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

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…

Deeper Can Be Better For April Bass On Lake Eufaula

April at Eufaula usually means shallow bass in grass, but there is an even better pattern. Get off the bank away from the crowds and catch postspawn bass already stacking up  before moving to their summer holes. No hindsight ip unit displayed. Lake Walter F. George, called Eufaula by most fishermen, is a big U.S.…

Eufaula Tailrace Fishing For Linesides And Catfish

Tailraces, those current-filled areas below dams, offer just about everything possible for a positive fishing experience. Fish populations are often plentiful. Access is easy whether by boat or from land, and a social element exists among the bank fishermen, who are often shoulder to shoulder along the concrete walls that typically border the water. In…

September Bass On Lake Eufaula

At times, Lake Eufaula bass seem a bit confused in September. You can catch them from shoreline grassbeds, and on the same trip you can catch some bass 30 feet deep on ledges, so it can be confusing to try to figure out a consistent pattern. You will have to try a variety of things…

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