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A fisherman’s hand holding a rod and spinning reel, on the bank of a lake in the early morning.



There’s nothing better on a sunny day than heading to the river or lake with your rod and reel for some fishing. It’s a pastime that’s weirdly competitive and somehow relaxing all at once! Try your luck and see what you can reel in at three of Olympus Auburn Lakes’ favorite fishing spots near Spring.

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

Take a 20-minute drive south to Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve (20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston) to get in some great fishing on Marshall Lake. This 40-acre lake only allows non-motorized watercraft, so it’s a peaceful escape from your daily routine. There are three fishing piers and a canoe launch if you prefer to fish from out on the water. The preserve is open daily from 7 AM to dusk.

Burroughs Park

Head 15 minutes west to beautiful Burroughs Park (9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball), for some catch-and-release fishing at the 7-acre lake onsite. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocks the lake with rainbow trout each year, and you can also catch bluegill, channel catfish, and largemouth bass there. There’s also a dog park and 8 miles of nature trails here, so bring your pup along to share in the fun too. Burroughs Park is open from 6 AM to dusk, daily. 

Lake Conroe

If you really want to get some serious fishing in, drive about an hour north to Lake Conroe. At over 20,000 acres, this massive body of water is primarily known for its largemouth bass fishing, but it also stocks bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and white and hybrid striped bass. Having a boat will give you the most opportunities and there are numerous public boat ramps, but there are also plenty of places where you can fish from shore. The Stubblefield Recreation area on a shallow inlet at the lake’s northernmost tip has shore fishing access. Lake Conroe Park in the City of Conroe on the western shore of the lake has fishing piers and plenty of open shoreline. Why not camp at the lake for a long weekend, and hike, paddleboard, and fish to your heart’s content?

Enjoy your time out on the water and come back with a great catch or some tall tales about the one that got away. For more creative ways to spend your free time, take a look at our other blog posts.