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United States
34° 7' 36.7284" N, 82° 40' 13.4508" W
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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Striped bass: Good. There are probably times when spotted bass won’t eat, but right now is not one of those times on Lake Russell! Guide Wendell Wilson reports that even in the heat of summer his boat is catching good numbers of voracious spots fishing off the sides of long sloping points in 15-20 feet of water. He is concentrating on the main channel, and the best fishing is coming on days when there is current running. While Lake Russell is thick with spotted bass and they will be found off most long sloping points on the main channel at the right depth range, adding some brush to the point makes it as close to a sure thing as can be found in summer bass fishing. There is probably no better bait right now for Lake Russell spotted bass than live herring, but artificial lure aficionados will have no trouble getting bites, either. 

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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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