Lake Russell Fishing Report June 2016

Russell: Level: 1 foot below full pool. Temp: 75-78 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has been hit and miss the past month with unusually cool weather and wind, but it is starting to improve. Some days you can really catch them on topwater and Zoom Super Flukes as the baitfish pull up on the shoals and points. The most reliable pattern lately has been a Carolina-rigged lizard or finesse worm fished around rocks and wood around primary and secondary points. If the bass are really active, you can catch them on a crankbait and a jig in these same areas. As we move into June, you can expect the fish to transition to their summer pattern in 15 to 25 feet of water close to deeper water. Most of the fish will be feeding early and later in the day, so plan your trip around these peak times.”

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