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--Danny Singleton

Alabama Classic Bass Tournament

October 15, 2022 - Lake Eufaula

First Place - $5,000.00

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Formerly Known As Alabama Children's Classic


We are no longer using the web address alchildrensclassic.org. We now support multiple charities and wanted to broaden our scope of offerings on our website. Alabama Classic is our new name and alclassic.com is our new website home.

Welcome Native Outdoors!

Welcome Bass Cash Bash!

Welcome Power-Pole!


Congratulations to John Pearson from Perey Georgia for winning the two Power Poles giveaway!!!


2021 Alabama Classic...

Fishing was tough but that didn't stop Jeff Morey & Rick Smith from posting an 18.99 lb. score!

With over 60 boats and 30 teams weighing fish we had over 100 fish weighed which equaled over 260 pounds of mossy back bucket mouths!

Congratulations to Jay Grogan and Ryan Ingram for winning big bass this year with a 7.25 pound bass!

Jeff Morey & Rick Smith weighed in a 6.90 largemouth monster!


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Alabama Classic Sponsors

Motormate
Mister Twister
Piggly Wiggly - Eufaula
Superior Pecan Co.
Satterwhites Furniture
Cajun Corner - Eufaula
Just Another Shop - Eufaula
Cotton & Kidzu - Eufaula
SS Marine Products - Gator Guard
Blackmore
Red Lobster - Dothan AL
Ande Monofilament
Mojo Sportswear
Moe's Jigs
Shimano
Poarch Creek Indians
Fishbelly
Fitzgerald Rods
Henry Arms
Egret Baits
JJ's Magic
Killingsworth Hardware - Clayton AL
RTIC Coolers
Food Giant
Price Drug Co. - Eufaula
Magnolia & Lace - Eufaula
The Slice - Eufaula
Tractor Supply - Eufaula
Little Ceasars - Eufaula
Pizza Hut - Eufaula
Barb's Country Kitchen - Eufaula
Southern Comfort
Scenic Cable Productions
Chewalla Creek Marina
Big Hammer Swimbaits
Inked & Stitched - Eufaula
Daiichi Fish Hooks
Rod Glove
Zoom Bait Company
Skirmish Baits
EGO S2 Slider
Copter Pest Control - Enterprise
Simple Cuts Lawn Care - Leesburg GA
Action Marine
Lady Bugs and Lace
Pepper Pot
Walmart - Eufaula
Technical Solutions & Maintenance
Big H chicken
Captain D's
Blue Moon
Mark Rose - Professional Angler
Michelle's Buffet - Georgetown
Tisa's Cakes - Eufaula
Willy T's - Eufaula
Advantage Bait Company
G3 Boats
Duckett Fishing
Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits
Lew's
Revenge Bait Company
Manns Bait Company
Pepsi - Buffalo Rock
Hawk's Guide Service
Top Brass
Little Debbie Snacks
Lure Lock
Power Pole
Eufaula-Barbour Chamber
Humminbird
Keelshield
Zaxby's of Columbus and Eufaula
Strike Zone Lures
Southern Plastics
WestRock
Chattahoochee Valley Forestry Serv
Econo Lodge
D and J Plastics
Georgetown Marine
Ronnie's Auto
Big Bite Baits
Badcock Home Furnishing - Eufaula
The Flower Hut
NAPA Auto Parts - Eufaula
Baker Furniture
Carbo Ceramics Inc.
Fishing Guides Home Page
Zeigler Meat Co.
ICEUS Inc.
Worden Lures/Yakima Bait Co.
Mizmo Bait Co.
Georgetown Sand and Gravel
Shane Durrance Photography
Weigh5 Systems LLC
O'Reilly Auto Parts - Eufaula
Marvin's Building Materials - Eufaula
Advance Auto Parts - Eufaula
Keystone Foods
Buckeye Lures
Yamamoto Custom Baits
Native Outdoors
Rigged & Ready

Capt. Sam Williams Lake Eufaula Fishing Report - 07/15/2022

Water Level - 189.53 msl

Water Temp - 90 degrees

Water Clarity - Good Stain

Lake Eufaula, AL

We have finally  begun to get some much needed rail and the water level is holding fairly steady. The hot weather makes it really miserable to fish a full day, the bite slows before noon and it’s time to find some air conditioning. The summer thunder storm patterns make it really hit and miss to get back on the water for a late trip. Lightning is not anything to mess with, if you hear thunder in the distance, you can be struck by lightning.

