I fish the bulkheads and associated shoreline structures during the Spring and Fall on Conroe and they are always cooperative. During the summer and winter, I fish a bit deeper from 10 to 20 ft around tree tops. Chicken liver in the Spring and Fall, peeled shrimp, shad, and squid work well for me in the Winter. Keep bait near bottom from 6" to 1 ft off. If nothing hits in 10 minutes or so then move on to another spot. Treble hooks for liver are best.
I keep the freezer stacked well doing this.
Rod & Reel PB: Blue Cat 53 lbs/12 lb test, Flathead Cat 78 lbs/20 lb test, Channel Cat 17 lbs 12 lb test, Texas common carp 40 lbs/12 lb test, White crappie 2.8 lbs, Black crappie 2.3 lbs all Lake Conroe