Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – March 2023

GON Staff | March 1, 2023

Eufaula: Level: 1.3 feet below 190. Temp: 67 degrees. Clarity: Heavy stain.

Bass: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “The unusually warmer weather is causing the water to warm up faster this year. The bass are subject to stage early to spawn. The majority of the fish are coming in 2 to 6 feet with the warmer conditions. Shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits worked deeper are getting hits. Where you can find shore grass and cover, frogs are beginning to get some action on sunny days. Ripping a Trap out of the edge of the grass is a good strategy. When the Trap clears the edge of the cover, let it rest for a minute. A floater here is even better. Soft plastics rigged Texas style in reds are a good choice. The red shows up better in the dirty water. ChatterBaits in the dirty water are always a good standby. The deeper fish are becoming a little more active as the water is warming up. They are still a little lethargic and require some finessing. A spoon worked vertically in front of them will entice a strike. Be patient and keep working on them. Deep crankbaits in shad colors and big plastics on a Carolina rig are good. Again, use red and red-toned colors. Merthiolate is another good color, and they have not seen it lately.”

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Multiple Species: Capt. Sam Williams reports,Crappie do not like the dirtier water. It is not easy for them to look up and see the silhouette of the bait. They are still holding on the deeper ledges in the trashpiles. Down south where you can find docks, the crappie are under them. You can shoot a jig under the dock and get some hits. You must crank back fast before the bait sinks and gets hung up. Some of the night fishermen are seeing success under the causeways and bridges. The bright lights are the trick. Panfish are still holding near the banks where you find blowdowns and grass cover. Crickets are still my choice bait, fresh or frozen. Catfish are doing well on jugs with cutbait. The smell of the bait carries farther in the dirty water. Bottom fishermen are using nightcrawlers on the drops in the creeks that are out of the wind.”

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