Conroe Courier/ November 25, 2020/ Fishing Reports, News

Fishing on Lake Conroe is fair to good with the warm weather broken by a weekly cool front. The surface temperature of the water at the dame has been running 63.38 degrees in the mornings, the water is clear, and the level is 198.92 feet above mean sea level. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level and no water is being released according to the San Jacinto River Authority.

The black bass are fair and early they are a little more shallow and around the grass, moss and stumps where the water is three to ten feet deep. Some are also reported along boat docks and rocks. Later in the day they move out to 12 feet around the brush piles. Texas or Carolina rigged soft plastics in Watermelon Seed and Gourd Green are working well over brush, and Texas Rigs are best around grass and docks. Shallow running crank baits and spinner bait are also working well.

Crappie are picking up a little with the cooler water, but are still fair. The crappie are on brush in 12-25 feet of water and are on top of the brush. Catches this week have been on both minnows and jigs. Some are also showing up around the FM1097 bridge pylons. 12 to15 keeper crappie seem to be about the average catch in a mornings trip at this time.

Catfish are still great and located on baited holes back from the main river channel in 12 to 25 feet of water. Cheese Bait on sponge hooks, chicken liver, or shrimp are all good producing bait. Catfish in the 1 ½ to 3 pound range are the sizes normally taken on baited holes.

The small white bass and hybrids are occasionally seen with a few keepers showed up this week. Those caught were on large minnows or trolling #13 Pet Spoons behind deep running crankbaits over humps from 13 to 17 feet deep.

Large bream are in with the crappie and the catfish and you can catch all you want on night crawlers or mealy worms. Some can also be found around the dam and riprap around bridges and breakwaters.

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