The fishing on Lake Conroe is taking on its summer pattern, and much of the fishing action has slowed down as is normal for this time of year. The water temperature by sunrise has been around 77.70 degrees at the dam, according to the San Jacinto River Authority. Fishing guides tell me that the water temperature has been reaching the mid to upper 80 degrees during the day. The level of the lake is 200.46 feet above mean sea level which is below pool of 201 feet.
Black bass fishing is fair to good. Guide Carl Bostic said most he has caught have been on brush in water from 8 to 16 feet deep. Early and late you can always roust some action around the stumps and vegetation in the shallows. Soft plastics and crankbaits are all working well.
Catfish are good. Channel cats and blues are being caught on baited holes down to around 15 feet deep. Drifting cut bait or large whole shad on the flats can is producing some large blue catfish.
White bass and some hybrids can be found on main lake humps and points with shad or jigging spoons. Trolling No. 13 Pet Spoons behind crank baits can help you find them and then you can switch to shad or jigging spoons if so inclined. Some hybrids have also been caught with the white bass or down with the catfish on baited holes.
Crappie fishing has slowed down. Most are being found over brush in water 8 to 15 feet or other structure at the same depths. Minnows or jigs are both working well but you will have to hit a lot of places to gather much of a catch.
Bream are large in size and staying around the brush piles with the crappie. Big bream can also be caught on the riprap and almost any shade or structure. Night crawlers or meal worm are the best bait.
The information for this fishing report has been made available by fishing guide Carl Bostic, working out of Seven Coves. For information about his services go to his website at www.wethook.com or call 936-718-7983.