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Lake Russell Fishing

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Surface Area

0.36 sq. km



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0 ft.

Species Present

largemouth bass, crappie, panfish / bluegill, trout, Catfish

What You Need to Know About Fishing Lake Russell

Lake Russell or The Richard B. Russell Lake is a 26,000 acre reservoir created by damming the Savannah River with the Russel Dam. The Lake sits on the border between Georgia and South Carolina. Private use of the shoreline on Lake Russell was restricted by the Army Corps of Engineers so the shoreline is almost completely undeveloped except for the parks created for recreation activities on the water. Fishing on Lake Russell is common with anglers targeting largemouth bass, spotted bass, catfish, crappie, rainbow trout and bluegill. The lake is relatively clear and becomes more stained as you move further north in the creeks. Weather events can cause a mixing that clouds the water column. With a lack of private docks to pitch it’s important to find ledges and structure. Crankbaits and bass jigs with trailers work great in the spring and more finesse techniques will catch fish in deeper depths as the water warms throughout the season. Pier fishing is available in from a number of parks including the Blue Hole Recreation Pier, Calhoun Falls Bank, and the Latimer Pier.
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