Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – October 2022

GON Staff | September 29, 2022

Eufaula: Level: 1 foot below 190. Temp: 86 degrees. Clarity: From a good stain to clear.

Bass: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “The cooler water temperature has the fish more active. They are feeding in the shallow cover later in the morning. The overcast days have helped keep them more active in the open areas. Frogs and blade baits worked over the cover are working. Soft plastics rigged Texas style or wacky-rigged Senkos are getting bites. Junebug, watermelon candy and green pumpkin are good colors to work these areas. Watch for the shad and birds working in open-water areas. A topwater popper or Spook work well. A lipless crankbait in a threadfin-shad color will get the bigger fish below the smaller ones working the shad on top. The deeper bass are on cover on the first drops in 15 to 20 feet. They are hitting bigger Texas-rigged worms and lipped crankbaits. Tennessee shad and gray-ghost colors are working. The fish are a little more aggressive in the cooler water. The river humps are holding some bass that are hitting larger Carolina-rigged worms.”

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Multiple Species: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “Crappie are scattered on natural cover on the ledges. They seem to be avoiding the man-made structure we have put out for them to hold on. Minnows are getting the few that are being caught. Bluegill are doing very well on the creek edges on crickets. I told you last month about trying the frozen crickets we had left over from earlier trips. We have had excellent luck on these. Just keep them in a covered cup in your ice chest. They stay on better and work just as well. There are still some shellcrackers being taken on the flats. Wigglers are the bait to use for them. Catfish are really doing well on cutbait and shad if you can get them with your cast net. These are really great to eat, especially if you feed the crowd that caught them. There’s nothing better that hearing all the bragging around the table by those hungry fishermen. Jugs are really fun to work, especially if you have youngsters in the boat. Remember Oct. 15 is the date for our Alabama Classic Bass Tournament to support research for these precious, terminal Niemann-Pic disease children and Darby’s Warrior Support where we take post 9/11 combat wounded and PTSD heroes hunting and fishing to help them acclimate back into civilian life with some quiet time in God’s great outdoors. Please help us get this event back on track after the setback from the COVID shut downs. Visit for all the info and registration, or call me at 334.355.5057. Pray for one another, our military and law enforcement, men and women who sacrifice so much to protect u

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