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Lake Russell Fishing Report January 2011

GON Staff | January 3, 2011

Russell: Level: 2.4 feet below full pool. Temp: Low to mid 50s. Clarity: Main lake is clear; a little stain in the backs of the major creeks.

Bass: Good. Kerry Partain reports, “We have been catching a lot of fish both shallow and deep. Early in the morning you can catch fish in the pockets and ditches on a drop shot with Zoom Shaky Head worm. The spots seem to be keying on the 20 to 30 foot depth, and you can catch a limit quickly. You can troll the pockets looking for fish on the graph, and once you find them they will usually bite, but you have to drop it straight on them. After it warms up a little during the day, we have been fishing some humps and ditches with shallow brush using a Carolina rig. We have started using the new Zoom G-Tail Ringer in watermelon red, and the bass love it. You can catch both largemouths and spots by dipping the tail chartreuse and crawling it through any brush you can find. You can catch 20 to 40 fish a day if you find the right pockets.”

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