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#11495782 - 03/23/16 11:49 AM Lake Raven/Conroe
War Eagle Bream Buster Offline
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Registered: 05/12/10
Posts: 25
Loc: Lake Conroe
I see water temperature is already 65. Does anyone think we will see bluegill/shell crackers on the bed 1H April this year? Typically end April/1H May is best but seems to be an early spring.

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#11496187 - 03/23/16 02:00 PM Re: Lake Raven/Conroe [Re: War Eagle Bream Buster]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
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Registered: 07/04/10
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Loc: Austin
I already have bedding fish in a few locations here in Austin. started last week
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#11496416 - 03/23/16 03:26 PM Re: Lake Raven/Conroe [Re: War Eagle Bream Buster]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Seeing a lot of Bass on beds. Once the bass spawn is over the Bluegill/Sunfish usually move in. Give it another two weeks. Also caught a bunch of Bluegill yesterday with some Rios and all of them were urinating when I was taking out the hook. Sure sign the spawn is not that far off. hmmm
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#11497286 - 03/23/16 09:12 PM Re: Lake Raven/Conroe [Re: War Eagle Bream Buster]
Fishing_4_Life Offline
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I haven't fished Raven this year but in Conroe right now the perch are spotty in shallow waters but in good numbers and fairly active in deeper water.

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#11497611 - 03/24/16 02:32 AM Re: Lake Raven/Conroe [Re: War Eagle Bream Buster]
jagg Offline
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Raven is THE DEAL! It's a classic bass/sunfish relationship lake and they both keep each other in check very well, which makes for good fishing for both. Kinda hard to fish that lake from shore from Late Spring till Late Fall (unless you fish the piers), but if you time it right and get there when the bluegill make the first Early Spring run to the shallows to feed, it can be a very memorable day.
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#11498314 - 03/24/16 10:49 AM Re: Lake Raven/Conroe [Re: War Eagle Bream Buster]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: War Eagle Bream Buster
I see water temperature is already 65. Does anyone think we will see bluegill/shell crackers on the bed 1H April this year? Typically end April/1H May is best but seems to be an early spring.


Yes, I'm already seeing the bluegill and longear moving shallow. The bass started spawning weeks back.

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#11498328 - 03/24/16 10:52 AM Re: Lake Raven/Conroe [Re: jagg]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: jagg
Raven is THE DEAL! It's a classic bass/sunfish relationship lake and they both keep each other in check very well, which makes for good fishing for both. Kinda hard to fish that lake from shore from Late Spring till Late Fall (unless you fish the piers), but if you time it right and get there when the bluegill make the first Early Spring run to the shallows to feed, it can be a very memorable day.


+ 1 Buescher State Park is the same way. Great balance of Bass and Sunfish. Both are small and excellent for kayak fishing. 2 of my favorite places to fish.

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#11504779 - 03/27/16 07:55 PM Re: Lake Raven/Conroe [Re: War Eagle Bream Buster]
War Eagle Bream Buster Offline
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Registered: 05/12/10
Posts: 25
Loc: Lake Conroe
For info, I went to Conroe Saturday and scanned a little with the sonar. Did not see any beds.

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#11506104 - 03/28/16 11:49 AM Re: Lake Raven/Conroe [Re: War Eagle Bream Buster]
Fishing_4_Life Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 178
I fish Conroe ALOT and like I said in my previous comment, they aren't up shallow yet.

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