Location

GA
United States
34° 7' 45.5664" N, 82° 40' 31.2492" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Have Fun Fishing - Ken Sturdivant
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Average: 2 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:81-90 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 29, 2014
LAKE RUSSELL IS FULL, CLEAR & LOW 80’S Bass fishing is fair. Think shallow structure all day. On days that a buzz bait works, it’s the lure to throw. A buzz bait can be worked faster, allowing the angler to cover water faster. It’s a good idea to fish a smaller quieter bait like a 1/8 or ¼ ounce size and a larger, noisier bait like a ½ ounce size. Also, try the Pop R’s, Chug Bug’s, and Baby Torpedo’s. After top water fishing ends, bass can be caught on shallow rock points and any reef marker on the trick worms. A few bass are being caught on Carolina rigged Zoom finesse or u tail worms in the green pumpkin or watermelon color. Fish these baits on 12 pound test Sufix line with a 2 to 3 foot leader using 10 pound test line. Fish the long main lake points and under water islands. Slow down and watch your line for any movement. A Texas rig worm in watermelon color fished on 6 pound test line with a 1/16 ounce weight on the rip rap will catch a few fish. Fish this bait slowly. If you must use a crank bait, use a small Fat Free Shad in Citrus Shad and bump the bottom up lake.
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Fishing Report Provided by Have Fun Fishing - Ken Sturdivant
Rating:
1
Average: 1 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:81-90 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 22, 2014
LAKE RUSSELL IS FULL, CLEAR & LOW 80’S Bass fishing is slow. The bass aren't showing any signs of grouping together and the anglers are moving about the lake all during the day to catch a limit. Isolated structure still seems to be the best producer up in the rivers, but don't overlook the rocky points near the deep water. Early in the morning, continue to use those top water baits up close and over submerged cover. All missed strikes must be followed with a small jig, plastic worm, or a Shad Rap which runs about three feet below the surface. On the days where the wind is blowing across the points, use the Fat Free shad in Citrus Shad patterns and Shad Raps or Fat Raps and crank them slow. Color selection will vary all during the day so be sure to have a few of each to cast.
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