Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – September 2007
Eufaula: Level: Down 4.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 90s. Clarity: Clear to slightly stained.
Bass: Good. Things haven’t changed much since the last report except that the water level continues to drop, said Dr. Tim Malcolm. “This can make navigation dangerous outside the marked channel if you aren’t familiar with the lake. The low water level has really concentrated the fish remaining in the grass on key, predictable locations next to deeper water. The topwater bite in these areas has been explosive early in the morning. Up in the day, ledges in 15-20 feet of water are key. The action can be fast and furious with a deep-diving crankbait if you trigger a school of fish into a feeding frenzy. Otherwise, Carolina-rigs, Texas-rigs and jigs are producing.” Butch Tucker said it’s a standard summer pattern, and the fish are schooling on ledges in 10-15 feet of water right on the dropoffs. He said DD22s or Fat Free Shad are catching fish. He also said Texas-rigged Ol Monsters in plum-apple or redbug are a good bet for these fish. Butch said the water has been moving, and the lily-pad bite has been off a little. He has been catching some fish around the hydrilla early with a Buzz’n Frog or a Spook Jr. “We’re catching a few, nothing spectacular,” Butch said. “Team tournaments are taking 14 or 15 pounds to win.” Butch also mentioned that there has been a pretty good bite on jigs and Texas-rigged worms upriver in the channel swings around River Bend. He said to target stumps and blowdowns.
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