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Fishing

Lake Russell Fishing Report – June 2023

Russell: Level: 0.6 feet below 475. Temp: 70-78 degrees. Clarity: Clear on the main lake but the creeks are muddy. Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has been slow as the bass have spawned and are beginning to filter out to the secondary points and main-lake points. Early in the morning a…

Lake Russell Fishing Reports – May 2023

Russell: Level: Full at 475. Temp: Mid 60s. Clarity: Clear. Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing is still good, and the blueback and shad spawns are beginning to be the major patterns. We have been catching a lot of fish up on the points and shoals using a variety of baits. Each…

Lake Russell Fishing Report – April 2023

Russell: Level: 0.7 feet below 475. Temp: 60-63 degrees. Clarity: Clear. Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The weather is finally stable with increasing water temperatures, and the bass are biting. This time of year, there are a couple different patterns working, and each day is different.  The bluebacks are starting to move up so…

Lake Russell Fishing Report – March 2023

Russell: Level: Full pool. Temp: 58-62 degrees. Clarity: Clear. Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The unseasonably hot weather has really warmed the water up, and the fishing is on fire. This time of year, you can catch bass in 20 feet of water or 2 feet of water, and the biggest fish of the…

Lake Russell Fishing Report – February 2023

Russell: Level: 0.3 feet below 475. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Clear on the main lake and stained in the creeks. Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The fishing has been good, and you can catch some big fish right now, as well as multiple species. This time of year can be feast or famine, but…

Lake Russell Fishing Report – January 2023

Russell: Level: Full pool at 475. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Clear on the main lake and stained in the creeks. Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing is still good and should continue to get better as the baitfish and bass begin to bunch up with the water finally cooling down closer to…

Lake Russell Fishing Report – December 2022

Russell: Level: 0.9 feet below 475. Temp: 60 degrees. Clarity: Clear. Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has been really good the last couple of weeks, and this should continue through December.  There has been a lot of baitfish suspended in 20 to 40 feet of water, and the bass are starting…

Lake Russell Fishing Report – November 2022

Russell: Level: 0.8 below 475. Temp: 65 degrees. Clarity: Clear. Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass are feeding heavy on shad right now and the fishing should get better each week as the water begins to cool off and the lake turnover stabilizes. Most of the bait and bass seem to be in…

Lake Russell Fishing Report – October 2022

Russell: Level: 1.3 feet below 475. Temp: 75-80 degrees. Clarity: Clear. Bass: Guide Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has slowed down some the last few weeks, and this should continue with the fall transition as the baitfish and bass are constantly on the move. The water clarity has also started changing in some areas…

Lake Russell Bass Mapped For Fall

Lake Russell spotted bass are feeding up as the water cools down, and you can catch a bunch from topwater down to deep brush—and everything in between. Choosing the right places to fish in October will increase your numbers and size.  Russell is a 26,650-acre U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Savannah River…

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