Best baits and places for bass fishing on Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe is located in the Southern part of Texas and it’s popular for its gorgeous scenery and excellent bass fishing opportunities. It covers a surface area of approximately 21,000 acres and its twenty-one miles long. Throughout the water you’ll find many structures that make the perfect place for the bass to grow and thrive.

The Texas climate is warm and humid much of the time creating the perfect habitat for the bass and making it possible for you to fish all year long with excellent results. However, the activity may slow down in mid-summer when the weather is extremely hot but night fishing is usually still good. The largemouth bass is the most popular in Lake Conroe but the hybrid bass are growing in number and popularity as well. Due to the excellent habitats found throughout the lake the odds of catching a trophy fish are very high.

The bass normally begin spawning around the end of February and early March and the season usually last through April. This is an excellent time to go bass fishing because it’s when they are very aggressive and the most plentiful. However, it’s also the most populated time to be on this lake because anglers from all over come out to take advantage of the great fishing opportunities.

Best Fishing Baits

When you’re serious about reeling in the bass, you need to choose your bait wisely. When it comes to bass fishing lures you have many options to choose from making it a little difficult to decide which ones to use.
Fortunately, there are a few baits that seem to work great in any situation. By keeping a variety of these on hand at all times, you’ll be ready for most anything.

Here are a few of the best bass fishing baits to keep in your tackle box:
* Chrome shad
* Jigs
* Spinnerbaits
* Jerk bait
* Spoons
* Crankbait
* Soft plastic baits

If you prefer to fish with live bait, your best options include shad, minnows and worms. You’ll find that these will yield excellent results most anytime you go fishing in Lake Conroe. Just make sure the bait is fresh for the best results.

The bass is a challenging species that require some effort if you want to bring in a nice catch. Take everything into consideration when choosing your tactics and technique. Everything affects the way the bass respond to your bait from the time of day you go fishing to the weather pattern. They act one way when it’s warm and another if there is a chill in the air. The more you learn about the bass and how they respond to their surroundings the better angler you can become.

Where to Fish for Bass on Lake Conroe

There are many different places to fish on Lake Conroe where the bass are plentiful and the fishing is great. However, there are some areas of the lake that are dangerous and should be avoided. For example, in the lower two-thirds of the lake you’ll find standing timber scattered that is partly submerged. Maneuvering through this area can be difficult and dangerous at times so, you must be careful.

The best advice for newcomers is to go out with someone who knows the lake for the first few times to learn your way around or hire a guide to show you around. This will help keep you safer and make it easier to find the hotspots. You can also get a map of the lake and go out during the day when visibility is at its best and slowly learn the area on your own but be cautious and stay alert for your own safety.

The bass are usually the most active during the early morning and late afternoon but you can fish most anytime when the days are overcast with excellent results. Look for the bass around submerged trees, weeds, grass beds, rocks and similar types of structures. Bass very seldom stay out in the open so fishing these areas will be the most productive. The largemouth bass can often be found in the shallow waters around the marinas and boat docks but they will move out to deeper water when the cold weather sets in.

When bass fishing, it’s vital you pay close attention to your retrieval speed if you want results. As a general rule, you’ll want to start off slow and then gradually speed up until you find the speed that yields the best results.
Sometimes, the bass will strike at a slow moving lure and other times they respond better to fast moving lures.
It’s also important to make sure your bait moves in a realistic way. If it moves in an unnatural way or at incredible speeds the bass won’t touch it. Bass fishing on Lake Conroe is some of the best you’ll ever do and it’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature at its finest.

Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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