The fishing on Lake Conroe is good. The water temperature at sunrise has been around 53 degrees at the dam according to the San Jacinto River Authority. The level of the lake is 199.49 feet above mean sea level, which is below pool of 201 feet. No water is currently being released.
Black bass fishing last weekend was good. The bass have started to spawn and others staging before they spawn. Mostly the catch has been in the shallows where they are on the nests. Some are also on the brush and other structure in water from 8 to 20 feet deep. Vince Anderson at Stow-A-Way Marina told me two 12 pound plus bass were weighed in last weekend. Soft plastics and crankbaits are good starting lures. Fishing guide Carl Bostic said he had parties out that caught bass on minnows on brush piles.
Catfish are biting on baited holes. Bostic told me that channel cats and blues are being caught on holes baited with range cubes down to around 30 feet deep. Drift fishing with cut bait for blue catfish has been good on the flats, suspended, and on deep humps and points.
Hybrids are running shad around the main lake points from 15 to 30 feet deep according to Bostic. He said a few keeper hybrids may be caught while fishing for catfish.
White Bass are schooling and jigging spoons and Rat-L-Traps are good to drop into a school chasing shad.
Crappie fishing is spotty right now. Bostic reported that some males are in the shallows and minnows under corks may get you some bites. Jigs are good around marinas and other structure as well..
Bream are large in size and plentiful according to guide Carl Bostic. They can be caught on riprap and almost any brush pile. Night crawlers or meal worm are the best bait, however some are so large they are biting on minnows.
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.