Conroe Courier/ July 1, 2020/ Fishing Reports, News

Fishing on Lake Conroe is still good and the water temperature is running 77 degrees at the dam first thing in the morning up to the mid-80s in the afternoon. The water is clear in the main lake and the level is a shade below pool at 200.50 feet above mean sea level and pool is 201 feet above mean sea level. The weather has been hot, but the wind is still kicking up some on occasion making holding on a spot difficult for anglers.

Black bass can be found along dock, bulkheads and riprap early in the shallows. Top water or spinner baits can get you some action early. Later in the day Carolina or Texas rigged plastic worms 6 inches long or less, in Watermelon and plumb are good starting colors. Rat-L-Traps in one ounce size retrieved slowly with a yoyo action are also a good starting place as is using a DD22 lure. Late in the evening the fish tend to go back shallower.

Crappies has slowed down some and are in water 15 to 22 feet deep and most crappie anglers are catching a few right now, but you have to work hard to get them. They are on the brush piles or bridge pylons and will take minnows or small jigs, but minnows are best at this time.

Hybrids are at 15 to 26 feet over humps and flats along deep drop offs around the lake are good locations. Trolling spoons or Rat-L-Traps is a good method to finding fish. Fishing with live shad is also a good way to generate bites. In the evening, fishing around lights is good also.

Catfish are good on prepared bait and minnows on baited holes, main river and creek edges, and pond damns in 18 to 27 feet of water. They are on baited holes and range cubes are excellent to bait them.

Bream are biting well around riprap and docks on meal worms and night crawlers shallow under corks. Later they can be found deeper on brush or other structure. Last week one party brought in 25 large hand size bream using slip corks and night crawlers in 12 to 15 feet of water around deep structure.

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