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  • Lake Russell Bass Fishing Report

    A cold front came thru this weekend, but it still did not alter the bass from continuing their summertime pattern on Lake Russell.
    With the temperatures dropping down to the low 80s, the morning bite was best around the bridges and rip rap. Double bladed prop baits and topwater lures like a Lucky Craft Bevy Shad in black and white worked to wake the fish up.
    After the sun got up, the bass moved off the shoals and points and suspended in 13-20 feet of water. A drop shot rig with either a green pumpkin or morning dawn worm produced for the spotted bass bite. Watch the depth finder to catch the spots hitting on the fall.
    Marcus Church of Seneca said that he caught his fish including a 6.64 pounder (see picture) later in the morning by fishing upriver off the rocky ledges. Church caught his fish in 20 feet of water on a ½ oz. green pumpkin jig with a green pumpkin Super Chunk, Jr.
    The summertime bass fishing pattern continues on Lake Russell, but with the water temperatures starting to cool down, it will not be long till the fishing picks up.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley