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 – April 2024

By GON Staff | March 27, 2024

Eufaula: Level: 1.1 feet above 188. Temp: 64 degrees. Clarity: Muddy. Bass: Capt. Sam Williams, of Hawks Fishing Guide Service, reports, “The continuing rains are holding the river at near full pool. This will help the shallow bedding if the water is not pulled off the beds again. It will also make for some great shallow-water fishing as the vegetation begins to germinate. This will make the frog and spinnerbait bites pick up. The record rains have been good for the farmers and the fish. We are just under 24 inches since Jan. 1. While the water remains muddy, the red-colored hard baits and soft plastics are great choices. Noisy baits, like a bladed jig, are really good right now. The vibration carries farther in the dense, dirty water. A good smelly attractant, like J.J’s. Magic, on your bait also leaves a trail in the water for the bass to…

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Lake Eufaula Fishing Articles

Flats Fishing For Eufaula Bass

Lake Eufaula is famous for its shallow flats and big bass. February is a good month to find bass beginning to move out of the river and creek channels across the flats toward shallow water. Find the right spot and you can load your boat right now. The flats at Eufaula are extensive and shallow,…

Record Black Crappie For Lake Eufaula

Duke Campbell Jr., of Hazelhurst, was fishing with his daughter Chelsea when he caught this 3.5-lb. black crappie from Lake Eufaula to establish a new lake record. Duke caught his Eufaula slab on Feb. 15, 2001.

Lake Eufaula Record Largemouth

The long-standing record for the heaviest largemouth bass ever caught from Lake Eufaula is a 16 1/2-lb. bass. John B. Giles reeled in the Eufaula bass on March 12, 1980. John’s bass is also one of the biggest ever recorded from Georgia, ranking in the Top-15 on GON’s official records of the heaviest largemouth caught…

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