Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – April 2024

GON Staff | March 27, 2024

Eufaula: Level: 1.1 feet above 188. Temp: 64 degrees. Clarity: Muddy.

Bass: Capt. Sam Williams, of Hawks Fishing Guide Service, reports, “The continuing rains are holding the river at near full pool. This will help the shallow bedding if the water is not pulled off the beds again. It will also make for some great shallow-water fishing as the vegetation begins to germinate. This will make the frog and spinnerbait bites pick up. The record rains have been good for the farmers and the fish. We are just under 24 inches since Jan. 1. While the water remains muddy, the red-colored hard baits and soft plastics are great choices. Noisy baits, like a bladed jig, are really good right now. The vibration carries farther in the dense, dirty water. A good smelly attractant, like J.J’s. Magic, on your bait also leaves a trail in the water for the bass to follow and strike your bait. The deep fish are holding on structure and also need noise to get their attention. Rattlers inserted in your soft plastics help get the attention of nearby fish. If you have an interest in fishing the Lee King Memorial Bass Tournament, formally the Alabama Classic, on Sept. 21, please drop me a note at [email protected] or call 334 355 5057. I need to know if there is an interest from the fishermen to continue this fundraising event to find a cure for the terminal kids with Niemann-Pic disease. Your support over the past 23 years has allowed us to send nearly $300,000 for research that has brought a possible cure to reality.”

Crappie: Capt. Sam Williams, of Hawks Fishing Guide Service, reports, “Crappie are still being caught around the rip-rap on the causeway, railroad trestle and on rocky banks. Minnows are the bait of choice right now. Keep your boat moving slow until you get several fish, and then hold that position and catch a mess before they slow down biting. Panfish are beginning to do well on wigglers.”

Catfish: Capt. Sam Williams, of Hawks Fishing Guide Service, reports, “Catfish are eating cutbait on jugs in the creeks and crawlers on the bottom on the creek ledges. The high winds are making it hard to corral the jugs. Finding a creek where you get a crosswind will cut down on your work. Pray for all our folks in uniform and their families as they go out daily to protect us. Pray for and love each other just like Jesus loves us.”

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