Lake Russell Fishing Report – September 2007

GON Staff | September 1, 2007

Russell: Level: Down 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: 88 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Slow. The daytime bite is painful — it’s even tough to catch a bass on the bridge pilings right now. You can catch a few fish bass on crankbaits on the humps, or head down the lake and try to catch a spotted bass on a brushpile or rockpile in 13 to 15 feet of water. At night, try a 10-inch worm in a dark color fished on main-lake brushpiles at the ends of points or on humps that are about 15 feet deep and near drop-offs. By the end of the month, bass will begin to move up in the creeks. Use buzzbaits around shallow wood cover, then when the sun gets up flip the blowdowns and trees with a white Texas-rigged tube jig. Also, look for schooling bass in the creeks.

Crappie: Poor. The fish are down so deep, it’s very difficult to catch them during the day. At night, try minnows fished 15 to 22 feet down. When the water temperatures begin to cool, the fishing will get much better. You should be able to catch crappie both shallow and out on the deeper brushpiles.

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