Lake Eufaula Fishing Report April 2006

Eufaula: Level: 2.0 feet below full pool. Temp: High 50s to low 60s. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: The lake level is changing lately, and Jay Chambless says the water level needs to stay relatively constant during the spawn so the shallowest beds aren’t destroyed. The cold weather at the end of March dropped the surface temperature into the high 50s from the low 60s. All of this has combined to make fishing incredibly tough. Jay said warming temperatures coupled with an April 13 full moon should get plenty of fish in shallow to spawn. Look for areas with deep water nearby since the lake is low. Lipless crankbaits, such as the Spro Aruku Shad, will produce plenty of fish, as will a buzzbait or a Zoom Horny Toad. Of course, the old standby Texas-rigged Zoom lizard is always good. In water with some stain, look for a spinnerbait to perform well. As for locations, look in Cowikee Creek, Wylaunnee Creek, and Bustahatchee Creek on the north end of the lake. Down south, look in Thomas Mill, Hardridge and Pataula creeks. “With a new moon on March 30, and a full moon on April 13, the fishing should really pick up,” Jay said. “If the corps will maintain a steady lake level, I think the fishing will be just awesome.”

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