Made my first trip to Conroe (Cagle) Thursday. Did not know the area and looked for structure and dropped my jugs by 8 AM and fished with rod and reels with water temperature about 50 degrees. I was using cut shad. It seemed the crappie and bass fisherman were having a tough time also. All our depth finders were showing plenty of fish, but they were not biting in the morning. It started at a slow pace, but after noon, God turned the light switch on and they started biting. Water temperatures were in the high 50's with no wind and glass finish lake surface. Met up with Joecatfish and gave my some good tips where to fish. Around three, I was so busy on the jugs, I didn't have time to work my lines and I finished off the afternoon with 10 keepers (all blues) ranging between 1.5 - 3 lbs. Although, I pulled all my jugs by 5, they were still hitting hard. I was pretty tired and sunburned and had my fill of fishing for the day. Joecatfish came in after me said the catfish were really biting and hitting on minnows and he predicted they were going to bite into the night. It was a good first experience for Conroe and for a Thursday, there were a lot of folks on the water. Every person I talked to said they were taking off of work for the perfect fishing day. I drove back home and was skinning cats until past 9 PM. Got plenty of fish for a perfect fishing day. I plan to fish Conroe and Livingston in the next few weeks.