Fishing on Lake Conroe has been good between the weather fronts. In last Sunday’s morning tournament, it took over 20 pounds to get in the top-three places. The water temperature at the dam after the front Sunday dropped down to 64 but is warming up once again with the warm afternoons. The level is 200.85 feet and some water is being released which is attributed to the Seasonal Lowering Flow. 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 on the nests and some are also moving out back on the brush and other structure. He reported that the catches were good and they caught a number of keeper size bass. James used soft Texas rigged plastic worms and Whacky worms in Watermelon Seed.
Catfish are good and can be found on baited holes along the humps and points in 15 to 20 feet of water. James said chicken liver are working well. He said the shad are also spawning so fishing the bulkheads under corks 2 feet deep until around 9 o’clock is a lot of fun.
Crappie are on the brush at a depth of 12 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.
Hybrids and white bass (also known as sand bass) are suspended over humps and points. James stated that trolling or jigging spoons or live shad also will produce good results.
Bream are once again biting and meal worms or night crawlers are the best bait. Large hand size bream are being caught.
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.