Lake Russell Fishing Report – February 2020

GON Staff | January 29, 2020

Russell: Level: 0.8 feet low. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Stained in the creek, main lake is clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Trad Whaley reports, “In February, there are two good patterns at Russell.” Good numbers of spotted bass are easy to catch on rocky drops, points and channel banks back in the creeks. For largemouth, he said some rain to warm the water and stain it up a little back in the drains sets up a good pattern. “You can catch bass on just about any bait you want to throw,” Trad said. Fish will hit an underspin, A-rig, crankbait, rattlebait, wobble head, jerkbait, spinnerbait, as well as a jig, shaky head and drop shot. Trad may use any of those baits based on conditions, but his go-to baits are the underspin, A-rig, spinnerbait and crankbait.

Editor’s Note: For more on Russel bass fishing in February with Trad Whaley, including 10 GPS locations, turn to page 26 of the February 2020 issue, or paid members can see the article here.

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