Lake Russell Fishing Report April 2013
Russell: Level: Full pool. Temp: 53-58 degrees. Clarity: Main lake is clear, stained in the creeks.
Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “Bass fishing is challenging right now with the ever-changing weather conditions and fluctuating water temperatures. On the warmer days, the bass were on the move and could be caught shallow on crankbaits in the creeks and the Carolina-rigged Zoom lizard in the warmer pockets. On the cooler days, they can be caught on the same Carolina-rigged lizard on the secondary points on the main lake and in the major creeks between 10 and 20 feet. You can also catch some on a Bladerunner on the rocky points and in the ditches. With some warmer weather, April should be a great month to hit the lake as the spawn begins. The bass should be shallow and easy to catch on a variety of lures. I start out in the mornings throwing fast-moving lures like a spinnerbait or crankbait in the creeks around rock and wood and then slow down and fish plastics and jigs in the spawning pockets after the sun gets overhead. It’s hard to beat a Zoom lizard on the Carolina rig in the pockets or a Zoom Baby Brush Hog on a Texas rig in the blowdowns and brush.”
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