Lake Russell Fishing Report – November 2010
Russell: Level: 3.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: Clear with an off color because of turnover.
Bass: Good. Trad Whaley said the lake is on the tail end of the turnover, and the fish are all up on the banks. He said you can catch a pile of spots, and some decent ones, too, beating the banks on main-lake rocky points in 3 to 8 feet of water. When the wind gets up, get on a wind-blown point and throw a spinnerbait or a small crankbait. Trad said he’s getting ready to re-release his line of baits, and he said a 1/2-oz. Big Train spinnerbait with a green-pumpkin/shad skirt matches the bluebacks pretty well. The fish have been taking both silver/gold tandem and double, silver, willowleaf blades. When the wind isn’t blowing, concentrate on brush or any wood structure on the same points with a Big Train jig-head worm. Watermelon is working pretty well in the clear water. There have also been a few schooling fish blowing up on herring. A Big Train Blade Runner with a fluke is a good bait for schooling fish. There are a few largemouths to be caught up in the creeks with a spinnerbait or working shallow wood cover with a jig-head worm. On into late November, the spots will begin moving out onto the inside timber-lines or in the creek ditches. When this happens, Trad said you can wear them out with a blade runner or a fluke.
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