The fishing on Lake Conroe is fair to good. The water temperature at sunrise has been around 51.90 degrees at the dam according to the San Jacinto River Authority. The level of the lake is 199.12 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 on Sunday. The bass are getting ready to start staging to spawn. Mostly the catch has been on brush and other structure in water from 8 to 20 feet deep. Early and late you can usually roust some action around the stumps, downfalls, and vegetation in the shallows down to around 8 feet. Soft plastics and crankbaits are good starting lures. The bass are also being found around brush and other structure at the same depths.
Catfish are biting on baited holes. Fishing guide Carl Bostic told me that channel cats and blues are being caught on holes baited with range cubes down to around 15 to 20 feet deep as well as on brush. Drift fishing with cut bait for blue catfish has been good from creek mouths moving up into the creeks.
Hybrids are slow according to Bostic. He said a few keeper hybrids may be caught while fishing for catfish.
Crappie fishing is spotty right now. Bostic had a party out recently and he could see them on brush piles in 20 to 30 feet of water, but couldn’t get them to even take minnows. The bite can be good one day and slow the next.
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.