I've never fished the russian in august, but have in mid september for bows. The crowds werent too bad, but i was wondering if anybody knew when the crowds start to die off in august. I wont be able to make my annual september trip down there this year, so ill have to settle for mid to late august instead. I could probably hook into some silvers too hopefuly. I know its a small river and theres always going to be people there, but if anybody could give me an idea of when they go and how crowded it is, it would be great. Thanks.