Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – June 2009
Eufaula: Level: 2.6 feet above full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 70s. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Very good. Guide Sam Williams reports, “The stained water has been a big help to the fishermen this week. The bass are still working the grass lines on the feeding cycles. If you locate the outer grass lines, the water is cleaner. Near the first drops, you will catch fish during these cycles. The Big Bite Top Toad is still my favorite, and it has produced best over any other bait. A buzzbait or spinnerbait is also doing well. Chatterbaits are also a favorite in the dirtier locations. Mann’s shallow runners are doing good on the outsides of the grass breaks. Chartreuse with a blue back is the best color choice now. A Kinami Flash Worm in white-ayu color is really doing well. When the temp gets up, locate some deep brush or structure in 10 to 20 feet, and work the deep cranks. I have a personal favorite in the Stanford Deep C; shad colors and blue back are good. The Mann’s 30+ in the Alabama shad is also a good choice. Remember to pray for the Niemann-Pick kids. The Lee King Benefit buddy tournament is coming up June 13. The $110 entry fee is a tax-deductible donation. You will be fishing for part of a $10,000-plus purse. Go to <www.leekingbenefit.org> for details or call (334) 687 6266.”
Bream: Excellent. Sam said, “Bluegills are really hot now. Red worms and crickets are their choice, and the Beetle Spin bite is fair. They are liking live bait best. The shellcrackers are doing better on crickets for some reason.”
Crappie: Sam said, “Crappie are slowing down some but are still producing a good mess for those trolling to locate them. The night fishing is also slowing down, not due to the bite from the crappie but from the skeeters. They are as big as turkeys this year.”
Catfish: Excellent. Sam reports, “Catfish are on fire for jug fishing. We have been cleaning 100 pounds a day. This is really good for the impatient fisherman. There is always some good action going on, and when a gator grabs your jug, the chase in on. You must keep a close watch on the jugs or the gator will take your catfish for his own lunch.”
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