January 2022 Conroe Fishing Report
Black Bass: This is the time of year when bass are holding to some type of cover because of the cold weather temps. Boat docks are good areas to catch bass using jigs, plastic worms and by spinner baits. Also, a great pattern to fish is to cast medium diving crank baits along any of the rock structures along the lake such as bridges, breakwaters and even old unused boat ramps.
Crappie: Cold water temps will move large schools of crappie in deep structures such as brush, stumps and bridge pilings. Minnows and small crappie jigs are good baits to catch these paper mouths. Try moving from one spot to another to locate these fish. Often they will be in 20’ – 30’ depths.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: Many of these fish will be holding in 20’ – 30’ depths also and can be caught on slab spoons bounced along the bottom over main lake humps and points. Also, I like to troll pet spoons behind deep diving crankbaits to catch and locate these fish. Often you will catch other fish such as bass and catfish.
Catfish: Catfishing during this time of year is good by baiting up several areas along the river and creek channels, under the 1097 Bridge, and by using dip baits on sponge hooks and fishing along the bottom. Depths can range from 15’ – 25’ or so. Best thing about this time of year is that you don’t catch near as many small cats as in the summer months.
Call Butch Terpe at Lake Conroe Guide Service
936-856-7080 to inquire about fishing trips.