Lake Russell Fishing Report – November 2023

GON Staff | October 25, 2023

Russell: Level: 1.2 feet below 475. Temp: 65-70 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has been slow recently because the lake is turning over bad right now, and the water is a couple of feet lower than normal. During the turnover, some areas of the lake will fish better than others and that changes daily, so move around until you find some clearer water. When the baitfish and bass are in the fall transition, there are several clues that I look for, including fish activity and birds, along with my Lowrance electronics. Once you locate these areas, there are several key baits that I like to use.  For shallow fish, a spinnerbait and a crankbait are good lures to trigger strikes in areas where the shad are migrating to the creeks. For fish out on the main lake, I have been trying out some new baits from Southern Hook Lures, and they have been good for catching some bigger bass chasing blueback herring. If the fishing is slow, I like to pick up my drop shot with the Zoom Swamp Crawler or Finesse worm to get some fish in the boat. As we head into November, the fishing should be getting better as the water clears up from turnover and the bass begin feeding heavily on shad. When this happens, I will add a jigging spoon and Blade Runner tipped with a Zoom Fluke to my arsenal for the more aggressive fish.”

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