Is Lake Conroe Open for Fishing?

Fishing on Lake Conroe is a popular activity for both local residents and tourists alike. The lake is open for fishing year-round and offers an array of fish species that make it a great place to spend a day or two out on the water.

Lake Conroe is located in the Sam Houston National Forest, and it is one of the largest natural lakes in Texas. It has an area of 21,000 acres, making it a great spot for recreational fishing. The lake also boasts a large population of largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, and other species.

The lake can be accessed from various boat ramps around the lake’s perimeter. There are also public areas near the lake where anglers can cast their line without having to rent a boat.

A valid fishing license is required to fish on Lake Conroe. A single day license costs $11 for adults and $5 for children under 17 years old.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocks Lake Conroe with largemouth bass every month from March through October. During these months, anglers can expect to catch bass weighing up to 10 pounds. Other popular fish species found in the lake include channel catfish, white crappie, bluegill sunfish, and carp.

Lake Conroe has several artificial reefs that have been constructed specifically for anglers looking to Target larger fish. These reefs are stocked with catfish, largemouth bass, crappie and other species that are attracted to these structures. Anglers should check with local bait shops or other knowledgeable sources before heading out on these reefs as they may not be accessible due to low water levels.


In conclusion, Lake Conroe is open for fishing year-round and offers plenty of opportunities for anglers looking to catch some big fish. Anglers need to make sure they have a valid fishing license before heading out on their adventure as well as stay aware of any water level restrictions that might affect access to certain areas or artificial reefs.

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Daniel Bennet