Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – December 2008
Eufaula: Level: 1.8 feet above full pool. Temp: 62-64 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.
“The fish are still shallow on hydrilla,” said Steve Holt. “You can catch a ton of little fish; you just have to wade through them.” Folks are still throwing plastics in the grass, mainly Brush Hogs and Trick Worms. “But the hot bait right now is that Zoom Ultravibe worm,” said Steve. “Colors are green and junebug, and I’ve been fishing in 8 to 10 feet of water.” Some suspended fish are being caught on a Deep Little N in lavender shad. These fish have been in 10 to 12 feet of water. As water temps fall into the mid 50s, fish will move out of the grass and get on channel breaks. Cowikee Creek is an excellent place to fish this month, said Steve. “I catch them vertical jigging a spoon; it’s a really good winter pattern,” said Steve. “The fish are mainly following shad. Watch the depthfinder. Look for trash or shad, and the combination of both is better.” Steve likes a chrome-colored, 3/4-oz. Hopkins spoon. The bite will be in 20 to 25 feet of water.
Crappie: Slow. Tom Shapard said the fishing is pretty slow right now with the cold weather, but if you’re brave enough to get out on the water either at night or early in the morning and late in the evening, there are some crappie biting minnows deep. Night fishermen got into a mess of crappie in Moccasin Slough. Fishing at night under lights, they first got into them up in the slough then they moved out to catch some more suspended in about 20 feet of water over the deep hole at the mouth of the slough in 35 feet of water. He also gave a report of fish biting in 18-20 feet of water around the abutments up Pataula Creek. The fish were sitting on the bottom and took downlined minnows.
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