Fished lake Russell a little bit this week. What an interesting lake! Where else can you find 53 degree water in July! Monday the 4th of July was a little bit of a Scouting missing for my Charter on Tuesday. We started out fishing in the morning and found 83 degree water. I headed down toward the main lake just looking for something interesting to fish for. We didn't find too much other that some Channel catfish biting some "stink Bait." But there was too many places to look in a short time. This lake is loaded with Crappie, Bream, Bass and has some Monster Stripers. This lake is just a fishy looking lake. As the day advanced we worked back up toward the dam to look for the cooler water. At 12:45 the Army Corps started to Generate power meaning that a rush of cool water pushed the warm water down stream. With that moving water it was like a dinner bell for the Large mouth. In a half hour we caught 3 bass that were pushing 4 lbs. Two of them on the scale were 4.5 lbs! Here the water went from 83 down to 53 degrees! Holy cow that was a big change. That always just surprises me what I see that big of Change. My Tuesday Charter was in Pursuit of a Trophy Striper. Something 20lbs or larger. We manged 3 bites and caught 1 out of the 3. The fish weighted around 22 lbs. It was a great day. Mission accomplished! I would have liked to see that other two fish that bit. I'm sure that they were bruisers too.
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Capt. Steve is a Registered US Coast Guard Capt. Being 32 years old, Capt Steve has made a living fishing for over 12 years. Capt. Steve has logged many hours on the US and International waters fishing for Salmon in the rivers of Alaska down to the Florida Keys after Sailfish and over to the Bahamas Blue Marlin fishing.