Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – November 2009
GON Staff | October 27, 2009
Eufaula: Level: 1.4 feet above full pool. Temp: High 70s to low 80s. Clarity: Slight stain.
Bass: Very good. Cold fronts have turned on the bite at Eufaula, said Capt. Sam Williams. The baitfish are up in the grass, and bass are feeding actively wherever there’s grass or any cover. Sam said a Big Bite Toad is doing really well right now in the grass. He likes one in green with a pearl belly. Also, you can catch fish on a finesse worm rigged on a Fin-Tech Nuckle Ball jig. Sam starts with a 1/16-oz. jig head but will go heavier if the wind gets up. Watermelon/red flake has been the color of choice lately. Watch for the baitfish to school up and move out onto the first drops out from the grass. Keep your eyes open for birds working. If you see schooling, you can catch buck bass on top, but the bigger fish will be beneath the schools picking up the wounded baitfish as they fall. Sam likes a Rat-L-Trap for this bite. He said the bigger the better if you want to catch big fish. He cranks it slow to get it down below the fish busting on top, and he likes sexy shad, pearl/blue or pearl/black for colors. Chrome/blue and chrome/black will also get hit, but Sam said he foul hooks more fish with chrome. Crankbaits that get down to 5 or 6 feet will also work for this bite. As the water cools, ledges will come more and more into play because the hydrilla never really set up this year. Sam said it will be time to start dropping big jigs with creature-bait trailers to ledges where you spot bait and fish on the graph.
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