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Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: JBranham] #13970157 04/22/21 06:08 PM
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well next weekend should be fun after reading through the comments here. headed out to conroe for a youth state tournament and never fished the lake, great experience for the boys but we will see how it goes.

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Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: JBranham] #13970204 04/22/21 06:44 PM
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Personally, when fishing tournaments, I like a "tougher" lake. Everyone has to fish the same pond. The art of figuring out something different that works has always appealed to me. Conroe pretty much always fits that criteria.


Aren't they all "reaction" bites?
Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: JBranham] #13970241 04/22/21 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JBranham
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Caught a 9.87 back in 2004 on a certain spot in 12 foot of water. I swear, since then I have caught exactly 2 keepers (16+). Crazy lake.

Its not good, the Classic had many bags with 2 or 3 fish, the best of the best in the world, the winner didn't even have limit every day, world class fisherman.


Are you kidding? Just ask those MLF Boys, I’m sure they’ed love to come back for a January tournament! Lol


They were weighing 1 lb fish when the BPT came to Conroe. If they had used 16", that is the minimum for the lake, they would not have weighed many fish.


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Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: EHarris82] #13970325 04/22/21 09:17 PM
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well next weekend should be fun after reading through the comments here. headed out to conroe for a youth state tournament and never fished the lake, great experience for the boys but we will see how it goes.


Use sidescan and try to find some brushpiles

Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: JBranham] #13970478 04/23/21 12:27 AM
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Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: Bad93ex] #13970898 04/23/21 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Bad93ex
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well next weekend should be fun after reading through the comments here. headed out to conroe for a youth state tournament and never fished the lake, great experience for the boys but we will see how it goes.


Use sidescan and try to find some brushpiles


I wish it was that easy, I have about a 100 brush piles marked and it’s not an easy lake by any means. I caught over ten fish yesterday on brush piles and not a single one was over 16”. All were in the 14”-15” range.

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Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: C130] #13970940 04/23/21 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by C130

I wish it was that easy, I have about a 100 brush piles marked and it’s not an easy lake by any means. I caught over ten fish yesterday on brush piles and not a single one was over 16”. All were in the 14”-15” range.


Definitely not an easy lake, I have been beating up the shore in Caney Creek and only caught 2 although I did catch a bunch of cats off of a crank.

Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: Bad93ex] #13970975 04/23/21 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bad93ex
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I wish it was that easy, I have about a 100 brush piles marked and it’s not an easy lake by any means. I caught over ten fish yesterday on brush piles and not a single one was over 16”. All were in the 14”-15” range.


Definitely not an easy lake, I have been beating up the shore in Caney Creek and only caught 2 although I did catch a bunch of cats off of a crank.


I’ve caught two nice cats this week, one was close to 30 pounds I’d guess. Caught one yesterday that was probably over ten. Both on a Texas rig senko.


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Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: GeoFisher] #13971038 04/23/21 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by GeoFisher
Personally, when fishing tournaments, I like a "tougher" lake. Everyone has to fish the same pond. The art of figuring out something different that works has always appealed to me. Conroe pretty much always fits that criteria.

I have always appreciated catching them when conditions are tough. I consider Conroe my home lake also. I have been fishing it since there was a temporary dam on the river. It can be a puzzle sometimes but it is very rewarding when you can figure it out.


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I wish it was that easy, I have about a 100 brush piles marked and it’s not an easy lake by any means. I caught over ten fish yesterday on brush piles and not a single one was over 16”. All were in the 14”-15” range.


Definitely not an easy lake, I have been beating up the shore in Caney Creek and only caught 2 although I did catch a bunch of cats off of a crank.


I’ve caught two nice cats this week, one was close to 30 pounds I’d guess. Caught one yesterday that was probably over ten. Both on a Texas rig senko.


Which ramp do you prefer to use on the lake? Not a big fan of the ramp at Scott's Ridge but you're more centrally located on the lake and can choose between fishing the north or south end of the lake.

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Originally Posted by Bad93ex
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I wish it was that easy, I have about a 100 brush piles marked and it’s not an easy lake by any means. I caught over ten fish yesterday on brush piles and not a single one was over 16”. All were in the 14”-15” range.


Definitely not an easy lake, I have been beating up the shore in Caney Creek and only caught 2 although I did catch a bunch of cats off of a crank.


I’ve caught two nice cats this week, one was close to 30 pounds I’d guess. Caught one yesterday that was probably over ten. Both on a Texas rig senko.


Which ramp do you prefer to use on the lake? Not a big fan of the ramp at Scott's Ridge but you're more centrally located on the lake and can choose between fishing the north or south end of the lake.


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Originally Posted by JBranham
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Caught a 9.87 back in 2004 on a certain spot in 12 foot of water. I swear, since then I have caught exactly 2 keepers (16+). Crazy lake.

Its not good, the Classic had many bags with 2 or 3 fish, the best of the best in the world, the winner didn't even have limit every day, world class fisherman.


Are you kidding? Just ask those MLF Boys, I’m sure they’ed love to come back for a January tournament! Lol


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Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: Bad93ex] #13971855 04/24/21 02:20 AM
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I wish it was that easy, I have about a 100 brush piles marked and it’s not an easy lake by any means. I caught over ten fish yesterday on brush piles and not a single one was over 16”. All were in the 14”-15” range.


Definitely not an easy lake, I have been beating up the shore in Caney Creek and only caught 2 although I did catch a bunch of cats off of a crank.


I’ve caught two nice cats this week, one was close to 30 pounds I’d guess. Caught one yesterday that was probably over ten. Both on a Texas rig senko.


Which ramp do you prefer to use on the lake? Not a big fan of the ramp at Scott's Ridge but you're more centrally located on the lake and can choose between fishing the north or south end of the lake.



I use April Plaza, it’s not perfect but I like their ramp and it’s protected from the wind and waves.


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Re: World Class Lake Conroe [Re: Alan] #13972012 04/24/21 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan
I've lived 10 miles from Conroe for 40 years. The hydrilla years was very good fishing. After that if you didn't make brush piles it was tough. Even if you did people would find them and claim that they built it. People would even take a grappling hook and move them. I gave up and fished Rayburn and Toledo Bend. I retired 5 years ago and decided I would learn Conroe again. It is as tough as it has ever been. I gave up. World Class? I don't think so.



The great Conroe brush pile myth.You can catch a lot of fish on Conroe and never fish a brush pile. Brush piles are only one aspect of it.

Tough lake to fish but 25# plus stringers happen pretty frequently. Same day some teams will zero.

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