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AHQ Report - Lake Russell

July 28

Lake Russell is still just above full pool at 465.10 (full pool is 475.00) and the main lake is clear with the lake overall clearing. Morning surface water temperatures are about 86 degrees. 

The fishing has slowed down just a little on Lake Russell this week, butGuide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

July 21

With around four inches of rain two nights ago Lake Russell water levels shot up about a foot to 475.62 (full pool is 475.00). While the main lake remains clear the backs are murky even in spots that usually stay clear. Morning surface water temperatures are around 85 degrees.   

The action is still very good on Lake Russell, andGuide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

June 23

Lake Russell water levels are still very high at around 474.8 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake remains clear except in the very backs.  Morning surface water temperatures are around 83-84 degrees.   

Unexpectedly, if anything Lake Russell may just be beginning to cool off a little, and as a resultGuide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

June 18

Lake Russell water levels are still very high 474.73 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake remains very clear.  Morning surface water temperatures are around 83 degrees.   

Even though thebass still haven’t gone very deep on Lake Russell,Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

June 11

Lake Russell water levels are up to 474.80 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake remains very clear.  Morning surface water temperatures are up to the lower 80s. 

Even though the catch rates are goodbass fishing on Lake Russell,Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

May 28

Lake Russell water levels are down to 474.31 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake remains very clear.  Morning surface water temperatures are up to the lower 80s. 

The herring bite is winding down on Lake Russell if it’s not already effectively over, but Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports that nonetheless the bass

May 20

Lake Russell water levels are down to 474.67 (full pool is 475.00) but the lake remains very clear.  Morning surface water temperatures are around 72-73 degrees. 

It is still a very good time for bass fishing on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

May 7

Lake Russell water levels are way above full at about 476 (full pool is 475.00) although the lake remains very clear.  Morning surface water temperatures are around 70 degrees. 

It is still an excellent time for bass fishing on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

April 29

Lake Russell water levels are above full at 475.03 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake is very clear except for some floating debris and pollen.  Water temperatures are in the upper 60s. 

The bass fishing is still really good on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

April 16

Lake Russell water levels are up to above full at 475.26 (full pool is 475.00). Surface water temperatures are in the upper 60s. 

The bass fishing remains strong on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

April 2

Lake Russell water levels are down to 473.91 (full pool is 475.00). Morning surface water temperatures were about 63 or 64 degrees in the creeks before the cold snap but have dropped. The main lake is pretty clear but the creeks have a good stain to them.

The bass fishing has really picked up on Lake Russell, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

March 19

Lake Russell water levels are almost full at 474.88 (full pool is 475.00). Morning surface water temperatures have fall to about 59 degrees. Water clarity is a little stained after the rain this week. 

 Most bass anglers love spring warming, but on Lake Russell Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) often finds

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