Lake Eufaula Fishing Report February 2013
Eufaula: Level: 0.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to high 50s. Clarity: Lightly stained.
Bass: Good. Guide and tournament pro Randy Duncan reports, “With the unseasonably high temps, the bass can be found extremely shallow. Swim plastics and bladed jigs around submerged vegetation. Ensure that you have 4- to 6-foot water close by. A lot of the fish have already started migrating to spawning flats. If the weather turns cold for a few days, look for ledges in the 8- to 12-foot range. Lipless crankbaits and jerkbaits have been catching a few quality fish in the early morning; look for the baitfish, and work the area thoroughly. The jerkbait bite has been best when the overnight temps are in the lower 30s. Try a twitch-twitch-pause cadence with the pause lasting about seven to 10 seconds. Do not overwork the jerkbait. Some quality fish are still hitting Spro Bronzeye frogs, mostly in the afternoons. With the weather being so warm, start looking for early spawners moving up. This should last through February. Concentrate on that first major drop with jigs and plastics. Always try and dye your baits with some kind of attractant like J.J.’s Magic. Spots are starting to gang up in that 15-foot range and will absolutely destroy a crankbait and Carolina-rigged plastics. I have been catching some 3-lb. spots on a junebug creature bait with the tail dyed. If this weather continues and the lake stays up, the lake should have its first wave of spawners in a few weeks.”
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