Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – September 2022
Eufaula: Level: Full pool. Temp: 87 degrees. Clarity: Clear to a good stain.
Bass: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “The water level is staying steady and cooling off a little causing the fish to settle in some better. The shad are becoming active again, and we had a late mayfly hatch in August. The shallow bass stayed active longer in the mornings. Frogs and blade baits are working where you can locate pads and bank cover, as well as the trusty fluke. Texas-rigged Trick Worms in watermelon candy, junebug and red shad are working on the edges of these spots. Docks are also holding bass. Deeper bass are hitting large black worms on a Carolina rig, still working them slow through the cover. Deep crankbaits in a shad color are a good bet. Threadfin shad are our main forage. If you do not have a lure with a dot on the side imitating the threadfin, use a magic marker and make your own. If you see shad working in open water, use a Spook or a lipless crankbait. The larger bass are staged under the topwater frenzy.”
Multiple Species: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “Crappie are still holding on the deeper structure eating minnows or minnow-tipped jigs. Catfish are really doing well on jugs baited with cutbait. Some really nice ones are being caught. Bottom fishing using worms are also doing well. Shellcracker are eating wigglers on the flats. There have been some really big ones taken. Bluegill are still hitting crickets in the creeks along the shore cover. With the price of crickets so high now, if you have crickets left over, put your cricket cage in the freezer when you get home. After they are frozen, put them in an old plastic jar or plastic bowl with a cover. They still work well on your next trip out.”
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