Black Bass: March is when Lake Conroe Lunkers start prowling around looking for a suitable place to dump their eggs. Most of these fish can be found in the back of protected coves and creeks where the water will be the warmest during this period. Many of these coves have different types of cover, such as boat docks, rocks and stumps, which are good areas to concentrate on. You can cover a lot of water by casting a rat-l-trap or spinner bait. Once you locate some good bass beds try casting Texas rigged worms and lizards to trigger a strike.
Crappie: This is the time of year when crappie can be found in many of the same areas as bass, around some shallow cover in the back of protected coves. I use minnows beneath a slip cork and try every piece of cover, stumps, overhanging brush and boat dock pilings. Crappie during this time can be as shallow as 1 foot and as deep as 12 feet, depending on the depth of the cove.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: These fish will bunch up together and can be located on main lake points and humps in depths between 15’ – 25’. I like to troll pet spoons first in these areas to locate where they can be found. Often they can be located along the bottom and that’s when I will use slab spoons.
Catfish: The lake is full of 1-2 lb. catfish and can be caught anywhere along the river and creek channels using chicken liver, shrimp or dip baits in 15’ – 25’ depths. During late March they will be roaming along shallow water points and bulkheads feeding on shad. I like to use minnows or shad under a slip cork and fish these areas during the early morning hours.