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#4578241 - 03/08/10 09:58 AM Lake Conroe Tackle shop
scooter9o9 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 38
My friend Gary has opened a new tackle and bait shop (bass on tackle) on 830 in the Citgo parking lot on the way to the last free boat ramp lake Conroe has left. He is in total operation now and has crappie minnows,trout line minnows, worms and plastics too. If he dont have what you need let him know and he will try to get it for you. Be sure to mention my name and where you herd about his place. He is a great guy and really knows all about fishing. He is going to be starting some crappie and catfish tournaments soon as well as bass tournaments. He is planning on having the lakes only certified scale so we can weigh our big fish. His place is one of a kind on Lake Conroe. Go check him out and tell him I said hi.

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#4579715 - 03/08/10 03:31 PM Re: Lake Conroe Tackle shop [Re: scooter9o9]
(Bayou Burner) Cole K. Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3036
Loc: Lake Conroe
Thats right off 1097 right?When are the Crappie tourneys going to be held?

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#4579754 - 03/08/10 03:39 PM Re: Lake Conroe Tackle shop [Re: (Bayou Burner) Cole K.]
250Merc Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 31
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
I have seen his place there. What tackle does he keep in stock? And if I had a perticular brand that usually has to be ordered, would he keep it in stock for me?

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#4581300 - 03/08/10 08:37 PM Re: Lake Conroe Tackle shop [Re: 250Merc]
Capt'n Wings Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/07/08
Posts: 1725
Loc: Texas
Stowaway has certified scales.
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#4581480 - 03/08/10 09:08 PM Re: Lake Conroe Tackle shop [Re: Capt'n Wings]
mattsfishin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 661
Loc: Conroe
He was on 1097 but now on FM 830.

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#4581655 - 03/08/10 09:47 PM Re: Lake Conroe Tackle shop [Re: mattsfishin]
250Merc Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 31
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Where is the free boat ramp? Is it a dirt launch?

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#4592130 - 03/11/10 08:04 AM Re: Lake Conroe Tackle shop [Re: 250Merc]
Bilge Bait Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 410
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: DA_to_TD
Where is the free boat ramp? Is it a dirt launch?


This is a link to where the tackle shop is on 830. I drove by there yesterday and they were in business.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.40527,-95.536253&num=1&t=h&sll=30.4051,-95.53623&sspn=0.006662,0.008326&ie=UTF8&ll=30.40498,-95.53623&spn=0.006894,0.008326&z=17



It is a divided two lane concrete ramp. During recreational boater season it is nothing short of a disaster around that ramp. Terribly frustrating to watch the amateurs, with no ramp courtesy, try to launch and retrieve. Wish the TPWD would upgrade the facilities. There is plenty of room for 6-8 launch lanes and better parking and lighting. Too much to ask for some more docks and a breakwater?

In my opinion, if you have the extra $10 to spare, just pay to launch at a marina. Not worth dealing with the idiots at the public ramps.

Here is a google map link to the launch:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.413209,-95.571497&num=1&t=h&sll=30.311877,-95.456051&sspn=0.154182,0.256119&ie=UTF8&ll=30.412743,-95.570476&spn=0.006893,0.008326&z=17


Edited by LoginName (03/11/10 08:14 AM)
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#4595469 - 03/11/10 08:46 PM Re: Lake Conroe Tackle shop [Re: Bilge Bait]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 5463
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
FM 830 ramp. Sometimes you can get a free breaking out of your window. Well, not really free if they get something.
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#4596614 - 03/12/10 07:15 AM Re: Lake Conroe Tackle shop [Re: Fishspanker]
bassman1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/25/07
Posts: 2242
Loc: Houston
I visited Gary yesterday morning on the way to the 830 ramp. Good guy that needs our support.

We were told yesterday that the scales at Stow a Way were not certified, so someone needs to check on that.

I personally have never had a problem with the launch. Nothing ever stolen from me there and I leave the trailer spare in the open bed of the truck. Just lucky I guess.
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