Location

SC
United States
34° 7' 36.7284" N, 82° 40' 13.4508" W

Fishing Reports

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F
  • Catfish: Fair to good. The catfish bite is getting pretty good. Fish cut herring on the bottom off points in 10-20 feet of water. Crappie: Fair. Crappie are starting to move onto deeper brush in about 15-18 feet of water. They will be suspended about 8-9 feet off the bottom and will take minnows. Wendell has been targeting the lower end of the main lake and the mouth of the Rocky River and Beaverdam Creek, but fish can be caught further up the creeks. These fish will be shallower but generally smaller. 
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 51-60 F

 Lake Russell:Catfish: Fair. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that catfish are still being caught in pretty good numbers. Anchor on main lake points and fish cut herring on the bottom in approximately 30 feet of water.Striped bass: Fair. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that striper are still very scattered, but towards the end of this month he expects them to start showing up in deep water on the lower end of the lake. Soon it will be time to follow the birds to locate striper.Crappie: Fair. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that crappie are still on deeper brush, although the bite slows down when it gets very cold. On warmer days look for crappie 12-14 feet down over brush in 20-25 feet of water and fish minnows.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Stained
  • Bass: Good. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that spotted bass fishing is strong on Lake Russell right now. Most of the fish are being caught in larger coves off the main channel in 20-25 feet of water. Drop shot rigs are working very well; artificial lure fishermen will want to use soft plastic worms on them, but medium minnows are also working very well. Some days schooling activity can be found, and spotted bass can be seen running shad on the surface. For these fish it is hard to beat a Pop-R with a crappie jig on a leader behind it. Largemouth bass can be found up the creeks in the same areas where Wendell's boat has been catching crappie in 10-15 feet of water around threadfin shad schools. ¼ ounce Rattle Traps in blue and silver colors are the best bet.
  • Crappie: Good. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that crappie can be found up the creeks around brush in 15-20 feet of water. Minnows fished about 5-8 feet below the surface have been most effective. Wendell’s boat has been catching fish on drop shot rigs as well as slip float rigs.

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