Russell: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The fishing is improving with the water warming, and the bass are moving shallower, especially in the stained water. After a couple of days of nice warm weather, you can expect the fish to be more active, and you can really catch them good. The big spots are starting to set up on main-lake points and secondary points close to spawning areas and can be caught on a variety of lures, including jigs, crankbaits and jerkbaits. The creeks will warm up sooner than the main lake, and you can catch bass on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits around wood and on secondary points at the mouths of the spawning coves. The end of March should be one of the best times to catch a big female as water temperatures continue to climb, and they get ready to spawn.”