Fishing on Lake Conroe has been good. The water is still a little off color in the back of the creeks and areas of run off. The level is 201.06 feet above mean sea level, and the temperature of the water at the dam is running about 58.58 degrees in the early morning. No water is being released, according to the San Jacinto River Authority.
Fishing guide Carl Bostic said the water temperature is running in the mid 60s to 70 degrees mid-morning, depending on where you are fishing.
Black bass have almost finished their spawn for the year, but a few are still on the nests. Bostic said that many are back on the structures at all depths around the lake. Soft plastics in watermelon green or pumpkin with a chartreuse tail are good starters. Rat-L-Traps are also a good starting lure, but your lure choice will depend on how deep you are fishing.
Crappie are good right now, and the spawn is about over for them also. They can be found now mostly back on brush, but a few can still be found in the shallows. Bostic said he is fishing for them back on the brush piles, and minnows and jigs are both working well. The brush he is fishing is in the 15-foot depth range, and the catch is good.
Catfish are back on baited holes along humps in water 10-12 feet deep. Bostic said he has also had good luck drifting cut bait over flats or the tops of ledges in 10-20 feet of water and caught good size blue catfish in the six-pound range with an occasional larger fish up to around 10 pounds.
Hybrids are slow but have been caught on brush using minnows in 10-20 feet of water while Bostic has been fishing for catfish on baited holes. Live shad and jigging spoons are also good baits with which to start. Trolling No. 13 Pet Spoons behind deep running crankbaits over humps may also bring some results.
Bream can be found in 25 feet of water on brush and large hand size bream are now being caught. Meal worms or night crawlers are good baits.
The information for this fishing report has been made available by Bostic, working out of Seven Coves. For information about his services, go to his website at www.wethook.com or call 936-718-7983.