The fishing on Lake Conroe is still slow to fair with the cool and muddy water. The water temperature in the mornings has been around 50 degrees at the dam according to the San Jacinto River Authority. Fishing guides tell me that the water temperature has been reaching the mid 50 degrees later in the day. The level of the lake is 201.12 feet above mean sea level and pool is 201. The water is still stained and worse back in the creeks and up north.

Black bass fishing is slow to fair and the numbers caught are down as they have been for a few weeks now. In last weekend’s Stow-A-Way tournament the big stringer had four fish and was the only double digit stinger weight. Guide Carl Bostic Said most he has caught have been from the bank out to about 10 feet deep and with the off color water Silver Rat-L-Traps are a good lure.

Catfish are picking up. Channel cats and blues have been caught on baited holes. Drifting cut bait or large whole shad in the creek mouth can channels of creeks is producing some large blue catfish. Last Saturday a 67 pound blue catfish was caught Morris Taymon. Once the official paperwork is recorded it will be a new lake record. On baited holes Chicken Liver or Stick It Punch Bait is working well.

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 but is starting to pick up. 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.

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