January 2023 Lake Conroe Fishing Report
Black Bass: This is the time of year when bass are holding to some type of cover because of cold water temperatures. Boat docks are good areas to catch bass using plastic worms or spinner baits. Grass beds are also prime fishing areas to catch good numbers of bass. Rocks, bridges and breakwater structures can hold bass as well.
Crappie: Most often crappie can be caught this time of year by fishing deep bridge pilings, brush piles and stumps in 15’ to 30’ depths. Your best bet will usually be by using minnows, but small jigs can also work at times. Try moving from one spot to another to locate these fish.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: Most of these fish will be holding in 20’ to 30’ depths and can be caught on slab spoons bounced along the bottom over main lake humps and points. Also, I like to troll small pet spoons behind deep diving crank baits to catch and locate these fish. Often you can catch other fish such as bass and catfish.
Catfish: Catfishing during this time of year is good by baiting up areas along the river and creek channels and under the 1097 Bridge using dip baits on sponge hooks and fishing along the bottom. Depths can range from 15’ to 25’ or so. I like to bait up several locations and try fishing each one for the best action.
Call Butch Terpe at Lake Conroe Guide Service 936-856-7080 to inquire about fishing trips. Subscribe to The Dock Line Magazine Newsletter to receive fishing updates monthly to your inbox!