is good. Fishing guide Butch Terpe told me that he had parties out recently and they caught bass in the shallows on the nests. He reported that the catches ran from 2 ½ - 4 ½ pounds and they caught a number of fish. He also reported that bass are also being caught around the rocks and riprap and along docks. Terpe used soft plastic worms and lizards to lure the bass into biting.
Catfish are still good and can be found on baited holes along the humps and points in 18 to 25 feet of water. Terpe said punch bait on sponge hooks and chicken liver are working well. Early as the shad come through fishing bulkheads fishing under corks 2 ½ feet deep is producing some good catches in the 2 - 4 pound range. Around 9 a.m they stop biting and you need to move out to the baited holes.
Crappie are on the brush at a depth of 15 to 20 feet. Terpe said some large crappie are being caught and the best bait seems to be minnows nonetheless jigs are working well for some anglers.
Hybrids and white bass are suspended over humps and points. Terpe stated that on one trip they caught 15 keeper white bass trolling. He also mentioned that he caught a few white bass on the brush with the crappie.
Bream are once again biting and meal worms or night crawlers are the best bait. Large hand size bream are being caught.
Guide Butch Terpe, who works out of Stow-A-Way Marina, has made the facts and information for this fishing report available. Terpe has been a full time guide for over 30 years. For information about his services, he can be reached at (936) 856-7080. For information about Stow-A-Way Marina call (936) 856-4531.