Eufaula: Level: 2 feet below 190 pool. Temp: Low 70s. Clarity: Some stain.
Bass: Topwater early is a great bet for hungry postspawn bass at Eufaula in May. Think frogs and swim jigs in the shoreline grass and pads, and Pop-Rs and Spooks on points around the mouths of main-lake pockets. A Bang-O-Lure with a rear prop works well early in the pockets around stumps for a quality bite. Secondary ledges and ditches on the main-lake flats should hold some bass. Try crankbaits, or slow-roll spinnerbaits along the ledges. Main-lake ledges should start to hold good numbers of bass soon. Guide Sam Williams reports, “The cold fronts and winds have kept the river stirred up and the bass confused. Some late bedding fish have been pulled off due to heavy rains upriver and the need to pump water south. Postspawn bass are holding near rip-rap, especially where you find a grass patch. Blue-and-black jigs with blue trailers work. Finesse worms also do a good job. Carolina rigs around deep cover with a creature bait also work.”