Eufaula known as Bass Capital of the World

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EUFAULA, Ala. (WDHN) — Eufaula is known as the Bass Capital of the World.

Prior to this week, it’s been an extremely dry spring which has brought thousands of anglers to the big lake. On any given weekend, there are fishermen from across the southeast and beyond trying their luck in the pristine waters. For Su and Ku Yang, who own Young Big Mouth’s bait shop near the lake. Folks are looking to land the big one.

“People are looking for minnows, crickets, worms. Tournament people are looking for plastic bait,” Su Yang said.

“They are looking for baits, fishing is big in this town and looking for a lot of tournaments,” Ku Yang said.

Eufaula Chamber of Commerce officials said fishing is literally the lifeblood to the county seat of Barbour County.

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