Richard B. Russell Lake, South Carolina Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Richard B. Russell Lake covers just over 26,000 acres and has an impressive maximum depth of 167 feet. It is named after a U.S. Senator Richard Brevard Russell Jr. and the locals refer to it as Lake Russell. It was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1984. This body is not only a hot spot for bass fishing but also for other species as well.

Popular fish species in Richard B. Russell Lake

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Black Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Spotted Bass and on these waters.

Gamefish: No more than 40 fish to be kept in one day.

Blue Catfish: No more than one 36 inch Blue can be taken from Lake Marion or Moultrie in the same day.

Striped Bass: No more than 10 fish in one day.

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Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: Beaverdam Marina

Address: 1155 Marina Dr #A, Elberton, GA 30635

Phone: (706) 213-6462

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