Lake Eufaula Fishing Report October 2016

GON Staff | September 28, 2016

Eufaula: Level: 2.4 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear to light stain.

Bass: Tournament angler Les Bratcher reports, “Fishing for largemouth bass is very tough on Eufaula right now. Anglers are having a hard time finding bites. There are two patterns most everybody is using. Either go to the ledges and fish crankbaits, worms, spoons and jigs, or hit the lily pads in shallow water all day long with a frog. The water color is very clear, especially on the south end of the lake. Hopefully when cooling temps start coming in, the bass will get more active and the hydrilla bite will begin.” Guide Sam Williams reports, “The mornings are cooling off, and it is really pleasant to be on the water first thing in the day now. The pads are beginning to die back, but the baitfish are still holding in the cover. The topwater bite is good early. We are getting some nice bass behind this cover next to the bank on buzzbaits. The deeper bass are on the ledge cover and man-made fish attractors. These are easy to locate with your electronics. The deep bass still like a slower-moving bait. Carolina rigs will work in these areas, as will jigs with a big trailer.”

Crappie: Guide Sam Williams reports, “Crappie are holding on deeper cover and trashpiles. The trashpiles in Barbour Creek are holding some good schools of crappie, and jigs are working well.”

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