The fishing on Lake Conroe is good when you can dodge the fronts, rain storms and winds. The water temperature at sunrise has been around 63.38 degrees at the dam, according to the San Jacinto River Authority. The level of the lake is 200.49 feet above mean sea level, which is below pool of 201 feet, and for no good reason that I can see, 529 CFS is being released under the guise of Seasonal Lowering Flow.
Black bass fishing last weekend was good. Some bass are still in the shallows, but most are also on the brush and other structure in water 8-20 feet deep. Soft plastics in Watermelon colors and crankbaits in Tennessee Shad are good starting lures. Some folks are catching them on the brush piles on minnows while crappie fishing.
Catfish are biting on baited holes. Bostic told me that channel cats and blues are being caught on holes baited with range cubes down to around 30 feet deep. The bait he uses is chicken liver dipped in punch bait. Drift fishing in 15-20 feet of water with cut bait is producing good blue catfish action. They are on the flats on the creeks and other back waters.
Hybrids are chasing shad around the breakwaters when the wind is keeping the shad up close to them. Bostic said a few keeper hybrids may be caught also while fishing for catfish on baited holes.
White Bass are spotty but schools may be found. Jigging spoons or Rat-L-Traps are good when dropped into a school chasing shad.
Crappie fishing is spotty right now. Bostic reported that they can be good one day and slow the next. He did say it is not unusual to catch some 14 inch crappie on brush 14-20 feet deep. He said he is using hair jigs almost exclusively right now.
Bream are large in size and plentiful according to guide Carl Bostic. They can be caught on riprap and almost any brush pile. Night crawlers or meal worm are the best bait, however some are so large they are biting on minnows or jigs.
The information for this fishing report has been made available by fishing guide Carl Bostic, working out of Seven Coves. For information about his services go to his website at www.wethook.com or call 936-718-7983.