Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – September 2006

GON Staff | August 29, 2006

Eufaula: Level: 2.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 86 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. According to Steve Holt, winner of Saturday’s Fishermen For The Hungry tournament, the deep bite is about gone — at least for quality fish. “The good ledge fishermen aren’t doing much,’ said Steve. “In September the dog days are getting over with, and the fish should get active. They should start committing to a fall pattern, which is going to put fish in six feet of water or less.” Topwater should get better this month. “We like Pop-Rs and Chug Bugs,” said Steve. “Frogs are popular on this lake, but it’s not really a fall bait.” To catch fish just concentrate on shallow lily-pad edges and pitch watermelon-colored Texas-rigged worms and lizards. Jay Grogan said it’s been taking 13 pounds or so to win tournaments. “The grass was good, but since they sprayed it the bite is about gone,” said Jay. “Fishing shallow ledges in eight to 10 feet is really where our best bite is at. We’ve been cranking DT16s and dragging Ol Monster worms. It takes all day to get a limit, but you can do it. The water moving helps. It’ll pick up. Right now the water is low and hot.”

Hybrids: Poor. Jay said there’s been some schooling in and around the Cowikee Creek area, but the fish are pretty small. “It should get better this month,” said Jay. “Fish from the causeway to Cowikee, and look on the flats.” Throw shallow-running crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps.

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