Lake Russell Fishing Report August 2012
Russell: Level: 2.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 86 to 88 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Slow to good depending on whether or not there is moving water. Kerry Partain said you can catch all the small spotted bass you want out on the shoal markers, deep brush or rock in 20 to 30 feet of water. A drop shot with a Zoom Finesse worm in green pumpkin or watermelon red will do the trick. A Carolina-rigged Trick Worm will also catch fish. If there’s generation happening, the bite really picks up, and you can switch to a crankbait like a Bomber Fat Free Shad or a Norman Deep Little N. There’s also a decent big-fish bite for largemouths in the timber when there is water moving. The largemouths are suspended in 20 feet of water, and you can catch them by picking apart the timber with a Texas-rigged Zoom U-tail worm in green pumpkin. See the article on page 42 for techniques and a map to 10 August locations for Russell bass.
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