Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – April 2020
Eufaula: Level: 0.6 feet above 190 full pool. Temp: Upper 60s. Clarity: Clearing.
Bass: Tournament angler Les Bratcher, of Big Bite Baits, reports, “It’s amazing how a week of warm weather and no rain changes things. There has been a spawning pushing this week, and there are quite a few bass shallow. However, some anglers are still getting bites deep, as well. Shallow bites are coming on plastics, ChatterBaits and spinnerbaits. The deeper guys are using crankbaits and plastics to catch their fish. The bite is only going to improve in the next few weeks. So just hang on and have fun. Tight lines till next time.” Guide Sam Williams reports, “In the past week the lake level has dropped quickly. The fish are scattered, unsettled and full of roe. But Lake Eufaula is going to be one of the hottest fishing waters around in the next few weeks as all gets back to normal. There was lots of tournament pressure last weekend. Bass are still needing to be finessed and aggravated into a bite. ChatterBaits with trailers are still the most consistent lure. Lipless crankbaits with loud rattles work, too. Where you can find cleaner water, punching the grassline with jigs rigged with claw-type trailers will do the trick. Some of the bass being caught have crawfish in them. Pink Trick Worms on a Texas rig have been successful, also. Blade baits create noise and vibrations and work near shallow cover as baitfish are working.”
Crappie: Guide Sam Williams reports, “The crappie are still deep in 15 to 20 feet of water and hitting minnows near cover in the creeks. When the weather settles out in the next week or so and we see clearing water, they should begin to move shallow where trolling will be more productive. We are seeing a few more boats under the bridges at night fishing under lights.”
Note: Please visit www.albanybassclub.com and sign up to fish the Scott Woodruff Heart Transplant tournament March 28 to support a firefighter who awaits his opportunity for a new heart and second lease on a good life with his wife and children.
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