Lake Eufaula (Walter F. George Reservoir) Fishing Report 08.20.10

Submitted by Reeds Guide Service Reed Montgomery

Submitted on 08/20/2010
By Reed Montgomery
Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504
mpounded 1964
Lake level: Full pool
Water Temperature: 89 degrees
Water Clarity: Clear / main lake - some stain in creeks
Yeah, I get around. That old Chevy Suburban logged another 2000 miles in the last 2 weeks! Recently I've take trips to Logan Martin Lake, Guntersville Lake, Mitchell Lake, Wheeler Lake, Weiss Lake, Lay Lake and Lake Martin. Yesterday I was on Lake Eufaula, Al.
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The lake is at full pool. Water temperatures have cooled tremendously, especially lately. Yesterday with rain all morning, until about 12 p.m. it had cooled to 89 degrees. One week ago it was 96-97 degrees with air temperatures over 100 degrees! Soon Fall will be here much to the relief of all anglers...
We caught two nice bass about 3 pounds each, at dawn real close to 6 a.m. One came on a Zara Super Spook and another on a bigger model Rebel pop-r fishing nearby the launch at Lakepoint resort in Cowikee creek. We tried it all too!
After a slow morning, afterwards, we discovered if you got away from all of those miles of weeds and lilly pads and looked for one isolated laying tree, laying log, brush pile or stump, you could get bit! Zoom'e bubblegum or white trick worms (very much to my "deep water accustomed" client's surprise) produced 7 other nice 15 inch or better bass, including two three pounders and a four pounder. All taken in 1-3 feet of weedy and isolated wood waters!
* The client insisted on fishing some deep water to return to later on a future trip. I showed the best! River ledges between the mouth of Cowikke Creek to the main river crossing bridge down stream a few miles are easy to find. Just look for a red or green river channel marker or white buoy, a pole with a fish attractor or snag sign posted.
Then fish all around it with a big 10 inch worm, or spinnerbaits, slow rolled (heavy model 1/2 to one ounce white skirt and trailer, w/gold and silver blades), or try deep diving crankbaits in deep water nearby or shallow to mid diving crankbaits and shad colored rattletraps just off the lip of the river channel drop-off. (There is water that goes from 2 feet to 30 feet deep in the middle of the lake here.) Also try football head jig combos (can't beat black/blue!) and watermelon/black flake creature baits and big oversized lizards with swinging tails!
One bass for our efforts sent us home at 2 p.m.
Thanks and Good Luck!
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Reed Montgomery / Outdoor Writer
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