Fishing on Lake Conroe has been good. The water temperature at the dam has been running 81 degrees and warms up higher as the sun gets up. The level is 200.05 feet and no water is being released. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level.
Black bass fishing is good. Fishing guide Phillip James told me that he had parties out recently and they caught bass in the shallows early and on the brush and other deep structure later as the sun gets up. Finesse worms in watermelon red are working well for him. He reported that the black bass action has been good in size and numbers.
Catfish are good and can be found on baited holes along the humps and points in 15 to 20 feet of water as well as at the dump. James said chicken liver are working well. Drifting for blue cats on the flats is producing some catches of nice size blue cats also.
Crappie are on the brush at a depth of 8 to 20 feet. James said some large crappie are being caught and the best bait seems to be minnows nonetheless jigs are working well for some anglers. He also mentioned that they can be biting well one day and then only fair the next.
Hybrids (Palmetto bass) and white bass (also known as sand bass) are suspended over humps and points. James stated that trolling, or jigging spoons, or fishing live shad also will produce good results. He said that he has also caught some on chicken liver while fishing for catfish.
Bream are once again biting and meal worms or night crawlers are the best bait. Large hand size bream are being caught on the brush with the crappie..
The information for this fishing report has been made available by fishing guide Phillip James, working out of Seven Coves Marina. Phillip has been a freshwater fishing guide for over 30 years. For information about his services go to www.phillipsguideservice.com or call 903-724-8291.