Lake Russell Fishing Report March 2006

Russell: Level .26 feet above full pool. Temps: 50-52 degrees. Clarity: Clear except for a slight stain in some of the feeder creeks.

Bass:
Most of the bass are still deep, but the extended warmer spells this month will move some bass shallow to the backs of the creeks and pockets. On warmer days, try spinnerbaits and small crankbaits. Later in the month, most of the bass will move out of the deep timber and will begin staging on primary points. Use crankbaits on the points, and also crank the middle of any timber that is in the spawning pockets.

Crappie:
Fair, and generally weather-dependent. The crappie are moving up to the creek channels and holding in timber. Jerry Craft said to ease through the timber fishing minnows straight down along the trees. As the month progresses, the crappie will get more shallow until they finally move up on the banks. (See page 74 for an article).

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