The fishing on Lake Conroe is good. The water temperature in the morning has been 57 degrees about daylight at the dam and warms up with the sunshine. The level of the lake is 199.55 feet above mean sea level and no water is being released. Pool is 201 feet above mean sea level.
Black bass fishing is good with many being caught in the shallows. The results in last weekend’s tournaments were once again in the double digits. Fishing guide Butch Terpe said that fishing the shallows is producing some good results. Texas rigged soft plastics in Watermelon colors and crankbaits in shad patterns are good starting places. Spinnerbaits in the shallows may produce some positive results also.
Catfish are still good. They can be found on baited holes along the humps and points in 17 to 22 feet of water. Terpe said he had a party out recently and they caught limits of 25 catfish each in three hours. He said you can also catch some under corks around bulkheads as they are after shad.
Crappie are fair on the brush and bridge pylons at around 18 feet deep. Minnows are the best bait at this time although jigs will work in experienced hands if the wind lies down. Crappie may also be found in the shallows and caught on minnows about one to one and one-half feet under corks.
Hybrids are on the humps and points. Some are reported caught with the catfish on baited holes and bulkheads after shad. Terpe said he has found some one and one-half to two pound white bass on humps and points jigging ¾ ounce slab spoon in 22 feet of water.
Bream are down on the deep brush with the crappie biting on minnows. Meal worms or night crawlers are also good bait.
Guide Butch Terpe, who works out of Stow-A-Way Marina, has made the facts and information for this fishing report available. Terpe has been a full time guide for over 30 years. For information about his services, he can be reached at (936) 856-7080. For information about Stow-A-Way Marina call (936) 856-4531.