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About Lake Conroe, Texas
Lake Conroe is located in Montgomery County, just about an hour north of Houston. Conceived in the 70's and finished in 1973, Conroe is a relatively young reservoir that was built as a water source for Houston. Conroe is 22,000-acres with an average depth of 20 feet and 157 miles of shoreline that is highly developed. This lake is extensively used for recreation - with bass fishing, jet-skiing and boating being the most popular activities.
Fishing Lake Conroe
On average, about 2,000 acres of the lake is covered with vegetation - either emergent, submergent or floating - particularly in the shallow water of the coves and creek arms. There's also a fair amount of flooded timer to be found around Cagle Recreation Area and upstream from Scotts Ridge. Late in the 70's there was an excessive amount of hydrilla in the lake and Grass Carp were introduced to manage the vegetation. Today, a Triploid Grass Carp Permit is in effect on this lake. If a grass carp is caught, it must be immediately returned to the water unharmed.
The record Largemouth Bass on Conroe was caught by Ricky Bearden on January 30, 1999 and weighed 15.93 pounds, 27.0 inches long.
Lake Conroe Fishing Regulations
This reservoir has special regulations on Largemouth Bass. See Lake Conroe bag and size limits.