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  • Lake Conroe Fishing Report

    Good day of fishing! Went to Conroe to target crappie and bream yesterday and boy was it hot! The temps are reaching over 100 degrees here in Texas and you can feel it if your out on the water in the late afternoon. That's why I decided to do some evening, night, and morning fishing. I started out at about 4 pm launching at Scott's Ridge which is close to standing timber in 15 feet of water. The crappie are deep becasue of the heat. They want the cooler water and are holding tight to the underwater structure. The bite was quick and "up" meaning they were hitting my jigs and the line would go slack many times. They wanted the smaller 1/16 or 1/32 jig head with a boy with legs like the Johnson Beetle Critter in chartreuse silver flake (hard to find now as they don't make this color anymore). I jigged 10-13 feet down and was able to land a few smaller ones but no keepers. Even doubled up on one line! I assumed the bigger ones are deeper in the river channels. There were a few bites at the 1096 bridge but only one decided to get in my boat.

    After a few hours of trying to locate and catch the crappie I decided to try the bream. You can locate the bream easily by scanning the bottom close to shore looking for the bream "beds". They look like this with small circular indentations in the silt all clustered together.

    Once I found them I jigged a 1/16 oz jig head with the beetle critter and the bream tore it up! The bigger bream usually hold on the beds and protect them from intruders. Let the jig go all the way to the bottom and reel up just a few inches and jig. I let mine touch the bottom and bounce up and down. Drives them crazy! They were easily enticed with earthworms under bobber in 4 feet of water as well. Love watching the bobber go under!

    When the sun set I trolled around the banks trying for bass and crappie on jigs. There are a few houses with underwater lights on their docks and these spots are great for drawing in the bait fish which puts all the predator fish on them as well. You can catch cats, gars, bass, crappie, hybrids and bream all in the light. Just had to present them with a jig with a minnow or a lure they wanted to hit. I caught a lot of bass on jigs tipped with minnows on slow retrieve through the light. Even the bream were hitting the minnow tipped jigs and I was using some big minnows! The feeding frenzy is outstanding!

    Made a short video showing the action under the lights!!

    If you want to fish in the heat then go out during the day but if you want to relax and not be so hot try night fishing. It is fun and relaxing and keeps you busy for the night. AND the big benefit is there is NO boat traffic at night and you can fish anywhere you want without interruption! I can only hope you have an enjoyable outing night fishing sometime soon. Beat the heat and fish at night!!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ARKIE LURES FISHING REPORT CONTEST FOR JULY started by "G" View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. scrat's Avatar
      scrat -
      Wow! Nice catch and great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
    1. LouisianaFishNut's Avatar
      LouisianaFishNut -
      Great post. Really enjoyed the pictures, and anxious to make a night trip myself. Just need to get my light and a little spare time.
    1. Anchor Man's Avatar
      Anchor Man -
      Really nice post, thanks for sharing. Also good job on the pictures.
    1. elkhunter's Avatar
      elkhunter -
      Good post, thanks.
    1. brucec's Avatar
      brucec -
      Good trip and beautiful plate.
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
      good read
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