Fishing on Lake Conroe is slow to fair and hasn’t changed much in the past few weeks. The water temperature at the dam early in the morning has been running 71.33 degrees, and if the clouds open up, the surface temperature can rise to the upper 70s as the day wears on. The water level is 199.54 feet above mean sea level, and no water is being released, according to the San Jacinto River Authority.
Black bass fishing is slow to fair as seen lately in the results of the local tournaments. The bass have been shallow early before the sun gets up too high. Soft plastic worms and Baby Brush Hogs are still bringing some action in the shallows. Once the sun gets up the bass go down to deeper structure and Carolina rigged soft plastics or medium diving crank baits are a good starting point. Later as the sun goes down there can be some action back in the shallows.
Crappie are slow. The few reported landed have been down in water 15-22 feet deep on brush or other structure, but you have to work hard and be lucky to get any to bite. Minnows or small jigs are being used, but minnows are best at this time.
Hybrids are slow and can be seen at 15-26 feet over humps and points and along deep drop offs around the lake. Trolling spoons or Rat-L-Traps is a good method to finding fish. Fishing with live shad is also a good way to possibly generate a bite. In the evening, fishing around lights may bring some hybrid action.
Catfish are good on Mr. Whiskers Cheese Bait on main river and creek edges and pond damns, in 12-18 feet of water. James Tucker said he had three people out recently and they brought back their limits. The catfish are on baited holes and range cubes are excellent to bait them. One to three pound catfish are the size that can be expected.
Bream have slowed down to almost nothing. You might try early in shaded areas, five feet or less, around riprap and docks on meal worms and night crawlers under corks. Later you could try deeper on brush or other structure. Large hand size bream are possible using slip corks and meal worms or night crawlers in water 12-15 feet deep around structure.