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Sam Williams — Fishing remains tough with the weather fronts, wind, rain and muddy water. Fish are suspended off the ledges near structure and trash piles. Chatter baits and lipless crank baits are working. The fish are full and the noisy baits are attracting a reaction strike. It takes working an area thoroughly. Keep an eye on the birds; they will lead you to the shad pods. Use a Little George or lipless crank baits in the pods, hybrids and bass are feeding there.
Catfish are eating cut bait shallow on jugs.
Crappie remain suspended in manmade brush piles and are hitting minnows. Try to find cleaner water when the sun is up and work those areas.
Hopefully the weather will settle down and the fishing will be more consistent. These Eufaula fish are healthy and there is plenty of bait for them to eat. Spring fishing promises to be extremely good.
Get registered to fish the Albany Bass Club’s Scott Woodruff Heart Transplant Tournament in March. It’s the old Easter Seal’s Tournament. Applications are at our local tackle stores, or you can register at www.albanybassclub.com. We will also have our Alabama Children’s Classic tournament in June.
Be safe on the water, make memories with your kids and grandkids in God’s great outdoors.
God bless and good fishin’.
Capt. Sam Williams
Lake Eufaula reading: Jan. 8
Current Level — 188.72
Full Pool — 188.00
Water temperature — Low 50’s
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25 — Alabama Crappie Masters
25 — Bass Action Trail (Old Boyd’s Marine Tournament)
1 — ABN College State Championship
8 — Bass Pro Shops Open Series-Alabama Division
15 — ABN HS Regional Qualifier
22 — Bass Pro Shops Open Series-Georgia Division
22 — Bass Action Trail (Old Boyd’s Marine Tournament)
29 — ABA AFT Division 12
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7 — ASABFA Classic Qualifiers
7-8 — American Bass Anglers Couples
13 — Alabama AGC 46th annual Bass Tournament
14 — ABN Qualifiers
17-22 — Georgia Bass Federation Top Six Tournament
27-28 — Snapping Shoals EMC Classic
28 — Albany Bass Club Tournament (formerly Easter Seals)
29 — ABA Division #12
2-5 — BassMaster Elite Series
11 — Bass Action Trail (Old Boyd’s Marine Tournament)
18 — Bass Pro Shops Open Series-Alabama Division
25 — Alabama Bass Trails
26 — ABA Division #12
2 — Georgia High School Bass Tournament
9 — ABA Division #12
16 — BFL Bama #3
30-31 — Georgia Bass Trail
4-6 — Costa FLW Chris Hoover
13 — Alabama Children’s Classic
20 — T-H Marina BFL Bulldog
11-12 — ABA Division #12
15 — Georgia Bass Trail
12-13 — BFL Bama #5
3-4 — T-H Marine BFL
10-11 — Bass Pro Shop Series-Area Championship AL/GA
13-14 — ABN State Championship