Lake Russell Fishing Report March 2017
GON Staff | March 1, 2017
Russell: Level: 1.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 58-60 degrees. Clarity: Main lake is clear, with a slight stain in the creeks.
Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The water is warming up fast with the unseasonably hot temperatures for February and the mild winter. The bass are beginning the transition from winter to spring, so keep moving to locate the fish because it can change daily. A lot of the Lake Russell bass are still deep, setting up on main-lake and secondary points as they funnel in toward the spawning areas. You can catch them on a variety of baits from jerkbaits to crankbaits and Carolina-rigged lizards or worms. There are some fish moving up shallow in the major creeks, and they will bite crankbaits, spinnerbaits or jigs, and this bite should get stronger as we move into March. On the full moon in March, expect the first wave of big females to begin to spawn as the water temperatures begin to climb above 60 degrees.”
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