Black Bass: September marks the beginning of a season change on Lake Conroe and even though it is still hot, the action will get progressively better over the next few months. Shad will start moving shallow toward the back of creeks and coves in which many bass will follow. Spinner baits and plastic worms fished along boat docks or shorelines with some type of cover in the early morning hours is your best bet. Later in the day concentrate on deeper structure, pond dams and main lake points and any type of rocks such as bridges or breakwaters.
Crappie: Crappie action will gradually pick up especially the end of September since water temps will cool down a bit. Minnows and small jigs work well along the pilings of bridges and around submerged brush in 12’ – 20’ depths.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: These fish can be active during the early morning hors along shallow flats and can be caught on rattletraps and other crank baits. Once the sun gets high, I like trolling small pet spoons behind deep diving crank baits in 15’ – 20’ depths over submerged humps and points.
Catfish: Catfish action has been fair all through the summer and will greatly improve during the upcoming months. Fishing baited holes along main creek and river channels in 17’ – 25’ depths using night crawlers, dip baits or shrimp are all good bait choices. Also, the pilings under the 1097 Bridge are a good catfishing area.