Conroe Courier/ June 16, 2021/ Fishing Reports, News

Fishing on Lake Conroe is fair to good. The water temperature at the dam in the morning has been running about 81 degrees. As the day wears on 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 clear and the level is 201 feet. The City of Houston Diversion (COH) is 0 CFS and the Ground Reduction Plan(GRP) is 20.83 CFS and 350 CFS water is being released from the Lake according to the San Jacinto River Authority.

Black bass fishing is fair to good early in the mornings and late when the sun goes down. 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. After the sun gets up they go deep and look for shade. Other lures that are working well are shad pattern crankbaits.

Crappie fishing is slow and early morning is the best time to fish them. Those 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.

Catfish are good on baited areas at 20 to 25 feet on creek edges and humps. Those out recently have had plenty of keeper catfish and limits can be caught. Generally the sizes are running one to two pounds with an occasional three pound catfish landed. Stink baits or chicken liver are both good baits.

Hybrid stripers are slow. Some anglers report a few 12 to 13 inch hybrids being caught on baited holes with the catfish. Some can be seen suspended at about 20 feet deep in deep water over points and humps.

Bream are moving back into shallows and on the riprap early and late. Large hand size bream are also being caught on brush and other structure and down with the catfish. Meal worms and night crawlers are good baits.

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