November, 2017


I think it's safe to say we finally have the hot weather behind us for the year. Fall weather is here and so is fall fishing. Bass are being caught from a foot deep to thirty feet deep. The water temperature is bouncing around in the high sixties to the low seventies. The key to finding the bass is finding the shad. They are moving off the summertime ledges and scattering. They are following ditches off the channel and moving on the flats. I'm sure some are moving into the sloughs but I've not been in them.

The big largemouths are hard to find ganged up so we have been targeted big schools of spotted bass on the ledges. The cool weather really fires them up. We've caught some up to around three plus pounds. We harvest all we legally can. I'm afraid they will become the dominant species of bass eventually. We are catching them on a Carolina rig with a green pumpkinseed chartreuse tail trick worm.

Hybrids and stripers are biting on the edges of the flats early and late. Jigging spoons and crankbaits are both working. I recently caught a striper in the twenty pound range.

The serious crappie fisherman are still limiting out on their cane piles fairly easily. Minnows seem to be working best.

Jug fisherman are still catching those big catfish. I think it's good for the lake to get them out. No telling how much those creatures eat in a day!

I have not heard much from the brim and shellcracker fisherman. Probably getting a little cool for them.

It's a great time to book a trip. The lake is not crowded. The leaves are colorful. Weather is perfect. Lakepoint Resort has a room waiting for you.

If you would like more information on the fishing on Lake Eufaula or would like to plan a fishing trip, or just want to take a ride on the lake, please call.  Lake Eufaula Guide Service  or email   Tracy Beall  334-703-2570