Lake Eufaula

Lake Eufaula, also known as Walter F. George Lake, named for the United States Senator from Georgia, is formed on the Chattahoochee River along the state line between Alabama and Georgia. Eufaula has long been a great fishing lake, especially for largemouth bass. The town of Eufaula, Ala. is home to Mann's Bait Company and Humminbird Electronics. The 46,000-acre U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake extends north about 85 miles from the Walter F. George Lock and Dam and has approximately 640 miles of shoreline.


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Lake Eufaula Fishing Report – February 2024

By GON Staff | January 31, 2024

Eufaula: Level: 0.9 above 188. Temp: 57 degrees. Clarity: Muddy. Bass: Capt. Sam Williams, of Hawks Fishing Guide Service, “The winter rains, storms and high winds have made the river extremely muddy. The fish are scattered. The bass that are being caught are coming on noisy baits, like bladed jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and crankbaits with big shot inside. Soft plastic worms with rattles inserted are causing some noise, as well. Red colors are the best choice in the dirty water. The March Lee King Memorial Bass Tournament has been canceled due to the inability to take applications via the website. Please keep up with us on the Facebook site, and we will do our best to hold the planned September tournament.” Multiple Species: Capt. Sam Williams, of Hawks Fishing Guide Service, “There are reports of stripers being caught in the river. Hybrids are hitting silver spoons near the bridges, causeway and railroad…

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Lake Eufaula Fishing Articles

Eufaula Crappie Bite Even On “Slow Days”

We met at the Cool Branch Park boat ramp just south of Georgetown on a recent cold, clear morning. Captain Ryan Nix was waiting and ready to go as my friend Diz and I pulled up. Ryan has made a living on the water, retiring from the U.S Coast Guard after 20 years of honorable…

Paul Marks Crushes Offshore Bite To Win Eufaula BLF

Boater Paul Marks, of Cumming, brought a three-day total of 15 bass to the scale weighing 54-lbs., 11-ozs. to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine regional event on Lake Eufaula. For his victory, Marks earned $67,992, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000,…

13+ Gator From Chattahoochee River Above Eufaula

When Will Baker drew a Zone 1 tag for Georgia’s gator season, he had high hopes that he’d be able to harvest an above-average gator, but little did he know that a much larger train was coming down the tracks. “I drew my first tag way back in 2014 and managed to harvest a nice,…

Eufaula Bass, Hotter The Better

For some fishermen, locating and catching quality largemouth in extreme heat is a psychological game. They develop a mental block about the state of bass fishing in the doldrums of summer and frequently struggle once the air and water temperatures reach their peak. For Columbus angler Dr. John Lee, the psychology works just the opposite.…

Barnes Takes Top 150 On Lake Eufaula

Ellaville native Justin Barnes emerged as the winner at the Lake Eufaula ABA-AFT Top 150 tournament after a remarkable turnaround on the second day, June 3. Competing against 117 other anglers, Barnes secured first place with a total weight of 38.16 pounds, earning a prize of $16,400. On the first day of the tournament, Barnes…

Eufaula Lake Records

Largemouth Bass16-lbs., 8-ozs.John B. Giles03/12/1980
Shoal Bass6-lbs., 9-ozs.Joe Wikoff12/14/2002
Black Crappie3-lbs., 8-ozs.Duke Campbell Jr.02/15/2001
Hybrid Bass15-lbs., 8-ozs.Dennis Hutto03/27/2000
Striped Bass39-lbs., 8-ozs.Buddy McKeller06/02/2007
Blue Catfish111-lbs.Tim Trone10/17/2020
Chain Pickerel1-lb., 12-ozs.Zach Luckie03/30/2019
Warmouth15.68-ozs.Cody Young03/23/2023
Bluegill1-lb., 3.04-ozs.Charles Wynn07/20/2020
Flathead Catfish40-lbs., 0.32-ozs.David Jachowski06/25/23