Fishing on Lake Conroe is good. The water temperature in the lake is up to 80.25 degrees and should continue to increase with the warmer weather forecasted for the coming ten days. The level at this time is 199.96 feet above mean sea level; pool is 201 feet above mean sea level. No water is being released according to the San Jacinto River Authority,
Black bass fishing is good and catches of up to 9 pounds plus fish were recorded at the tournaments last week. They can be found around docks and other structure shallow early in the morning. With the bright sun later in 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 providing some fun and good catches of blue catfish.
Crappie are on the brush, bridge pylons and other structure at a depth of 12 to 20 feet. Some crappie may be found later in the morning on deeper brush. The best bait seems to be minnows nonetheless jigs are working well for anglers who are experienced using them.
Hybrids and some white bass are suspended over humps and points. Trolling #13 Pet Spoons behind deep divers like Hellbender Downriggers may get you some action as well as jigging slab spoons or live shad 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.