Lake Russell Fishing Report June 2018
Russell: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: Main lake is clear, stained in the creeks and rivers.
Bass: Tournament angler Trad Whaley reports, “Everything seems to be three weeks behind this year. We caught some spotted bass that still had eggs last week. You can catch plenty of spots right now that are suspending about 15 feet deep over 20 to 24 feet of water. The best thing to throw is that Pulse jig head (it has a clear plastic collar that catches water and creates a hard vibration). You can count it down and just wind it in, or you can shake it back. Need a little wind for that Pulse bite though. It’s hard to catch them on still days. I fish it with an original fluke—bite about a quarter-inch off. Early in the morning you can fish shallow rock around the shoals with a spinnerbait or a medium-sized walking bait, and just try to hit as many as you can. That’s going to be your best chance for a largemouth or a big spot. When the sun gets up, you can chase the shade for a little while. If you’re on the lake late in the day, after 4 p.m. just fish the marker poles when they’re generating power, and you can catch a bunch of spots.”
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