Lake Eufaula Fishing Report September 2011
Eufaula: Level: 1.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s to low 90s. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Fair. Fish are still mired in their summer patterns, and they’re sitting in the 15- to 20-foot range around bottom structure like humps, points, ledges and bottom indentations. Look for brush or stumps in these type areas, find baitfish over them, and try to fish when the water is moving. Once you find a likely spot, start out throwing a deep-diving crankbait like a Spro Little John DD. If you can get one to bite, sometimes the whole school will start biting. Citrus shad is a good color. Follow up with a Carolina or Texas rig for a couple more bites once the feeding frenzy dies down or if you can’t get them to hit the crankbait. Concentrate on the cover with your soft plastics. If you’re looking for some topwater activity, try fishing a frog or a popping bait around the grass early in the morning. Late in September, the fish may begin to move up some. The grass bite should pick up, and there may begin to be some schooling activity. Keep a topwater tied on, and if you see schooling fish around points or at the mouths of creeks, throw a popper or rattlebait at them.
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