Lake Russell Fishing Report – June 2007

GON Staff | May 29, 2007

Russell: Level: Down 0.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 73-76 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Tournament angler Trad Whaley had 19-lb. and 15-lb. sacks in last two weekends — two second-place tournament finishes. “There are still some scattered fish on the points and a real early bite on top on Sammys and Flukes. That’s you best bet for a big fish — on top early as they’re up there roaming those flats,” Trad said. “There’s a little bit of a floating-worm bite in the backs of the pockets, but that’s mostly small fish. The most consistent bite is 12 to 15 feet deep. The bass are getting in the brush and standing timber. Find the bait, and you’ll find the fish. It’s about time for those finesse worms and Carolina-rigs.” By the middle of June, Trad said to fish the channel-marker poles with a Spot Remover jig head or a Texas-rigged finesse worm for spotted bass.

Stripers: A few have been caught in the Coldwater Creek area around the spawning blueback herring. These fish are in the 10-lb. range, likely from the limited stocking four years ago.

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