Lake Russell Fishing Report October 2016
Russell: Level: 1 foot low. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The fishing has been tough as the baitfish and bass begin to transition to their fall pattern and the lake starts to turn over. As the weather begins to cool and the water temperatures drop, expect the fishing to pick up, especially in the creeks. This month the baitfish begin to move shallow and the bass will be more aggressive, so fast moving lures like crankbaits, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits are good ways to catch them as they feed. The jig is also a good bait this time of year to catch bigger bass around blowdowns and brush. As the water continues to cool this month, the baitfish will begin to bunch up more in the smaller creeks and big pockets, and the drop shot will be hard to beat for catching numbers of aggressive spotted bass. October can be a fun time to be on the water as the lake will be less crowded and temperatures become more suitable.”
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