Lake Russell Fishing Report – October 2007

GON Staff | September 26, 2007

Russell: Level: Down 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 79-82 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Fair. The bite will be good to excellent once the water temperatures hit the low 70s. The shad are already moving toward the backs of the creeks. Try topwater early — a buzzbait or a Pop-R — in secondary pockets from mid-way to the backs of the creeks. Try small crankbaits on secondary points and down the middle of the pockets. Spotted bass should bite well on the steeper banks and points down the lake. Swim a grub or finesse worm on a jig head.

Good. See the article entitled The October Forecast Calls for Crappie Weather Across Georgia.

Perch: Excellent in October. Use your graph to find bait schools in 30 to 40 feet of water, especially in bends in the creek channels. White perch are typically best this month, and yellow perch are even better in November.

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