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Lake Eufaula, AL

Popular Fish Species Lake Eufaula, AL

Lake Eufaula Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

As one of the premiere largemouth bass fishing lakes in the country, Lake Eufaula will deliver excellent bass fishing again this year. The lake has fertile water, and plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Lake Eufaula Popular Fish - Crappie

Crappie Fishing

Both black crappie and white crappie reside in Lake Eufaula, and crappie are a very popular species this year. Crappie fishing is delivering some big slabs and they can be found in sizeable schools. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water. White crappie, in smaller numbers, also make this lake their home.

Lake Eufaula Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

This year channel catfish are the most abundant catfish to populate the waters of Lake Eufaula. In Spring channel cats migrate toward incoming water, so stay up river away from the main lake. In early summer look for rocky banks, the bigger the rocks the better. In summer and winter deeper structure is where to look. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits. Other catfish in the lake include flathead and blue catfish.

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Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish and hybrid striped bass at Lake Eufaula in Alabama.

With over 600 miles of shoreline to fish, Lake Eufaula, AKA Walter F George Lake, is a bass anglers paradise. This fertile, 45,000-acre lake is located in the southeast corner of Alabama on the AL/GA border.

Lake Eufaula, also known as Walter F. George Reservoir, is a premier fishing destination in Alabama, offering anglers a wealth of opportunities and a stunning backdrop. Spanning across the Alabama-Georgia border, Lake Eufaula is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States and provides exceptional fishing experiences.

One of the most popular fish species found in Lake Eufaula is largemouth bass. The lake has gained a reputation for its outstanding bass fishing, attracting anglers from far and wide. Largemouth bass thrive in the lake's abundant vegetation, submerged structures, and deep channels. Anglers can target bass using various techniques such as flipping jigs, topwater lures, and spinnerbaits. Spring and fall are considered prime seasons for bass fishing on Lake Eufaula, as the fish are more active and readily feed.

Crappie fishing is also highly regarded on Lake Eufaula. The lake is home to both black crappie and white crappie, and anglers have great success targeting them throughout the year. The spring and fall seasons tend to yield the best crappie catches, particularly during the spawning periods. Anglers can find crappie around submerged structures, brush piles, and bridge pilings. Live minnows, jigs, and small plastic baits are effective in enticing crappie to bite.

Lake Eufaula offers excellent opportunities for catfish anglers as well. Channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish can be found in the lake's depths. Anglers often target catfish using various baits such as cut bait, chicken liver, or stinkbaits. The lake's deep channels and areas with structure are productive spots for catfish fishing. Night fishing is particularly popular for catfish, as they are more active during this time.

Before fishing at Lake Eufaula, anglers should familiarize themselves with Alabama fishing regulations and obtain the necessary licenses. This ensures compliance with size and bag limits, as well as any specific regulations for the targeted fish species.

In addition to spotted and largemouth bass the lake supports healthy populations of hybrid stripers, crappie, catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish. Numerous boat launch ramps, the marina, several parks and numerous campgrounds enhance your trip to the lake for camping, boating and fishing. Boat ramps provide access for pontoon boats, pleasure boats, bass boats and all types of fishing boats. Canoes and kayaks can be portaged from areas of shoreline with access for fishing from the bank. Boat docks and brush are ideal hideouts for bass and sunfish, and the shoreline of Lake Eufaula is dotted with plenty of both. In Spring, bass use this shallow cover for feeding and spawning, then move to outside structure like points, islands, ledges and creek channels. Hybrid striped bass tend to school, following schools of baitfish as they migrate shallower in Spring and Fall then deeper around river channels in winter and summer. Catfish fishing can be good year round with the best fishing in warmer months, up lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Eufaula

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish Hybrid Striped Bass

Lake Eufaula Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating is a favorite activity on Lake Eufaula, with ample space for boats, pontoons, and other watercraft. Anglers can enjoy cruising the lake's vast expanse, exploring different fishing spots, and accessing prime fishing areas.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Chewalla Creek Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
334 687-5751

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Barbour Creek Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the north end of the US Highway 431 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Hardridge Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off US Government Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Highland Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Highland Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lakepoint State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off 3rd Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Old Creek Town Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Lake Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

White Oak Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the west end of the Highway 95 Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Chewalla Creek Marina
580 Chewalla Rd
Eufaula AL 36027
334 687-5751

Fishing Guides On Lake Eufaula

Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide, Clayton Batts - bass, crappie

Lake Eufaula Fishing Guides - bass, crappie

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a Alabama Fishing License.

Lake Eufaula offers camping facilities, including both tent and RV camping sites, providing anglers the opportunity to extend their fishing trips and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Hardridge Creek Campground - 334 585-5945

Lakeside Resort & RV Campground - 334 585-3402

White Oak Creek Campground - 334 687-3101

Lake Eufaula Campground - 334 687-4425

Lake Eufaula AL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Eufaula
Chewalla Creek Marina
580 Chewalla Rd
Eufaula, AL 36027
334 687-5751


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Walter F George Lake in Alabama.

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Lake Eufaula has over 600 miles of shoreline and a wide variety of fish species producing great fishing in AL and GA.

Fishing on Walter F George Lake.