Lake Conroe’s 20,000 acres offer excellent fishing for a range of species, including largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, and hybrid stripers—plus sunfish, catfish, bowfish, and gar. While the bass gravitate towards baitfish schools, catfish respond year-round to stink bait and cut bait. When fishing bass and crappie in spring and fall, focus on shallow waters. In summer and winter, those fish will migrate into deeper water and places like channels, humps, and ledges that provide plenty of cover. With 150 miles of easily accessible shoreline, the lake is also a great spot for bank fishing.
Lake Conroe’s catch-rates for largemouth bass are high using soft plastic baits and lures. The Lake’s hybrid striped bass respond to live shad and jigging spoons. The river spawning run is in the spring.
Trotliners and reelers are effective methods for catching the Lake’s channel catfish.
Lake Conroe’s bluegill are larger than average. With patience, you might catch one of the Lake’s fabled heavy bluegills by fishing deep around the rip-rap with live bait, insect baits and fly lines.
Thanks to conservation efforts, black and white crappie are now abundant as well, and their numbers increase in spring and fall.
Boat docks and bulkheads line the Lake’s lower reservoir. Be careful if you cross Lake Conroe on a boat, because there are patches of partially-submerged standing timber throughout. Within the reservoir, there are several man-made reef habitats.
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Lake Conroe boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Conroe.