Black Bass: September marks the beginning of the season change on Lake Conroe and even though it is still hot, the action will progressively get 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 shorelines of boat docks, bulkheads or rock structures are great areas to fish in the early morning hours. Later in the day I like to concentrate on deeper structure, pond dams, roadbeds or main lake points in 8’ – 17’ or so.
Crappie: Crappie action will gradually pick up toward the end of this month since water temps will cool down a bit and these fish sense the season is changing. Minnows and small jigs work well along the pilings of bridges and around submerged brush in 15’ – 20’ depths.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: I like to start out by trolling pet spoons on the top along the edges of main lake points or humps in 15’ – 30’ depths. If I locate a group of these fish in a certain area along the bottom, then I will try jigging slab spoons to trigger a strike. If I don’t see much bait in that area, I just keep moving until I locate some.
Catfish: Catfish action has been fair all through the summer and will greatly improve during the upcoming months as well. Fishing baited holes along main creeks and river channels in 15’ – 22’ depths using night crawlers, chicken livers, shrimp and dip baits are all good choices. Also, the pilings under the 1097 Bridge are a good catfishing area.