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Lake Conroe Fishing Report: April 2024

Lake Conroe Fishing Report: April 2024

Black Bass:  This is the time of year where a good number of bass will still be in their spawn.  Plastic worms and lizards are good bait choices fished in the backs of protected coves in 1’-5’ of water.  Spinner baits and shallow running crank baits are other good bass catching baits as well.  In some areas where water might be clear you can see bass on their nests.  You will need a good pair of sunglasses to see these fish, but once you spot a good bass on their nest it is great fun trying to catch them and watch how a bass reacts to your bait.

Crappie:  Some crappie will still be in the shallows, but many will have moved out into deeper depths where they can be found around man made brush piles, stumps and along the pilings of the 1097 Bridge in 12’-20’ depths.  Small 1/16 oz. crappie jigs or live minnows are your best bait choices.

White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass:  At this time of year these fish can be caught by trolling pet spoons behind deep diving crank baits over main lake humps and points in 15’-25’ depths.  If I locate these fish along the bottom, I will often bounce a ¾ oz. slab spoon along that area to catch these fish.

Catfish:  During the first couple of hours in the morning catfish can be caught along bulkheads and breakwater areas in 2’-6’ depths where they feed on shad.  I like to use minnows or shad under a cork and slowly move down the bank catching these fish.  Once the sun gets up a bit I will back off to deeper areas along the river or creek channels and use dip baits on sponge hooks to catch these fish.  Baiting up with milo or range cubes will increase our action.

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