Fishing on Lake Conroe has been good. The wind kicks up at times and can be a challenge when it does. The water temperature in the lake is 77.55 degrees early at the dam and the level is 200.46 feet. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level, and no water is being released at this time.
Black bass fishing is good. Parties out recently are still catching bass in the shallows around stumps, logs, and vegetation early in the morning before 9 a.m. It has been reported that the catches are running from 1 ½ to 5 pounds. Later in the day they or having good luck fishing deeper structure like submerged pond dams, brush, and other deeper structure in 15-18 feet of water. Texas rigged soft plastics and slow worked crankbaits are working well in the shallows, and Carolina rigged soft plastic are best on the deep structure.
Catfish are still good and can be found on baited holes along the humps and points in 15-20 feet of water. It is not unusual to catch a limit in a 4 ½ hour trip with a fishing guide. Punch bait on sponge hooks works well, chicken liver is also working well.
Crappie are on the brush at a depth of 8-12 feet and large crappie are being caught but the numbers are down requiring anglers to hit more structures or brush to get a nice catch. The best bait is still minnows; nonetheless jigs are working well for the anglers who can use them.
White bass are biting well and are suspended over humps and points 15-18 feet. It has been reported that a number of anglers are catching white bass while trolling along with hybrids. Be aware of the similarities between the white bass and the hybrids and the different minimum sizes and limits for each.
Bream are once again biting, and meal worms or night crawlers are the best bait. Large hand size bream are being caught from the shore as well as from boats on brush or other structure.