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#11479129 - 03/15/16 02:22 PM Lake Conroe carp question
KOP Offline
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Registered: 08/06/09
Posts: 48
Loc: conroe
Has anyone seen carp spawning this year?

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#11479346 - 03/15/16 03:30 PM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: KOP]
Jkrez Offline
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Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 241
Loc: Kingwood, TX
They get in the way of my sight fishing!

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#11480569 - 03/16/16 07:37 AM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: KOP]
Rxfire Offline
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Registered: 09/20/13
Posts: 50
There were grass carp stocked in Lakes above Conroe (Sunset Lake), and spillway that allowed them to move downstream.

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#11480616 - 03/16/16 07:59 AM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: Rxfire]
721Phoenix Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 2057
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
Originally Posted By: Rxfire
There were grass carp stocked in Lakes above Conroe (Sunset Lake), and spillway that allowed them to move downstream.


There were a few grass carp put in Conroe to control the growth of aquatic plants. Just few.............
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#11480637 - 03/16/16 08:06 AM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: KOP]
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
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Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 2972
Loc: Lake Conroe Texas
Not near as many as last year

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#11481510 - 03/16/16 01:56 PM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: KOP]
Mr. Incredible Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 118
Just got back and saw hundreds rolling along the grass edges in the very back of Wier Creek. I thought they were bass and I'd hit the jackpot. It's tight tight tight getting back in there in a bass boat- I know I tried. A flat bottom or a yak would make for a fun day.

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#11484434 - 03/17/16 07:36 PM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: KOP]
jitterbug1 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 45
Loc: Texas
The lake is estimated to have around 30,000 grass carp left in the lake per TPWD biologist. They are using the existing plant cages that have hydilla in them as a monitor. If the hydrilla starts growing outside of the cages they will add more into the lake.

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#11484584 - 03/17/16 08:29 PM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: Mr. Incredible]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4698
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: Mr. Incredible
Just got back and saw hundreds rolling along the grass edges in the very back of Wier Creek. I thought they were bass and I'd hit the jackpot. It's tight tight tight getting back in there in a bass boat- I know I tried. A flat bottom or a yak would make for a fun day.


The triploid grass carp that were overstocked in Lake Conroe are not supposed to reproduce. The one's you see rolling around on the banks should not be triploid carp. They are just the Common Carp. They are going crazy on lots of Texas lakes right now.


Edited by Rayzor (03/17/16 08:30 PM)
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#11486182 - 03/18/16 03:47 PM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: KOP]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3537
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Don't let those carp fool you, I've caught plenty of spawners back there right next to the carp and some good ones too.

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#11486942 - 03/18/16 10:06 PM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: KOP]
kevine80 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 522
Loc: humble texas
was at bastrop this past weekend
sounded like someone was throwing cinder blocks in the water
they were tearing up the shorelines !

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#11486957 - 03/18/16 10:12 PM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: kevine80]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4698
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
was at bastrop this past weekend
sounded like someone was throwing cinder blocks in the water
they were tearing up the shorelines !

Yes sir.


Edited by Rayzor (03/18/16 10:13 PM)
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#11494663 - 03/22/16 09:37 PM Re: Lake Conroe carp question [Re: KOP]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1463
Loc: Texas
"The triploid grass carp that were overstocked in Lake Conroe are not supposed to reproduce."

The original stockings were diploids.

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