August 21, 2014
LAKE RUSSELL IS FULL, CLEAR & LOW 80’S
Bass fishing is slow. The bass aren't showing any signs of grouping together and the anglers are moving about the lake all during the day to catch a limit. Isolated structure still seems to be the best producer up in the rivers, but don't overlook the rocky points near the deep water. Early in the morning, continue to use those top water baits up close and over submerged cover. All missed strikes must be followed with a small jig, plastic worm, or a Shad Rap which runs about three feet below the surface. On the days where the wind is blowing across the points, use the Fat Free shad in Citrus Shad patterns and Shad Raps or Fat Raps and crank them slow. Color selection will vary all during the day so be sure to have a few of each to cast.