Larry, if you're taking the grandkids out keep north of 1097 bridge. Watch for stumps the further north you go. South of 1097 is where all the cigarette boats ...more and wake boarders stay. Just north of 1097 is stow a way marina. That cove under the Calvary Rd bridge is know as Lake Paula. It existed before the main lake was dug. That's a great safe spot to catch fish and stay out of the crowds and fast running boats. Lake Conroe can be dangerous. Other than that just work the banks and look for drop offs and you pretty well can't miss. Good luck!
Jackie, I got these under the 1375 bridge. It's good fishing all in that area on the north side around Cagle park. Lots of little ponds and back creeks in that ...more area that alway have good fishing. I troll or paddle around and keep an eye on your depth finder. There are areas all over that go from 2' to 10-15' quickly. That's where you'll find them in the rapid drop to deeper water. Jigs an minnows both produce but on slow day the minnows do better. Good luck!