Black Bass: With the water temperature being much cooler, many of the bass are holding to some kind of cover, being boat docks, stumps or any kind of rock structure. Crank baits, spinner baits and plastic worms are all good bait choices in these areas. Often I find that the late evening hours are a much better time to fish because water temperatures will warm up a few degrees.
Crappie: Crappie will often bunch up around deep brush and under the 1097 Bridge in 15’ – 25’ depths. Minnows and small crappie jigs are both good baits to use in these areas. Other bridges around the lake will be holding good numbers of crappie as well. Also, try to bring crappie up from deep depths slowly because they can get the bends and die if brought up too fast.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: The best thing about trying to catch these fish is that you don’t have to get up early and freeze to death. They can be caught throughout the day because the sun brings to schools of shad to the top of humps and points making it easier to locate and catch these fish. Slab spoons and trolling pet spoons are the two best and easiest ways to catch these fish.
Catfish: Catfishing on Lake Conroe is usually always good. I like to bait up several areas with range cubes of milo along river and creek channels and use dip baits on sponge hooks to catch these fish. I will fish several of these areas to look for the best action and larger fish. The 1097 Bridge is also a prime spot to catch cats as well.