Conroe Courier/ May 19, 2021/ Fishing Reports, News

Fishing on Lake Conroe is a little slow with the moving weather fronts and rain. The water temperature at the dam early in the morning has been running about 70 degrees. As the day wears if and the sun comes out it has been warming up, especially in the shallows and back waters of the creeks. The water at this time is cloudy and the level is 200.99 feet. The City of Houston Diversion(COH) is 0 CFS and the Ground Reduction Plan(GRP) is 17.79 CFS and 0 water is being released from the Lake according to the San Jacinto River Authority.

Black bass fishing is fair to good. Some of the guides have reported that they have been catching them in water from two to five feet deep around submerged vegetation and lay down logs on soft plastics in Black/Blue or Watermelon and on spinner baits. Other lures that are working well are shad pattern crankbaits.

Crappie fishing is fair. Most that are being caught are on brush and other structure in 15 to 20 feet of water. Minnows and jigs are both good baits. Some people have still reported catching crappie in marina boat stalls 9 to 10 feet deep. Generally 4 or 5 crappie are being caught in 2-3 hours.

Catfish are fair to good on baited areas at 20 to 25 feet on creek edges and humps. Those out recently have had plenty of keeper catfish and one angler claims 19 keeper catfish in a few hours. Generally the sizes are running one to two pounds with an occasional three pound catfish landed. Some catfish can be found also early in warm water along breakwaters shallow under corks.

Hybrid stripers are slow. Some anglers report a few 12 to 13 inch hybrids being caught on baited holes with the catfish.

White bass are being caught on main lake humps and point 20 feet deep on live shad. They are suspended over deeper water. Trolling deep running crank baits may also bring some results.

Bream are starting to move in shallower. A few are showing up when fishing along rocks and riprap as the water warms. Meal worms and night crawlers are good baits.

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