The fishing on Lake Conroe is still good, and a lot of people are taking advantage of that. The water is clear, and the temperature at sunrise has been around 66.28 degrees at the dam, according to the San Jacinto River Authority. The level of the lake is 200.08 feet above mean sea level, which is below pool of 201 feet, and 400 CFS is being released under the guise of Seasonal Lowering Flow.
Black bass fishing is good. A few bass are still in the shallows, but most are on the brush and other structure in water 8-20 feet deep. Soft plastics in Watermelon colors and crankbaits in Tennessee Shad and Fire Tiger are good starting lures. Some people reported they are catching them on the brush piles on minnows while crappie fishing.
Catfish are biting on baited holes. Channel cats and blues are being caught on holes baited with range cubes 18-20 feet deep. Chicken liver or shrimp dipped in punch bait are good baits. I like sponge hooks dipped in punch baits. Drift fishing in 15-20 feet of water with cut bait is still producing good blue catfish action. They are on the flats on the creeks and other back waters.
Hybrids are still chasing shad around the breakwaters when the wind is keeping the shad up close to them. Occasionally hybrids may be caught while fishing for catfish on baited holes. Jigging spoons or Rat-L-Traps are good when dropped into them on main lake points and humps.
Crappie fishing is spotty right now. They can be good one day and slow the next. It is not unusual to catch some large crappie on brush 15-22 feet deep. Hair jigs are working well when the wind allows. Minnows are also good.
Bream are large in size and plentiful right now. 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.