Lake Eufaula Fishing Report September 2014
Eufaula: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Clear to slightly stained.
Bass: The shallow bite in the pads and grassbeds has been decent, but most days the window of action seems to be shorter during the mid-morning. The bite has been when the sun is on the water, but before it gets too hot by midday. Early morning before the sun gets up, try a buzzbait or topwater plug like a Bang-O-Lure around the edges of the pads and grassbeds. When the sun hits the water, use a SPRO hollow-body frog and work the lily pads. Some of the bites are coming way back deep in the pads. During the day, the bass on the ledges can be caught on deep-diving crankbaits, Carolina-rigged plastics or a jig. Slow-rolling a Ledgebuster spinnerbait is also a good Eufaula technique. The best locations on the ledges are channel bends and areas with stumps or brushpiles. Good electronics really help locate the sweet spots on the ledges. Sam Williams reports, “The bass are still in the shallows early. Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and slow-moving plastics are working. The deeper fish are still working on crankbaits, jigs with big trailers and slow-moving heavy spinnerbaits. The summer heat is here for sure. Afternoon thunderstorms are almost certain. If you hear thunder, seek shelter—lightning is nothing to fool with.”
Crappie: “Fish can be taken on deep cover like brushpiles by working vertical jigs. Crappie are also hitting jigs on the shadow breaks under the bridges and causeways,” Sam said.
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