As the fall season arrives, the fishing on Lake Conroe starts to heat up. The water temperatures cool down, and the fish become more active. This makes it a great time to catch a variety of species, including catfish, hybrid striped bass, crappie, bass, and bluegill.
In this article, we will take a look at the current fishing conditions on Lake Conroe and provide some tips for anglers looking to catch some fish.
Date: October 28, 2023
Water Temperature: 74 degrees Fahrenheit
Water Level: 1.59 feet below pool
Overall Fishing: Slow
Best Bets: Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass
Table of Species:
|Species||Best Time to Fish||Best Location||Best Lures|
|Catfish||Day or night||Ledges, humps, and windblown flats||Catfish Bubblegum, liver, worms, shad, and punch bait|
|Hybrid Striped Bass||Early morning and evening||Thermocline around 20-25 feet deep near main lake channels||MT Pockets Tackle, Slab Spoons|
Catfish are the most abundant sportfish in Lake Conroe, and they are biting well right now. The best places to catch catfish are on ledges and humps in 10-25 feet of water, and on windblown flats in less than 10 feet of water at night. The best baits to use for catfish are Catfish Bubblegum, liver, worms, shad, and punch bait.
Hybrid Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass are also biting well right now, but they are scattered. The best places to find Hybrid Striped Bass are in the thermocline around 20-25 feet deep near main lake channels. The best lures to use for Hybrid Striped Bass are MT Pockets Tackle and Slab Spoons, worked slowly.
Other species that are biting on Lake Conroe right now include:
- Crappie: Crappie are slow and scattered, but they can be found in brush tops and other structure, or in crappie houses in 10-20 feet of water. Small, hair jigs are working well for crappie right now.
- Bass: Bass are becoming more active with the changing weather. The best places to find bass are in shallow water around cover, such as docks and weed beds. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics are all good choices for bass right now.
- Bluegill: Bluegill are biting well on Lake Conroe. The best places to find bluegill are in shallow water around cover, such as docks and weed beds. Crickets, worms, and small jigs are all good choices for bluegill right now.
Tips for Fishing Lake Conroe
Here are a few tips for fishing Lake Conroe:
- Fish early and late in the day. The fish are most active during the cooler hours of the day, especially in the fall.
- Use the right lures. The best lures to use will vary depending on the species you are targeting, but some good all-around lures include crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics.
- Find structure. Fish are attracted to structure, such as docks, weed beds, and brush piles. Look for these areas when you are fishing.
- Be patient. It may take some time to find the fish and get them to bite. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t catch any fish right away.
Lake Conroe is a great place to fish for a variety of species. The fishing is slow right now, but it should improve as the weather cools down. Be sure to fish early and late in the day, use the right lures, find structure, and be patient.