Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – December 2021
Eufaula: Level: 1.6 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: Mid 60s. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Guide Sam Williams reports, “The water level has been holding steady for the past 10 days or so. The water is clearing up more each day. The fronts and barometer flipping around have all the fish confused and moving around. The shallow bass have been coming near cover and wood on Texas-rigged Trick Worms and jigs with creature trailers. Blade baits and ChatterBaits with white, chartreuse and coleslaw-colored trailers will get a strike. The red baits are still working also in the dirtier water. Lipless crankbaits and shallow cranks with a shad dot are doing good, as well. If you don’t have the shad pattern, use a magic marker and put the dot on each side of your lure. The deep bass are eating Carolina-rigged large worms and jigs with big trailers. You can also vertical jig with the large spoons to aggravate them into striking. If you find them on your electronics, be patient and keep messing with them to stir up a hit. The winter pattern is beginning to set in making it necessary to dress in layers to stay comfortable for a day on the water. There is still a lot of floating debris out on the river, keep a close eye out. Some of what you see above the water has some bigger stuff under the surface; do not run too close to it or you could mess up a prop. With hunting season kicking in, you do not find your honey hole crowded this time of year.”
Crappie: “The crappie are scattered,” said Sam. “There are some being located in trashpiles and structure in 12 to 18 feet of water. Minnows are the bait of choice, and some are hitting a jig bounced just above them.”
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