Yes, Conroe for me can have some of the strangest wave action in winds.......seems waves don't make rollers and instead you top an innocent looking wave and it is like an empty swimming pool on the other side you fall off into.
Lake Bryan is not very good for bass (or much of anything else).
Lake Raven/ State Park just S of Huntsville is doable in an evening if you are ok with driving back after sunset. You will have a high 1/2 moon overhead by the 24th of July to load your boat onto the trailer. 65minute drive and you can compete for the bass with the gators on the idle, no wake lake.