Lake Russell Fishing Report – August 2010
Russell: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 90s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good. Trad Whaley said the bite is about the same as it’s been all summer, and the patterns should continue through the month. The small spots are easy to catch when there’s moving water, but the big fish are harder to find, and the bite dies when generation stops. Trad said they’ve been moving water from about 1 to 8 p.m. during the day, and then there’s been a lull until about 10 p.m., when they start back pumping. During the day, Trad said there’s a good bite up Rocky River on points and humps. Crank a DD14 or DD22 with some chartreuse in it. There’s also a bite going on up the Savannah, but Trad said you can go to pretty much any marker pole on the lake and load the boat with small spots on a drop shot in 10- to 12-foot brush. At night, try the same types of areas with a Spot Remover, a jig or a big worm on a Texas rig. Some bigger fish are suspended in treetops in 10 to 15 feet of water over a deep bottom. Try the same crankbaits to get them to bite.
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