Lake Russell Fishing Report – May 2009
Russell: Level: 1.85 feet below full pool. Temp: High 60s. Clarity: Clear in most of the lake; muddy in Beaverdam.
Bass: Steve Levi said to look for some bedding bass up the lake this month as the last wave of fish pull up to spawn. He’ll pitch a white Zoom tube to any bedding fish. Down the lake, look for schooling fish to start busting shad on top as the herring spawn begins. A partly cloudy day with some wind is best, said Steve. He’ll work a Spook, Sammy or fluke on humps, channel-marker poles and shallow flats. Spots are likely to come up anywhere on the lake, but your largemouths will be concentrated more on the breaks and shallow flats. On a bluebird, calm day, drop a green-pumpkin finesse worm on the channel markers. Look for areas that are 4 to 5 feet deep and drop in to 20 and 25 feet. Expect to run-and-gun to find fish feeding. The community holes in Beaverdam Creek are good places to get bit.
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