Lake Russell Fishing Report near Elberton, Georgia

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Bass

on March 19th

Start out throwing flat-sided crankbaits and working the water to a depth of about 10 to 12 feet. Throw two flat-sided crankbaits, the old-school Bomber Flat A and a Thunder Shad. Use baits that dive to various depths and work them at differing speeds until the fish tell you what they want.


Crappie

on March 15th

Crappie are mixed in with the spots and perch in about 40 feet of water around bait schools. Minnows fished vertically are the best bet. Crappie can also be caught fishing at night under bridges with lights.


Bass

on January 12th

Fish are killing a drop-shot worm, either a Meat Head or the new Zoom Z-drop worm. Fish are in the ditches in the pockets in 30-40 feet of water. Kerry prefers areas without timber because he’ll also jig a spoon in these areas.


Bass on Russell

on October 18th

Lots of bass chasing shad in the backs of creeks. A good way to target these fish running and busting bait, which are generally largemouths, is to throw Rattle Traps or spinnerbaits in the stained water at the backs of the Rocky River, Beaver Dam Creek and Coldwater Creek.


Fishing Hot Spots near Lake Russell

  "Did pretty well with a Ribbit frog cast deep into cover. Had several large bass roll on it and..." Bettys Branch

  "The most consistent pattern seems to be main-lake points and the major secondary points leading..." Hartwell Lake

  "Striper are schooling on the lower end of the lake - in the mouth of Keg Creek, the Little River..." J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir

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