Fishing on Lake Conroe is slow to good depending on the fish you are after. The water in the main lake is clear and the water temperature has been 81 degrees around daylight at the dam, later in the day the surface temperature can get up to 90 degrees. The lake level is 198.76 feet and no water is being released. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level.
Black bass are slow according to fishing guide Richard Tatsch. The tournaments are showing also that the largemouth action is slow. You can try on deep diving crankbaits around brush from 8 to 18 feet deep or shady areas under docks and other shaded structure.
Catfish are doing great on stink bait over baited holes from 10 to 30 feet deep. There are a lot of the bigger blue cats starting to move around. Fishing guide Richard Tatsch said he catches them on stink bait using a No. 6 treble hook and a 1/8 ounce weight. The people at the marinas also tell me that the catfish being brought in right now are running from 1 ½ to 2 ½ pounds with larger fish not uncommon.
Crappie are starting to bite a little bit. Some days you can catch 20 or more keepers. Some are around brush piles in 10 to 25 feet deep. Minnows are still the best bait. The bite is slow and if you want to catch many you will have to hit many spots.
Hybrid striped bass are bunching up along main lake ridges in from 15 to 30 feet deep, and if you stay with them they will eventually bite. Tatsch said he has been catching them on one ounce spoons and live shad.
Bream are good around brush piles from 8 to 20 feet deep on mealworms and night crawlers. Large bream are being caught at this time.
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 email@example.com, or phone 936-291-1277.