Black Bass: September marks the beginning of a seasonal change on Lake Conroe and even though it is still hot, the action will progressively get better over the next three months. Shad will start moving shallow toward the back of the creeks and coves in which many bass will follow. Rattle traps and shallow running Crankbaits fished along bulkheads and some grassy shores can trigger some good strikes, especially early and late in the day. Plastic worms fished around boat docks and along any type of rock structure are another good choice.
Crappie: Crappie action will gradually pick up toward the end of the month since water temperatures will cool down a bit and these fish sense that the season is changing. Minnows and small jigs work well along the pilings of the 1097 Bridge and submerged brush in 15’-20’ depths.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: These fish are loads of fun to catch because of their strength and speed. They never seem to quit fighting even when they are in the boat. There are several ways to catch these fish by casting Crankbaits, jigging slab spoons or trolling spoons behind deep divers. The depth can change from being on the surface during early morning hours to depths of 18’-25’ during midday.
Catfish: Catfish action has been fair all 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 works well. Shrimp and dip baits are all good choices. Also, the pilings under the 1097 Bridge is a good catfishing area.
Call Butch Terpe at Lake Conroe Guide Service 936-856-7080 to inquire about fishing trips.