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#10679752 - 03/08/15 06:23 PM Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!!
Ronnie Kelley Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 4314
Loc: Tyler, Tx
Fished Lake Conroe this weekend for the first time. I've heard the stories and this lake didn't disapoint!!! My buddy and I fished the Oakley Big Bass Tournament and it was incredible! All but a few hours took an 8+ to win with a 10.74 to win the whole thing. I'll be coming down here more now. Definitely one of the gems we have in Texas....you Houston folks take care of this pond, it's a dang good one!!!

Oh, the Oakley tournament was as well ran as any I've seen, Scott Gordon is a guy I have known for awhile and did a heck of a job. I'll fish it again for sure

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#10679877 - 03/08/15 07:21 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
Billy_Lawson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/11/12
Posts: 2638
Loc: Van, Tx
Grew up fishing there a bunch, when you hit it right it can be awesome, they definitely live there. But kind of like your old stomping grounds, it knows how to humble you as well.

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#10679948 - 03/08/15 07:45 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
ChanceHuiet Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 5293
Loc: Liberty
It sucks compared to what it used to be with hydrilla if that tells you anything. And it's still one of the better lakes we have in east texas. Congrats on a great weekend.
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#10680068 - 03/08/15 08:21 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: ChanceHuiet]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6832
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
It sucks compared to what it used to be with hydrilla if that tells you anything. And it's still one of the better lakes we have in east texas. Congrats on a great weekend.


It was awesome with the hydrilla. Ten 30# stringers in Bassnbucks. Not a SAL since they killed the hydrilla. Still has some pretty heavy fish in it.
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#10680077 - 03/08/15 08:23 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
721Phoenix Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 1966
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
It was fun, and boy did the fish cooperate for some people. I've fished it several times and this year I finally had me a money fish on, got off at the boat, I laid down and almost cried, it was a good one.

See y'all next year!
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#10680088 - 03/08/15 08:27 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
Rayzor Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4560
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
I tip my hat to all of the contestants that fished that lake in this weather today.
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#10680113 - 03/08/15 08:35 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6568
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
How many people were throwing chatterbaits at that bridge where honey hole was filmed?

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#10680119 - 03/08/15 08:37 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
Jersey Dan Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 6410
Loc: your sisters house
2000 anglers and one DD. Enjoy, but I'll pass.

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#10680147 - 03/08/15 08:46 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Jersey Dan]
Rayzor Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4560
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: Jersey Dan
2000 anglers and one DD. Enjoy, but I'll pass.


Thank you TPWD "vegetation control".
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#10680150 - 03/08/15 08:47 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
Wrangler1 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 144
Loc: montgomery, tx
how many total entries did they end up with?

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#10680191 - 03/08/15 08:59 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: 721Phoenix]
Lil joe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 2952
Loc: lake conroe, tx
Originally Posted By: E5Zero
It was fun, and boy did the fish cooperate for some people. I've fished it several times and this year I finally had me a money fish on, got off at the boat, I laid down and almost cried, it was a good one.

See y'all next year!

I had the same thing happen to me this morning, a 6 pounder cry

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#10680271 - 03/08/15 09:22 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
brett8388 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 612
Loc: Houston
Originally Posted By: Ronnie Kelley
Definitely one of the gems we have in Texas....you Houston folks take care of this pond, it's a dang good one!!!


WTF are you talking about? TP&W took care of this lake a few times now with thousands of grass carp.

Come back any weekend in the summer and you'll see how Houston takes care of this lake.
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#10680291 - 03/08/15 09:28 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
kdr2002 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/15/06
Posts: 413
Loc: College Station, TX
Is this a troll? Conroe sucks.

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#10680431 - 03/08/15 10:30 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
Scott Gordon Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/07/06
Posts: 5292
Loc: Dallas / Ft. Worth
What an amazing weekend and it was great seeing so many North Texas anglers fishing this event as it is my favorite each year. I don't have the official total number of entries but it was close to (800) which was a significant increase over last year, and there would have likely been more had the weather forecast not been so bleak. I also applaud all of you that gutted it out today in the cold and relentless rain.

Lake Conroe did not disappoint as we saw a lot of big bass in the 6-8 pound range. The recent cold fronts pushed the bass off the beds, but those that either caught them or attended the weigh-in saw just how fat and healthy these bass actually were. Had we not had this stretch of cold weather this event could have turned into a sight fishing shootout! With the warming trend this week Lake Conroe is about to explode!

Ronnie, it was great seeing you again and you fished a great tournament. Thanks for the kind words! As always I can't wait until next year for next Oakley Conroe event. I will likely be back at Conroe on March 22nd hosting the next BLT at Stowaway Marina.
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#10680433 - 03/08/15 10:31 PM Re: Lake Conroe....Good Lawd!!! [Re: Ronnie Kelley]
mudd Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 2690
Loc: Shreveport, La
My friend weighed 35lbs down there this year but that lake sucks to some. roflmao
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