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Lake Russell (GA/SC) Summer Fishing Report – Updated August 4

-- Striped Bass:  Excellent.  Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports that striper fishing is about as good as it gets on Lake Russell, with numerous big fish between 20 and 35 pound caught recently.  The best pattern has been down-lining live herring in about 50 feet of water on the lower end of the lake. Crappie: Good. Guide Wendell Wilson reports strong numbers of crappie are being caught fishing min ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Russell (GA/SC) Summer Fishing Report – Updated August 4

-- August 4 Lake Russell water levels are at 474.45, inches below full pool of 475.0.  Water temperatures are as high as 91 degrees in some places and clarity is normal. Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) jokes that in the heat of the summer it seems that there may not be any largemouth bass alive in Lake Russell, but luckily decent numbers of spotted bass can be caught.  Jerry says that he is catching spots ...

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Lake Russell (GA/SC) Fishing Report – Updated April 13

-- Lake Russell water levels are at 330.03, and water temperatures are around 62 degrees. It’s April on Lake Russell, but instead of going up water temperatures have been going backwards or holding steady for some time now.  Almost a month ago after a week or two of 80 degree days Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) says he saw water temperatures as high as 72 degrees, but after a series of cool fronts punctua ...

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Lake Russell (GA/SC) Fishing Report – Updated March 11, 2016

For a few weeks each year crappie guiding dominates business for Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860), and that time is now!  Wendell is fishing for crappie up shallow around the banks in 3-4 feet of water, and using a float with a minnow 18 inches below it his boat is catching solid numbers of mostly male crappie.  For right now targeting the bigger females is often as s ...

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Lake Russell (GA/SC) Fishing News and Report

IMPORTANT site changes coming.  Effective March 1 only customers of the Angler’s Headquarters tackle store will have access to our fishing reports.  Read more here.  It’s winter in South Carolina, which this year means highs in the 70s one week, lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s the next, and then the crazy cycle will repeat itself.  Given the up-and-down temperatures we have been experiencing it’s no wo ...

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