Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – June 2010
Eufaula: Level: Full pool. Temp: 86-87 degrees. Clarity: Clearing, good fishing color.
Bass: “If you don’t catch them early, it’s a long day,” said Steve Holt. “The lake is up, and the fish are in the grass. They are just feeding on the shad early, and then it’s pretty much over.” Two weeks ago, Steve and his tournament partner, Hubert Stafford, had 27.05 pounds in a tournament. Guide Sam Williams said the bass are on several patterns in June. Look for a few late spawners on the bed, especially in late May and early June. Many bass are moving toward deeper water but are still feeding in the shallows, and others are set up on the ledges in their summertime holes. Sam will have a topwater bait like a Big Bite Baits Top Toad tied on for fishing the grass and pads, especially early in the morning. A big spinnerbait worked through the thinner grass also works well. As the sun gets up, he will rely more and more on an Emerald Strike curly tail 6-inch worm or a lizard on a jig head. He especially likes the Knuckle Ball jig head since its protected line tie and head shape helps it come though the grass better. For deeper bass, Sam ties on a big Emerald Strike crankbait or a Carolina-rigged worm. Both work well on the ledges when bass stack up on them in June. Cowikee Creek offers such a wide variety of cover and structure types that Sam seldom runs all over the lake looking for bass.
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