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Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce
333 East Broad Street
Eufaula, AL 36027
1-334-687-6664
www.eufaulachamber.com

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ABOUT THIS LAKE

Most anglers south of the Mason-Dixon Line think of Lake Eufaula – officially, the Walter F. George Reservoir – when they hear the phrase “Bass Fishing Capital of the World.” Even though the largemouth bass population at Eufaula Reservoir has had its ups and downs since the heydays of the 1960s and 1970s, this lake is still considered one of the true gems of the south. The Walter F. George Dam was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1962, forming the 45,181-acre impoundment on the fertile Chattahoochee River. The reservoir extends from the Walter F. George Dam at Ft. Gaines, Georgia, northward to Phenix City, Alabama. Because this lake is shared by Georgia and Alabama, a fishing license from either state can be used when fishing Lake Eufaula.

Lake Eufaula does not have much weed cover, making the fishing techniques for bass in this lake different. Bass are more likely to stay around submerged cover and deeper humps and ledges, adding a challenge for anglers. Anglers can still catch a lot of bass at Lake Eufaula, and many bass over the 14-inch minimum length limit, but they will need to seek out deeper structure such as rock piles, woody debris, and creek ledges where bass will concentrate.

Anglers can expect their bass catch to be comprised of about 25 to 30% spotted bass if they fish the main channel or the deeper creek channel areas of the lake. Anglers are encouraged to harvest largemouth bass between 14 and 18 inches and spotted bass less than 18 inches to thin the number of this size bass and promote better quality bass fishing on this reservoir.

Fishing for Striped Basses

Both the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have stocked hybrid striped bass since the early 1980s. A cross between a white bass and a striped bass, this fish mainly inhabits open water area of the lake. They are very popular with anglers when they chase schools of shad during the late summer and fall. Anglers report good catches trolling crankbaits around the Old Creek Town area, the Causeway, or in front of the WF George Dam. Hybrids are also excellent table fare when the dark strip of meat along the middle of the fillet is removed.

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SEASONAL TEMPERATURES

MONTH HIGH LOW
Jan 57.9° F 34.5° F
Feb 62.2° F 37.3° F
Mar 70° F 44.1° F
Apr 77° F 50.1° F
May 83.6° F 58.5° F
Jun 89.6° F 65.9° F
Jul 91.8° F 69.5° F
Aug 90.8° F 68.5° F
Sep 86.7° F 63.7° F
Oct 78.1° F 51.1° F
Nov 68.9° F 42.5° F
Dec 60.7° F 36.8° F