Lake Eufaula Fishing Reports – May 2023
Eufaula: Level: Full at 188. Temp: 70 degrees. Clarity: Good stain.
Bass: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “The storms and cold fronts have kept the fish confused. The barometric pressure swings have added to the issues. The shallow bite is getting better all the time. Frogs, weightless flukes and spinnerbaits over the cover are doing well. Traps ripped out of the grass are also effective. Texas-rigged soft plastics worked slow are also a good choice. Watermelon red, green pumpkin, junebug and merthiolate are the colors to work with. Deeper fish are holding on the first drops near feeding areas. Small-lipped crankbaits that will reach the holding depth in shad colors are working. The deep fish are hitting a Carolina rig with a big worm. Use darker colors and dip the tails in JJ’s Magic chartreuse. You will catch a lot of smaller fish, and the spots are really active. Keep the spots, they make a great meal and need to be removed from the river.”
Multiple Species: Capt. Sam Williams reports, “Some crappie are being caught trolling on the tops of the creek ledges with minnow-tipped jigs. I see a lot of night fishermen with their lights under the causeways. This is a good time to work on these before the skeeters get so bad. Shellcrackers are on the flats eating wigglers. Bluegill are really active around brush and hangovers. Crickets are the trick to get a good mess. Catfish are active on jugs baited with cutbait. Bottom fishermen are getting some big ones with crawlers and cutbait in the creeks. Remember to sign up for newsletters at www.alclassic.com and plan to fish the Lee King Memorial Alabama Classic in September.”
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