Fishing At Lake Russell
AKA: Richard B Russell Lake
Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, white perch, yellow perch and striped bass at Richard B Russell Lake in Georgia.
A recreation paradise, Richard B Russell Lake is a 26,650-acre reservoir located on the eastern Georgia border with South Carolina at Calhoun Falls, SC. All types of water sports and on-shore activities are centered around the 540 miles of shoreline of Russell Lake. Richard B Russell State Park, along with a couple dozen other areas around the lake has boat launch facilities, access for shoreline fishing, campgrounds, RV spaces and picnic areas. But the real attraction here is the fishing. The lake supports both warm-water species and cold-water species of fish. Bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch and striped bass all thrive here. The undeveloped, natural shoreline allows anglers to fish the brush, rocks and wood that bass and other fish use as hideouts. Canoes, kayaks and fishing from the bank are all popular here.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Russell
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Richard B Russell Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Richard B Russell State Park Campground - 706 213-2045
Pine-Der-Rosa Cabins & RV Campground - 706 213-1708
Broad River Campground - 706 359-2053
Sunset Ridge Campground - 706 988-8091
Lake Russell GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Richard B Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Dr
Elberton, GA 30635
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Richard B Russell Lake in Georgia.
General Fishing Info
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Lake Russell offers fishing for both both warm-water species and cold-water species in GA.