August 29, 2014
LAKE RUSSELL IS FULL, CLEAR & LOW 80’S
Bass fishing is fair. Think shallow structure all day. On days that a buzz bait works, it’s the lure to throw. A buzz bait can be worked faster, allowing the angler to cover water faster. It’s a good idea to fish a smaller quieter bait like a 1/8 or ¼ ounce size and a larger, noisier bait like a ½ ounce size. Also, try the Pop R’s, Chug Bug’s, and Baby Torpedo’s. After top water fishing ends, bass can be caught on shallow rock points and any reef marker on the trick worms. A few bass are being caught on Carolina rigged Zoom finesse or u tail worms in the green pumpkin or watermelon color. Fish these baits on 12 pound test Sufix line with a 2 to 3 foot leader using 10 pound test line. Fish the long main lake points and under water islands. Slow down and watch your line for any movement. A Texas rig worm in watermelon color fished on 6 pound test line with a 1/16 ounce weight on the rip rap will catch a few fish. Fish this bait slowly. If you must use a crank bait, use a small Fat Free Shad in Citrus Shad and bump the bottom up lake.