Fishing on Lake Conroe is fair to good. The water in the main lake is a little muddy and it is worse up at Stubblefield and in the backs of the creeks. The water temperature has been 56 degrees in the mornings at the dam and the level is 201 feet. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level.

The black bass bite is getting better with the warmer water and the time of year. A new ShareLunker was caught Saturday by Cole Turner and it weighed in at 13.36 pounds. The fish was weighed in at Stow-A-Way marina and donated to the TPWD. Guide Richard Tatsch imparted that the black bass are along the shorelines getting ready to spawn and you can catch them on spinner baits and bladed jigs around brush and rocks.

Catfish are doing great according to guide Richard Tatsch.  Tatsch said they are excellent on stink bait over baited holes in 8 to 20 feet of water. Similarly he is getting a lot of bigger fish recently running from 12 to 18 inches long. Tatsch said that several people are catching some big blue cats using cut bait.  On the baited holes Tatsch uses a 1/4 ounce egg sinker and a number 6 or 8 treble hook.

Crappie are spawning right now and are in the shallow water around shoreline brush.

They can be caught on minnows and jigs as long as it’s before or a few days after one of the numerous cold fronts we have been experiencing.

Hybrids are doing well around main lake point from 15 to 30 feet of water depending on the sun. They are eating shad that are grouped up around the lake. The best baits are live shad and shad patterned crankbaits.

Bream are doing fair around the marinas and some big ones being caught on brush and riprap in 12 to 18 feet. Night crawler and meal worms are your best bait.

Richard Tatsch owns the FishDude's Guide Service and has been a licensed professional fishing guide since 1996.  His boat is a 24 foot Pathfinder, bay boat, which is very spacious and safe enough for the roughest conditions on Lake Conroe. He can be reached on line at www.fishdudetx.com, email admin@fishdudetx.com, or phone 936-291-1277.

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