The Eufaula Tribune will publish a Lake Eufaula Fishing Report in each weekend edition with local fishermen discussing local conditions and best tactics. We will also publish pictures when possible. If you’d like to have your fishing photo published, email

Sam Williams — The lake levels continue to stabilize and the fluctuating temperatures still keep the fish confused. The cold nights are holding the water temperature lower than normal and the flats and shallows warm up good in the afternoon sun and cool down fast overnight. The bass are cruising the shallow grass and pads in the afternoon. Chatter baits, frogs and baby brush hogs plus trick worms are good baits to use. Deeper structures are holding bass where the crappie are schooled up. Deep cranks and Carolina rigs are a good choice here.

We are beginning to smell the shellcrackers bedding on the flats and in some of the grassy areas. Wigglers on the bottom here are the best bait to use. Crickets along the banks, especially around brush over hangs are great places for the blue gills to bite.

Crappie remain on the deeper trash piles hitting minnows.

Catfish are always cooperating on jugs with cut bait hooked on. Great fun for entertaining the youngsters chasing the jugs, and the meal they provide is first class.

We are getting close to our Scott Woodruff Heart Transplant Tournament Sept. 23 and the Alabama Children’s Classic Bass Tournament is June 13. Bass are getting hotter every week and they both promise to be great events. Visit, sigh up for our newsletter and you will find info on both events.

Be safe on the water, enjoy family time making memories.

Pray for our doctors, nurses and truck drivers.

God Bless & Good Fishn’

Capt. Sam


Lake Eufaula reading: May 13

» Current Level — 188.45

» Full Pool — 188.00

» Water Temperature — Upper 60s to low 70s

» Slightly muddy to heavy stain


Tournament Schedule


16 — BFL Bama #3

23 — Scott Woodruff Heart Transplant Tournament

30-31 — Georgia Bass Trail


4-6 — Costa FLW Chris Hoover

13 — Alabama Children’s Classic

20 — T-H Marina BFL Bulldog

27 — Alabama Bass Trails


11-12 — ABA Division #12


15 — Georgia Bass Trail

29 — Bass Pro Shops Open Series-Alabama South Division


12-13 — BFL Bama #5

16-20 — Georgia Bass Federation Top Six


3-4 — T-H Marine BFL

10-11 — Bass Pro Shops Series-Area Championship AL South/GA


13-14 — Alabama Bass Nation State Championship

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