Wareagle15, below Russell Dam used to be the place to fish in July and August. It may still be. However, now that they installed the oxygenation near Modoc, the fishing SHOULD be just as good (maybe better). I say "should" because I haven't really fished near Modoc since they installed the new system. But here is the thing to pay attention to. The oxyenation system was installed to mitigate the effects of increased back pumping of water from Clarks Hill back up into Lake Russell. Now that the system is in place, the Army Corps of Engineers is entitled to use all four pumps on the Russell Dam to pump. They haven't done that yet, but when they do, we expect that it will degrade (if not completely destroy) the striper habitat below the Russell dam. There are millions of dollars at stake in installing the oxygenation system and back pumping Russell, so it is only a matter of time before the summer fishing below Russell becomes history. Last Saturday (16 June 2012) I fished below Russell dam and caught 2 fish with a combined weight of a little over 7 pounds (one on planer boards the other cut bait fishing). Based on what I saw on my Hummindbird, there didn't appear to be a lot of fish in the area and we only got a few bites all day.