Conroe Courier/ October 6, 2021/ Fishing Reports, News

Fishing on Lake Conroe has been fair to good depending on what you are after but an improvement is being seen with the rain and cloudy skies cooling off the lake water. The water in the main lake is clear and the level lately was 199.80 feet above mean sea level. The temperature of the water at the dam is running about 83 degrees at daylight in the morning. The Lake Release is 0 CFS, City of Houston Diversion(COH) is 0 CFS and the Ground Reduction Plan(GRP) is 17.56 CFS according to the San Jacinto River Authority.

Black bass fishing is starting to pick up a little as is normal this time of year. Early and late are still the best times. Black bass are in the shallows early and late and on the deeper structures throughout the lake during midday. Crank baits are generating strikes as are soft plastics. A few bass are also being caught on brush pile at 15 to 20 feet deep.

Catfish are biting well. The parties out recently are bring home their limit of keepers, or as many as they wanted to clean, with an occasional blue cat up to 3 pounds. They are along main lake humps and points and submerged pond dams in 18 to 25 feet of water on baited holes. Chicken liver is working well for bait as is shrimp dipped in punch baits. Drifting over flats early is producing some nice blue cats also.

Crappie are still slow but a few are now being caught over brush 15 to 20 feet deep. A few have been reported in marina stalls. Minnow are the best bait but they will also bite on jigs if you can feel the light hits.

Hybrid striped bass have slowed down to almost nothing. As the water temperature cools they should start to get more active again.

Bream are on rocks and riprap anywhere on the lake. Large, hand size bream are being caught on shrimp under corks as well as meal worms or night crawlers.

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