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Lake Conroe, Texas

Lake Conroe is a 21,000-acre lake in Montgomery County, Texas.  With all the other big lakes around sometimes it doesn’t get that much attention, but it’s a great fishing lake. Part of the lake is located in Conroe County but most is out in Montgomery County. It’s located in some beautiful East Texas Pine Woods Forests. That includes the huge Sam Houston National Forest. The lake is about 50 miles north of Houston and the same distance to College Station to the west.

The lake was formed from the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, just west of Interstate 45 off State Highway 105 in Montgomery and Walker counties. The lake has very good water quality and is fairly deep. The average depth is around 20 feet, with some spots near the spillway as deep as 70 feet.  The lake was completed in January 1973, and it was filled on October 31, 1973 as an alternative water source for the city of Houston.

Of course the water is the main draw here and most visitors hit the lake to catch fish. But it is also a popular watersports lake for everything from paddle boards to jet skis or pontoon boats. Nearby, the historic Downtown Conroe area is a family attraction with shops and several great places to go back in time to eat and relax and be entertained. There are numerous great places to stay in town and on the lake. Up the road, the Sam Houston National Forest boasts a 128 mile Lone Star Hiking trail, which the locals have proclaimed as the “Hiker’s Jewel of Texas”. It’s long, but then remember, everything is bigger in Texas. You don’t have to hike the whole thing, but it is there if you’d like.

Fishing Lake Conroe

When you do get out the fishing tackle and hit the lake, you’ll find largemouth bass, white and hybrid striped bass, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. Conroe is legendary as a largemouth lake and even though it is getting older, it’s still producing some excellent catches.  The lake’s largemouth record is 15.93 pounds and hybrid striper record is 14.78. Those are some good ones!

The lake is basically an open water lake, but there is still some standing timber along the river channel in the upper ends. Be careful if you are on your own, there are lots of stumps and navigation can be tricky.  The upper reaches of the coves and inlets offer protected fishing and are some of the best spots. There is some aquatic vegetation, but it varies from year to year. As far as structure goes, the lower portion of the reservoir is heavily residential and there are endless boat docks and fishing piers that offer good fishing.

There are also man-made fishing reefs in the lake and these fish attractors were placed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division.

Catching bass is most popular in the spring, when the big largemouths go to more shallow water and look for places to spawn. Just about any area of the lake is apt to produce big fish, from the natural cover of the shoreline to the protection of the manmade structure like boat houses.  The rest of the year, largemouth bass usually hold out on deeper structure and along natural channels and drops.

Anglers can catch bass on just about any type of artificial, but crawfish colored lures work well in the spring and shad colored lures work best in the summer and fall. Plastics are great and darker colors seem to be the lake favorites.

Stripers are most easily caught in the open water in schools with jigging spoons, live shad or deep diving crankbaits. They often run the river channels and can be seen schooling, especially in warmer months.

The lake has several bridges, including the big bridge at Hwy. 1097. These are good spots for bass, stripers and crappie. Some of the more popular fishing zones are Sand Creek, Gun Branch, Pin Oaks River, Little lake Creek, Stewart Creek and Levi’s Creek areas. Since the lake is managed as a water resource in addition to recreation, the water level can fluctuate by several feet. It’s important to find out the water level before you come to help you plan your trip wisely.

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If you are a pretty good fisherman, you can probably catch fish at Lake Conroe on your own. But if you want to give yourself the best odds, let somebody else do all the work and know what and where the fish are biting. Booking a guide with FishAnywhere.com will help those odds. That way somebody else does all the work and you get to have all the fun. Check out the expert fishermen we have available and make it easy on yourself. You can also learn from going with these professional guides so you can catch more fish on your next trip no matter where you go. Give it a shot!