Lake Russell Fishing Report April 2015
Russell: Level: 2 feet below full pool. Temp: 57-62 degrees. Clarity: Clear on the main lake and stained in the creeks.
Bass: Good. Tournament angler Trad Whaley said, “Spots are on the bed off the main-lake points. Throw shaky heads, jerkbaits and a Pulse jig on main creek points and secondary points. Look for bedders the next few weeks and through April in creeks and pockets.” Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass are in several different stages right now depending on which areas of the lake you are fishing. On the main lake, there are still some fish deep on a late winter and early spring pattern, but the rest of the fish seem to be scattered between the backs of the spawning pockets and the creeks. On the main lake and secondary points, throw a Carolina-rigged lizard or a drop shot, and pay close attention to what depth the bass are biting, so you can put together a consistent pattern. The spinnerbait will catch bigger fish in the creeks, but they are very scattered. As we move into April, the bite should stabilize as the majority of the fish will be shallow and very aggressive. The bass will be spawning earlier in the month, and the blueback herring will begin spawning later in the month. Once I start seeing blueback activity, I will spend the majority of my time throwing a Zoom Super Fluke, topwater and a spinnerbait to mimic the baitfish.”
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