Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – August 2010

GON Staff | July 27, 2010

Eufaula: Level: 1.3 feet above full pool. Temp: Upper 80s to mid 90s. Clarity: Ranging from clear to stained.

Bass: Good. Sam Williams, of Hawk’s Guide Service, said bass are hitting Big Bite Baits Top Toads and the new Revere Maxx weedless frogs early and late. “The old popper baits are holding the fish up on top very well after the tight-cover hit is over. Pink and bubblegum colors are getting a lot of attention. The different shaped baits are doing well as bass tire of the conventional styles. The new Emerald Strike line of baits is a good change from the old ones. Soft plastics rigged on the Fin-tech Nuckle Ball jig and the Title Shot are getting great results. Junebug in the 6- to 10 1/2-inch curly tail worm is good. A gold-shad lizard is still hot.” For deeper bass, try a crankbait around tree piles and structure in 18 to 22 feet. “They do not want to see anything moving fast in this heat,” Sam said. Use a big-lipped crankbait that will stay in the strike zone on a very slow roll. “Night fishing for bass is picking up since the days are so hot. Dark lures and baits are the best bet.”

Fair. “Crappie are biting a little bit at night around the causeway and bridges. You need plenty of bug repellent,” Sam said.

Catfish: Excellent. “Cats are really on fire now, especially at the dam with the water running,” Sam said.

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