The fishing on Lake Conroe is good. The water temperature at noon has been around 74 degrees at the dam according to the San Jacinto River Authority. Fishing guides tell me that the water temperature has been reaching the mid to upper 70 degrees first thing in the morning in the mail lake. The level of the lake is 200.01 feet above mean sea level which is below pool of 201 feet.
It will take the lake a couple days to settle down after all of the boat traffic last weekend and the heavy boat traffic also stirred up the mud that will take some time to settle.
Important Notice: Texas offers a Free Fishing Day on the first Saturday in June every year to help kick off National Fishing and Boating Week. On this day anglers can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.
Black bass fishing is good. In last week’s tournaments, 22-plus pounds, five fish stringers were what it took to get into the top places. The bass have been on brush in water from 8 to 20 feet deep. Soft plastics and crankbaits are all working well.
Catfish are good. Channel cats and blues are being caught on baited holes. Drifting cut bait or large whole shad on the flats can is producing some large blue catfish.
White bass are active at this time. Some are being caught on main lake humps and points with shad or jigging spoons. Trolling #13 Pet Spoons behind deep running crank baits can produce some good catches also. Some hybrids have also been caught with with the white bass.
Crappie fishing has been good. Most are being found over brush in water 8 to 20 feet deep and minnows or jigs are both working well. They can also be found around bridge pylons and other structure at the same depths.
Bream are large and around the brush piles with the crappie. Big bream can also be caught on the riprap and almost any shade or structure. Night crawler or meal worm are the best bait.