Lake Eufaula Fishing Report January 2013

GON Staff | January 3, 2013

Eufaula: Level: 2 feet below full pool. Temp: High 50s. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: Good. Guide and tournament pro Randy Duncan reports, “There are still some fish extremely shallow. Swim plastics and bladed jigs around shallow cover and vegetation. Around midday, try some topwater action. Throw a floating frog around the vegetation and move it slow, or try a Stanford Lures Turbo Shad around the wood. The bite is slow, but these seem to be better fish. The ledges are starting to turn on, too. You can catch a good deal of keepers with a Carolina-rig with a junebug lizard or creature bait dipped in chartreuse J.J’s Magic. There are some good spots in the 2- to 3-lb. range being caught on top of a few ledges with a fluke or jerkbait. Look for shad being pushed up on the bank. Be advised the lake is down, and there is a lot of standing timber in the creeks. Stay within the markers, and dress appropriately for the weather.” Capt. Sam Williams reports, “Bass are hitting heavy spoons jigged over deep cover. Jigs worked over deep cover are also working. Slow presentations are the trick as the water cools down and fish become more lethargic.” Also, see the feature article with tournament pro Ryan Ingram on page 30.

Crappie: Good on trolled jigs tipped with minnows, according to Sam. “Setting up over drops with cover and fishing live minnows will work for those not set up for trolling. Night fishing around the causeways and bridges under lights is also getting hot.”

“Cats are slower now but still hitting worms fished on the bottom on the creek or river drops, especially near cover of trashpiles,” Sam said.

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