Russell: Level: 0.4 feet low. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “Bass fishing has continued to be pretty good on Russell, and most of the fish are in 15 to 25 feet around structure and cover. Some of the fish we are catching are feeding on little threadfin shad, so smaller baits on a drop shot and a Carolina rig are working best right now. The fishing typically gets tougher on Russell in September as the fish begin to roam around as they make their transition into the fall pattern. This time of year a smaller crankbait and a jig can be real good, along with the drop shot rigged with a Zoom Z-Drop or Tiny Fluke to match the size of the shad.”