Lake Russell Fishing Report April 2011

GON Staff | March 30, 2011

Russell: Level: Full pool. Temp: 62 to 65 degrees. Clarity: Main lake is clear; creeks are stained.

Bass: Good. Kerry Partain reports, “The fishing is really starting to pick up as the water begins to warm, and the bass are heading for the spawning pockets. Randal Maxwell and I finished third in the 72 Marine tournament on March 19 with almost 15 pounds. The bigger fish are being caught around wood using a Scorpion chartreuse-and-white spinnerbait. There are a lot of buck bass up shallow on the secondary points, and you can catch them on a Carolina- or Texas-rigged Zoom lizard or curly tail worm in green pumpkin. There are still some fish out on the main lake and mouths of major creeks that seem to be keying on baitfish, especially when the wind is blowing. When you find these conditions, you can run a Bladerunner or Pulse Jig through these areas. The next couple of weeks, we should see a lot of fish cruising the banks and spawning.”

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