Lake Eufaula Fishing Report July 2013
Eufaula: Level: 1.3 feet above full pool. Temp: Low to mid 80s. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Fair. Capt. Sam Williams reports, “The water is at full pool, keeping the fish scattered. All the cover on the banks are under water now, giving the baitfish more shallow water to hide in. Fishermen need to move a little more to find the fish. Bass are biting good early and late in the pads and grass nearshore. Topwater, frogs, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits are working. Sink a fluke-type bait under the surface when the topwater action slows down. Just like ledge fishing, when you locate fish, you need to work that area. Do not be in a rush. Work it with several baits. When the bite slows down, work another bait. As the sun gets up and the heat starts to build, move to the closest deeper water. The jig bite is hot now. The craws with red are working best—anything in the skirt with red and a trailer with red will do the trick. Texas rigs are a good bet as well.”
Crappie: Good. “Crappie are hitting jigs on the trash piles,” Sam said. “Fan cast to locate the schools, and get over the top of them, and vertical jig to get a good mess. Some of the big guys are showing up.”
Bream: Good. “Bluegills are around the bank cover hitting worms. You will need to move along with your trolling motor until you find a bed, and then set up and get ready for some fun fishing.”
Catfish: Good. “Catfish are doing well on cut bait and worms. You will almost always get a few good eating-sized cats when bream fishing,” Sam said.
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