Lake Russell Fishing Report – April 2010
Russell: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 56 to 57 degrees in the pockets; cooler up the Savannah River. Clarity: Stained in the creeks.
Bass: Very good. “The spots are getting ready to spawn on the long, rocky points,” said Trad Whaley. “Everybody in the tournament (March 27) had 8 to 10 pounds, and almost all were buck spotted bass. The female spots will pull up there any day. Use a jig or Spot Remover in 6 to 10 feet of water on those rocky points. The largemouths are starting to pull up on the flats and secondary points. We had a huge shad kill-off, so if you can find some shad, you’ll do good. The tree bite will come on, but they’ve been getting beat to death the past several years. The water is still cool up the river because they’re pulling cold water out of Hartwell, but it hasn’t slowed the spotted bass down. The bass fishing is ready to explode. The grass is flooded in the creeks right now, and the spinnerbait and jerkbait bites for largemouths will come on any day.”
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