Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – May 2022

GON Staff | April 27, 2022

Eufaula: Level: 0.2 feet above 188. Temp: Uppers 60s to low 70s. Clarity: Stained. 

Bass: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “The water is finally trying to clear up after the storms and heavy rain here and north of us. The generators have been running nearly around the clock and that helps to clean up the water faster. The water level has been holding steady above 188. This is giving the bedding fish a chance to prepare their beds. Our next full moon will be on May 16, and the panfish will be on the bed. The bass have been scattered due to the weather swings and barometric pressure constantly changing. Shallow fish have been sluggish but are hitting soft plastics on Texas rigs and jigs. Watermelon candy and anything with red in it will do the job. ChatterBaits and spinnerbaits worked around the grass and cover are also getting bit. The deeper fish are coming from the trashpiles and natural structure using deep cranks, Carolina rigs and spoons. Fishing docks and bridge pilings are also holding fish. Slow presentations are necessary to draw a strike. There are still bass on the beds. It may take some patience to get her to finally hit your bait, but just keep working on her. Bass feed on bedding bream so work those areas when you smell the bream beds.”

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Multiple Species: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “Crappie are holding on the deeper structure. They are also being stubborn. Jigs tipped with a minnow are getting some in the livewell. As our weather settles down, they will be more aggressive. Bream will be really hot on the full moon. Red wigglers and crickets will be what you need to get a sack full. Look for the beds on the flats. You will be able to smell the fish when they get started. Catfish are eating cutbait and crawlers. The jug fishermen are getting a good mess for the skillet fishing on the creek ledges. Lake Eufaula catfish can’t be beat with some good cheese grits and cornbread.”

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