Lake Eufaula Fishing Report June 3, 2020
Eufaula: Level: 1.1 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: High 70s to low 80s. Clarity: Light to moderate stain.
Bass: Guide Sam Williams reports, “The lake is fishing really good right now. The shallow bite for bass is holding all day, you need to work the areas slow and change baits from time to time. Buzzbaits, a Snagless Sally, ChatterBaits and frogs are working in the cover areas. Trick Worms on a shaky head on the edges are also getting a good bite. Creature baits on swim jigs will help also. The deeper bass are hitting large worms on a Carolina rig. Deep cranks are also a good choice. Just a reminder, once a person places a fish attractor in public water, it becomes public property, anyone has the right to legally fish it.
“I talked with an Alabama fisheries biologist this week about the sore spots on the largemouth bass. They sent samples to Auburn, and they report that the issue is Red Spot Disease. It is not terminal, but the fish are stressed and require some TLC in the livewell for the tournament fishermen. Water treatment and cool water will help keep them healthy for the weigh-in. We still need to balance our fishery, some of these fish need to be eaten so we can gain a better size average. We had some nice fish caught in the Scott Woodruff Heart Transplant tournament. We had one 7.65-pounder and a couple of 6-pounders brought to the scales. The fisheries biologist reminded me about the over population of mid-sized bass on our river. We need to have our fishermen eat some of these tasty fish to balance the ecosystem, and we will see more bass over 7 pounds coming to the scales in these tournaments. He also mentioned the spotted bass all need to go in the frying pan. We only have one food source to feed this fishery.
“The Alabama Children’s Classic Bass Tournament to support Niemann-Pick disease research and Darby’s Warrior Support is coming up June 13. Safety briefing June 12 from 5 p.m. at Eufaula Community Center for registration and flight card pick up. If you have problems on the website, www.alabamachildrensclassic.org, please call 334.687.6266 for information. Our webmaster and avid supporter for our foundation for the past 20 years, David Chester, passed away June 2 from a long battle with lung disease. We apologize for any inconvenience. Pray for David’s family.“
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