April is the time of year where a good number of bass will still be in their spawn. Plastic worms and lizards are good bait choices fished in the back of coves in 1’ – 5’ depths. Spinner baits and shallow running crank baits are other good bass catching baits as well. Boat docks, stumps and any rock structure are the types of cover that bass can be found.
Most of the crappie will have moved out to deeper water and can be caught around key areas such as bridge pilings, timber and brush piles in 12’ – 20’ depths. Jigs and minnows are your best baits during this time.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass:
In the last couple of years a good number of white bass have showed up on the lake. White bass and hybrids both can be found on main lake humps and points and can be caught by trolling pet spoons or by bouncing slab spoons in these areas. I like to move from one location to another until a good number of these fish are located.
During the early morning hours I like to fish shallow along bulkheads and breakwater areas in 3’ – 5’ depths. The reason these fish are in these areas is because they are feeding on shad that are bunched up in their spawn mode. I use minnows or shad under a bobber as I move along these areas. Once the shallow bite slows down I will move back to deeper areas along creek and river locations.
Call Butch Terpe at Lake Conroe Guide Service at 936-856-7080 to inquire about fishing trips.