John's Journal... Entry 58, Day 1
Lures and Tactics For Producing Big Bass
EDITOR'S NOTE: For 32 years, Jackie Thompson has fished and guided on Lake Eufaula along the Alabama/Georgia border. The impounding of the Chattahoochee River formed the lake in 1964, and it reached full pool in 1966 with 650 miles of shoreline, approximately 46,500 acres of water. Eufaula has an average depth of 22 feet, making it a fairly shallow lake.
"Eufaula is three lakes in one," Jackie Thompson says. "The south end of the lake is relatively deep and clear. The middle of the lake is more like a traditional lake, with many underwater channels that feed into a main-river channel. This area has huge flats on either side of the main-river channel. The northern end of the lake looks more like a river, with plenty of structure in it. You'll find a lot of grass beds, weed beds, sharp drop-offs and stump rows there.
"Eufaula consistently produces some really big bass. In three good days of fishing in the fall, weather permitting, an angler can expect to catch and release 60 to 75 bass, each with an average weight of 2 «- to 3-pounds. The biggest bass may weigh 7 to 8 pounds, and at least eight to 10 bass should weigh about 5 pounds each.
Question: What do the big bass on Lake Eufaula
and most other lakes around the country do at this time of year?
Question: Let's look at some lures and tactics
you'll use to catch bass at this time of year. What lure will you choose
Why do you use a lipless crankbait?
Question: Where do you expect to find bass with
this lure at this time of year?
To learn more about bass fishing in the fall or to fish on Lake Eufaula, contact Jackie Thompson at 110 Marina Drive, Eufaula, AL 36027, or call (334) 687-9595.
Tomorrow: Topwater Tactics For Fall's Schooling Bass
Check back each day this week for more about How And Where To Catch Big Bass In The Fall ...
Day 1 -Lures and Tactics
For Producing Big Bass