The fishing on Lake Conroe is unmoving in its summer pattern and much of the fishing action is sluggish as is normal for this sweltering time of year. The water temperature at sunrise has been around 84 degrees at the dam according to the San Jacinto River Authority. Fishing guides tell me that the water temperature has been reaching 88 degrees during the day in the main lake and 90 to 91 degrees in the shallows. The level of the lake is 198.83 feet above mean sea level, which is below pool of 201 feet.
Black bass fishing is slow to fair. The tournament fishermen catch has been on brush and other structure 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 holes baited with range cubes down to around 18 to 25 feet deep. Drift fishing for catfish is producing some action in the mouths of creeks was cut bait.
Hybrids can be found suspended over main lake humps and points but the bite has been slow. Trolling #13 Pet Spoons behind crank baits can help you find them and then you can switch to shad or jigging spoons if so inclined.
Crappie fishing has slowed to about nothing. Some are just taking cover and boat docks and other shaded areas in the eight to 15 feet of water. A few are being taken around brush piles and the same depth. You might try minnows but the bite is slow.
Bream are large in size and some can 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.