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Lake Russell Fishing Report February 2011

GON Staff | January 25, 2011

Russell: Level: 3.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 42 degrees in the creeks; 44 on the main lake. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Slow. Kenny Partain reports, “The water is the coldest I have seen it in as long as I can remember. Just follow the birds, and then scan the area with your electronics to locate the bait and what depth the fish are holding. There was a lot of bait in the major creek channels recently from the surface down to 35 feet. The bass seem to be keying on the 30 to 45 foot depth, and you will find most of them on the channel breaks. The bass are very lethargic right now, but you can still catch a few on a drop shot rigged with the Zoom Tiny Fluke in baitfish color or on a Berry’s Flex-it jigging spoon. As we get into February, the fishing should pick back up as the bass begin to migrate back into the smaller creeks and ditches off the main lake. As the weather warms up and the water temperature gets back into the 50s, the Pulse Jig and the Fish Head Spin rigged with a Zoom Fluke can be slow-rolled in these areas to trigger a strike.”

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