Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – August 2009
Eufaula: Level: 1.5 feet above full pool. Temp: 83-86 degrees. Clarity: Good-colored stain.
Bass: Good. Stephen McCord said it can get tough this time of year, but he’s doing three things to consistently catch fish, and some good ones. For about the first 30 or 45 minutes of light, there has been a good topwater bite around rock and bridge pilings. Throw a Spook, a Tiny Torpedo or Pop-R until the sun starts to get up. Baby bass has been the color of choice for the topwater bite. During the day, fish have been on 18- to 20-foot ledges around any type of cover or structure. Stephen cranks a Norman’s DD22 in citrus shad. Dig it into the mud, and run it into any stump or brushpile you can find. Let it float up when you run into something. A big Texas-rigged worm has also been producing on the ledges. Stephen likes a Zoom Ol Monster on a 1/2-oz. weight. Red shad is the hot color. Stephen also said there is a pretty good shallow bite around lily pads in 2 to 6 feet of water. Fish a frog through the pads, and then slow down with a Texas rig. He likes a Spro frog or a Cold Steel Swimming Frog with a watermelon-red top and a pearl belly. Flip the holes in the pads with an Ol Monster Texas rig. Stephen likes a 1/8-oz. weight for a slow fall, but he’ll step it up to a 1/4-oz. weight if there are strong winds.
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