Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 468.63 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is rising and will continue to rise for a few days.

Crappie fishing has been good but the fish will move with the higher water and be set up in the bushes again, use minnows and jigs in the spring craw color.

Bream are on the beds and guarding fry and they were up shallow and now have a lot of water over their heads.

Walleye were biting pretty well, but will move to the old brush line and bite when the water clears back up. Try using crawlers in 12 to 15 feet of water.

Catfish are eating pretty well with the new water and the flatheads are getting ready to spawn, use your favorite baits on jugs, trotlines or rod-and-reel.

Bass fishing is good on the points of the old brush line before they move back into the thick stuff. Try topwater baits and soft plastics otherwise and on windy days throw a spinnerbait.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 464.41 feet msl (normal conservation pool ? 462.04 msl).

(Updated 5-6-2015) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry lake is 1.01 feet below normal pool and falling. Black bass fishing is slow due to the weather. Try soft plastics up shallow when its calm, or fish spinnerbaits shallow if the wind is blowing. In deeper water, switch to a Carolina rig or Alabama rig. Crappie are either in the bushes, out in front of the bushes or over brush piles in 20 feet of water. It?s a different crappie bite every day. The walleye bite has picked up some dragging crawlers around in the main lake. No report on catfish. Bream fishing is improving with some bedding very shallow and the bigger fish out a little deeper. Try crickets and crawlers. Hybrids and whites are starting to move back to the main lake and will take in-line spinners, swim baits and spoons on humps and points.

(Updated 4-29-2015) Cody Smith at fishgreersferry.com (501-691-5701) said Greers Ferry is a couple feet over normal pool and falling slightly with daily generation. Water surface temperatures are ranging from 60 to 66 degrees. Walleyes are turning on and starting to feed back up. Focus on 8 to 18 feet of water with minnows and jigs. All of the active fish are north of the Narrows bridge. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are in some form of the spawn. Some fish have dropped their eggs while others are still staging to spawn on this coming full moon. Bluegill are coming shallow and getting ready for their first spawn of the year and using the Buck Brush and willows as cover. Crappie have been in and out off the bank spawning for a month now and most will finish their spawn on the upcoming moon. A few of these fish are moving out of spawning locations and getting on brush piles in 12 to 20 feet of water. Small jigs and minnows are working best tight lined vertically over brush.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 465.29 feet msl (normal conservation pool ? 462.04 msl).

(Updated 4-29-2015) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said The water level is 3.18 feet above normal pool and falling. The surface temperature is still on the cool side for this time of year. Hybrid and white bass are still spawning in the rivers and can be caught with topwater lures, grubs and Roadrunners. A few white bass are schooling in the lake as well. Bream are slow and haven?t really moved to the shallows yet. We?re still a couple of weeks from them getting good. Crappie fishing is good one day and bad the next. Most crappie have not spawned, so if we get a few warm days in a row, the bite should really pick up. No report on walleye. Bass fishing has been very slow. Most bass have not spawned and quite a few are still holding deeper in the prespawn phase. If we get some warm weather, bass fishing should improve quickly.

(Updated 4-29-2015) Cody Smith at fishgreersferry.com (501-691-5701) said Greers Ferry is a couple feet over normal pool and falling slightly with daily generation. Water surface temperatures are ranging from 60 to 66 degrees. Walleyes are turning on and starting to feed back up. Focus on 8 to 18 feet of water with minnows and jigs. All of the active fish are north of the Narrows bridge. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are in some form of the spawn. Some fish have dropped their eggs while others are still staging to spawn on this coming full moon. Bluegill are coming shallow and getting ready for their first spawn of the year and using the Buck Brush and willows as cover. Crappie have been in and out off the bank spawning for a month now and most will finish their spawn on the upcoming moon. A few of these fish are moving out of spawning locations and getting on brush piles in 12 to 20 feet of water. Small jigs and minnows are working best tight lined vertically over brush.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 459.72 feet msl (normal conservation pool ? 462.04 msl).

(Updated 2-11-2015) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 3.25 feet below normal pool and is falling. Hybrid and white bass fishing are still very good at different times throughout the day around the shad up the rivers and in the main lake. Try using spoons, in-line spinners, swim baits and hair jigs for the best results in 25-70 feet of water. Crappie are biting well on Beetle Spins, jigs and jigs tipped with minnows in the pole timber and over and around brush piles in water as deep as 50 feet. Walleye are showing up in the rivers; the males and just waiting on the females. Try crankbaits, drop shots and live bait. Bass fishing is good right on the bank on some days , the fish are scattered from there out to 70 feet of water. Try Alabama rigs, football head jigs, spoons and drop-shot rigs.

Increasing Fishing Habitat

The AGFC worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete a small habitat project on Greers Ferry Lake over teh winter. An expansion at Eden Isle’s parking area left many large stumps and rood wads to be discarded. Instead of burning or grinding them, the Corps loaded the wads on the AGFC Habitat Barge to be placed in the lake for fish attractors and cover. The GPS coordinates to these stumps, as well as all AGFC fish attractors, are available on the AGFC Interactive Map.