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Lake Russell Sponsored by
Date 21-Feb-15
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Conditions : Lake Russell: •Striped bass: Fair to good. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that a number of different techniques are catching striped bass right now, including down-lining, free-lining and throwing Alabama rigs. Down-lining has been on the shallower side, with the best success coming targeting 15-18 feet of water with ¼ ounce weights. Herring will work but medium shiners have also been productive. Overall the lower end of the lake has been best, and numbers of striper have also been mixed in with the bass schools 30-50 feet deep over 70-80 feet of water. Follow the birds!

Catfish: Fair. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that catfish can be caught by anglers who target them, although the action is a bit slower with the colder temperatures. Fish cut herring on the bottom in 40-50 feet of water around the large schools of shad.

•Crappie: Slow to fair. Guide Wendell Wilson reports that this remains a relatively slow period for crappie, but the fish are holding just off the bottom in about 35 feet of water. Fish may be around brush but they are mainly relating to the channels at that depth. Target crappie with a drop shot rig and minnow.

Reported by: SCDNR


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About: - Lake Russell is a 26,650-acre impoundment on the Savannah River, perfect for all types of water sports. Nearly 1,500 acres of the lake are flooded timber, an excellent habitat for largemouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish. The lake offers camping, day use areas, boating, fishing, hunting, and trails. There are 12 public access points on the South Carolina side of the lake, including Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area.
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • Yellow Perch
  • Crappie
  • Catfish

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Lake Russell Elevation

Stages

Normal

482' - Near Flood Stage
485' - Minor Flooding

499' - Moderate Flooding


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