Lake Eufaula Fishing Report July 2017

Eufaula: Level: 0.4 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Moderate stain.

Bass: Tournament angler Les Bratcher (#bigbitebaits #alxrods) reports, “The fishing here at Eufaula has been nothing short of great the last few weeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has kept the water level full, and it has enabled anglers to fit the fishing to the style they like the best. The shallow bite is good on frogs and swim jigs around grass. The ledge bite is good offshore, especially when the current is running. In talking to the shallow anglers, all types of bream-colored baits are working well. The deep guys are using a variety of baits like crankbaits, jigs and worms of all types to catch their bass. If the water level stays up and the temps stay below average, things should stay the same. Tight lines till next month.” Guide Sam Williams reports, “With the river near full pool, the Eufaula bass remain scattered to some degree. The deeper water under all the pads and grass cover is holding good bass. Frogs, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits are good choices, as are as Pop-Rs and twitch baits on top. Jigs and Texas-rigged soft plastics are really good around the cover. Punching this cover is producing some good-sized bass. A Big Bite Yo Daddy is great on a Texas rig or as a jig trailer. The deeper bass around trash piles and ledge structure are hitting big plastics on Texas rigs and heavy jigs. The days are warming up, so keep plenty of water and sunscreen. Watch out for the afternoon storms. Evening fishing is always great as the day cools off and the fish become active again.”

Bream: Guide Sam Williams reports, “The bluegill are on the flats now, and the warmouth are staged along the heavy grass and pad cover.”

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