Lake Russell Fishing Report March 2015
Russell: Level: 0.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 40s. Clarity: Clear with some stained water up the major creeks.
Bass: Good. Tournament angler Trad Whaley said it’s been standard Lake Russell of late, plenty of numbers—mostly spotted bass—but the quality bass are tougher to find. “It’s been taking 13 to 15 pounds to win the pot tournaments,” Trad said. “The bass are way behind schedule, but they are scattered now and should start making that horizontal move through the timber back into the drains. These timber fish are just tough to figure. They’re there one day and gone the next.” Trad said to look for spotted bass to move to rocky corner and rocky points. “Spots really like that transition between the rock and gravel,” he said. Fish in the coves and creeks for active bass using under spins and jerkbaits. “Spots will be in about 10 to 12 feet of water. Later in the month I’ll be working that submerged timber bite, fishing spinnerbaits and swimbaits in the trees. Look for little transitional points and also red-clay banks.”
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