Lake Russell Fishing Report – May 2020

GON Staff | April 30, 2020

Russell: Level: 1 foot low. Temp: 65-70 degrees. Clarity: The main lake is clear, and it’s stained in the creeks and rivers.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “Bass fishing on Russell has been on fire the last couple of weeks, and this should continue through May. There have been several largemouth caught the last month over 6 pounds and a ton of 3-lb. spots and largemouth. The majority of the bass have spawned, and we have been catching them early in the mornings on just about everything we throw. The shad and blueback herring are spawning, so we have been hitting points and shoals early with a Zoom Super Fluke, a 3.8-inch Zoom Z-Swim and topwater baits. Once the morning bite slows down, you can still catch spotted bass all day using a Carolina-rigged worm or lizard on secondary and main-lake points.”

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