The bass have really seen the pressure this year. Add that to the continuing fronts and you need to work your bait slow and finesse a bite. The shallow bite near cover is short lived on sunny days, overcast skies will buy you a little more time. Frogs, spinner baits, buzz baits and flukes are doing well. Texas rigged finesse worms are a great choice. Pink. Watermelon candy and junebug are working. Strawberry and red shad are also a good choice.  Swim jigs with creature bait trailers worked very slow will also work.

When that shallow bite slows and you have been on some fish, ease off shore a little ‘till you locate the first drop. These bass are not going far in this warmer water. Work your square bill cranks, Texas rigs, and Carolina rigs. The same colors hold true here also. Try a darker worm with a chartreuse tail or better yet, use J.J.’s magic. The smell will help get the fish’s attention. 

When you move to the deeper structure, The bigger spoons are a good choice if you have located a school holding on the structure. Jigs, are also a good bet as you can keep them on the fish longer. Carolina rigs with big worms worked slow may get a strike. If the fish are suspended, deep crank baits need to be worked through them. Keep your eyes open for any schools feeding near the surface. A lipless crank bait worked under the feeding fish will get the bigger fish. 

Blue gills are eating crickets near cover in the creeks. For some reason, all the crickets we are buying this year are very small. Take a few extra when you go, these little ones are east for the fish to steal. 

Crappie are holding on the trash piles in 12 to 20 feet. Minnows are what they are eating. Working a Big Bite jig  in these schools will also work. 

Catfish are doing well on jugs using cut bait. Placing these in the creeks while fishing for blue gills is getting a good variety of fresh fish for the table. 

October 15th  is getting closer every day.. Visit  www.alclassic.com and get registered to fish our 22nd annual fundraising event. We do this to support research for terminal Niemann-Pic disease children and Darby’s Warrior Support where we take post 9/11 combat wounded and PTSD heroes hunting and fishing to acclimate them back into civilian life.  This year, Weigh5 is offering $500.00  to a lucky ticket holder. Every entry fee will receive two tickets with their entry fee. Tickets will be available for every one who wishes to support us for a $5.00 donation. We are praying to reach 200 teams. Contact me if you have questions. 

We are facing some changes in the way we handle our fish after they are weighed in. We are no longer allowed to release any tournament fish in the boat basin at Lake Point.  We will need to have each fisherman take their bag outside the basin and release them back in the creek on the way to trailer your boat. We can also take advantage of what the game biologists have suggested we do to lower the smaller fish population in the river. We can find a church or someone who would enjoy the fresh fish and put them on ice. We hold the key to control having bigger fish on a regular basis if we help to reduce the number of smaller fish. 

Be sure and be safe on the water on these hot days. Keep plenty of water with you and use sun screen. Take a youngster fishing, you will build memories that will last their life time. Pray for one another, our police, military,. and their families. 

God Bless & Good Fishn’
Capt. Sam
Hawks Fishing Guide Service
334 355 5057

God Bless & Good Fishin'
Capt. Sam
Hawks Fishing Guide Service
334.355.5057
www.hawksfishingguideservice.com
www.alclassic.com

Our Mission

Whether it's finding a cure, improving the quality of life or simply giving a helping hand, our goal is to not only raise money but to raise awareness.

Our team is dedicated to providing our community with a fun, safe and giving event year after year. Planning for an event doesn't start after the last one it starts during the last one. We are commited to our cause and doing our part one fish at a time.


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