Fishing on Lake Conroe is good. The water temperature in the lake is up to 77 degrees and should continue to increase with the warmer weather forecasted for the coming ten days. The level at this time is 200.43 feet above mean sea level and pool is 201 feet above mean sea level yet water is being released for the Seasonal Lowering.
Black bass fishing is good and catches of five pound plus fish were recorded at the tournaments last week. They are on brush and other structure down to around 20 feet deep. With the bright sun later I the day the shade under docks may present some opportunities. Soft plastic worms and lizards are being used as are crankbaits to depths from the bank out to 20 feet. Early spinnerbaits are also working.
Catfish are good and can be found on baited holes along the humps and points just about anywhere. Punch bait on sponge hooks or shrimp are working well as are chicken liver. Drifting shad or cut bait across the flats is still provideing some fun and good catches of blue catfish.
Crappie are on the brush, bridge pylons and other structure at a depth of 12 to 14 feet for James Tucker and he said he took a lady out fishing last weekend and caught her limit in about an hour and one half. Tucker also noted some crappie later in the morning on deeper brush at around 20 feet deep. The best bait seems to be minnows nonetheless jigs are working well for anglers who can use them.
Hybrids and white bass are suspended over humps and points. Tucker said fishing guide Richard Tatsch is catching those trolling live shad. Trolling #13 Pet Spoons behind deep divers like Hellbender Downriggers may get you some action as well as jigging slab spoons once you find the fish.
Bream are down with the crappie on brush and along any rocks or riprap and large bream are being caught. Night crawler or meal worms are the best baits however some large bream are being caught on minnows.
James Tucker works at Stow-A-Way Marina, has made the facts and information for this fishing report available. For information about Stow-A-Way Marina call (936) 856-4531.