Conroe Courier/ November 20, 2019/ Fishing Reports, News

The fishing on Lake Conroe is still up and down between the weather fronts. The water is clear and the level is about two feet below pool at 198.82 feet. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level. The water temperature has been running 52 degrees in the morning at the dam according to the San Jacinto River Authority

Black bass are still good. Angler reports show the bass can be found around the shallows on crankbaits in Baby Bass or Tennessee Shad colors. Some bass can also be found on deeper structure and plastic worms in watermelon or plumb colors are good at depths of 10 to 15 feet after the fronts move through.

Crappie fishing is fair to good on brush and other structures like the pylons of the FM 1097 Bridge at depths of 18 to 25 feet. Some have been found in the deeper brush piles and small, chartreuse jigs seem to be the best bait. Some of the crappie caught are small and just under than the 10 inch minimum.

Catfish are still good and are biting on prepared bait, punch bait, liver, and earthworms at depths of 26 feet. They are on baited holes and a limit can be caught once they are located. They are also around the outside edges of brush and structures and on the edge of creek beds. Nice, large catfish have been reported caught also up to 20 pounds, but the average is from 2 to 4 pounds.

White bass and hybrids are slow but the shad are starting to school and the birds are returning, so watch the birds and they will lead you to the schooling shad, which will be drawing the whites and hybrids.

Bream are deep and nice hand size bream have been caught at 25 feet deep by people catfishing. Some are also being caught on the rocks and riprap in the lake. Bait up with earth worms or meal worms and you can catch all you want to clean.

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