Conroe Courier/ September 8, 2021/ Fishing Reports, News

Fishing on Lake Conroe is still in it's summer pattern. The water is clear throughout the the lake. The water temperature at the dam has been running in the low 86 degrees early in the morning but the lake warms up if and when the sun comes out. The Lake Release was 0 CFS, City of Houston Diversion(COH) is 0 CFS and the Ground Reduction Plan(GRP) is 25.16 CFS. The level is 199.91 feet according to the San Jacinto River Authority.

Black bass fishing slow as is normal this time of year. Early and late are the best times. Black bass are in the shallows early and late and on the deeper structures within the Thermocline 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 18 feet deep.

Catfish are biting well. The parties out recently have caught 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 20 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 have slowed down a lot with the hot weather. A few have been reported in marina stalls. Minnow are the beat bait but they will also bite on jigs if you can feel the light hits.

Hybrid striped bass have slowed down to almost nothing also with the hot water of the lake. It will take cooler water temperatures to get them 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. Early and late along the shore under shade is the best time to catch them.

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