July 4th Fireworks Display for 2016

The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate one of the largest fireworks displays in Arkansas over spectacular Greers Ferry Lake. Join us by car or boat on Saturday, July 2nd to view the 2016 Fireworks Extravaganza on the shores of Sandy Beach in Heber Springs.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – June 22, 2016

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – June 22, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.85 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 6-22-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said lake biologists opened the rearing pond on the lake Monday, turning the thread fin shad lose in the lake that they had turned lose in it to spawn, which should populate the middle part of the lake with shad real well.

The black bass fishing is going good with a few fish shallow and a few still in between and headed out deep as the water warms. Some schooling is still going on in various parts of the lake with the black bass, and even some are following underneath the hybrids for an easy meal. Try Texas rigged worms, rigs and football heads for the deeper fish, spinnerbaits and small crankbaits for the shallow fish and a shaky head for the fish in between.

The crappie are good in the pole timber and over brush piles suspended 15-25 feet deep and can be caught on minnows and jigs or a combination of both.

The catfish are eating well all over the lake on a variety of baits and methods.

The walleye are in 15-28 feet of water; try dragging crawlers and/or crankbaits for the best results.

The bream are eating well on small crankbaits, in-line spinners, crickets and crawlers in 1-20 feet of water.

The hybrid and white bass are eating well on and off during the day with early morning and late evening being the best. Some good action is going on through the middle of the day, though.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – June 15, 2016

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – June 15, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.30 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 6-15-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 462.29 feet and falling from evaporation, and generation it is 0.25 feet below normal pool of 462.54 feet.

The bream fishing is good all over the lake in and around bedding areas; try crickets and crawlers from 1 foot out to 18 feet of water.

The catfishing is good all over the lake as well on all three species. Rod and reels, jugs and trotlines are all working. Try using any cut or live bait for the best results.

The crappie are pretty much done spawning now and can be caught around pole timber or in or around brush piles suspended or on the bottom. Try using jig or jigs tipped with minnows in 15-25 feet of water.

The bass fishing is good on all four species on ledges, in and around brush piles or in the pole timber as well as humps and creek bends. Texas rigged worms, C-rigs, crankbaits and swimbaits are working as well as topwater baits. There are always fish shallow any time of year. Flip or pitch baits around bushes – topwater baits, or small crankbaits and, on some days, spinnerbaits.

The walleye bite is steady on certain areas of the lake with the right combination of things together in the water. They will be hanging out in 22-28 feet of water. If they are on the bottom, drag crawlers around; if not, use crankbaits for when they are suspended.

The hybrid and white bass are eating well on and off all day long. Some are schooling at different times as well. Use topwater baits for those and when they are down, concentrate in 25-40 feet of water using spoons, in-line spinners, swimbaits and live bait.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – June 8, 2016

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – June 8, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.75 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 6-8-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said said the water level is 462.75 feet msl, or 0.21 feet above normal pool of 462.54 feet for the June 1-Sept. 30 period.

All three species of the black basses are still not set up in their summertime mode yet as the water has still been a little cool and a lot are in between and some have gone back shallow to chase bream and shad. Spinnerbaits, small crankbaits and pitching baits as well as topwaters are working good for the shallow fish. Jigs, jighead worms and topwaters are working on the in-between fish, and C-rigs and Texas rigs are working for the deeper fish. The best summer ledge and brush pile bite is when the water will reach 80 degrees.

The crappie are suspended shallower than normal in 5-12 feet of water as the cooler weather has played a part as well, but they are still around pole timber, brush piles and docks.

The walleye bite should be OK dragging crawlers around in 12-18 down to 20 feet of water. On high sunny days use a crankbait as they will be suspended, you just have to hunt them.

The catfish bite has slowed for some reason, but try cut bait and live bait on jugs and lines or even rod and reels at night in 12-30 feet of water.

Bream will be spawning again on this moon coming up, and some are still guarding fry and can be caught on crickets, crawlers, small crankbaits and in-line spinners from real shallow out to 18 feet of water.

The hybrid and white bass are feeding well all over the lake chasing shad early and late and during generation periods. Try topwater baits, spoons, in-line spinners, hair jigs and live bait for the best action. The nighttime bite will pick up with some warmer weather.

 
(updated 5-25-2016) Cody Smith of Fish Greers Ferry guide service reports that the lake is starting to slowly settle into its summer pattern. Rising water over the past few weeks sent the first wave of offshore fish back to the bank; over the last week they have pushed back out and are setting up nicely on brush piles and Corps habitat. Surface temperatures are in the low 70s lake-wide with good water color and clarity. Shallow fish are highly pressured and seem to be scattered at best in shoreline cover. The walleye bite is good right now with a limit to a couple limits showing up with regularity. Fourteen to 22 feet around staging bluegills has been his best pattern. White bass and some hybrids are sporadically surfacing throughout the morning and evenings. The lack of baitfish in the reservoir is resulting in very little surface activity as there is not enough shad to push and corral.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – June 1, 1016

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – June 1, 1016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.52 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 6-1-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is is 0,02 feet below normal pool of 462.54 feet for the period of June through September. The water temperature is still in the mid-70s.

The bass fishing is good shallow out to 30 feet of water as a lot of fish are setting up for the summer, but some have gone back shallow to eat bream that are bedding along the bank, and some fish are hanging out at mid-depths as well. All are eating a variety of baits. Some schooling is going on as well; try buzzbaits and topwater baits, all day-rig’s and Texas rigs for the deeper fish, jighead worms, spinnerbaits and small crankbaits.

The bream are guarding fry and can be caught with crickets and crawlers from real shallow out to 20 feet of water.

With crappie, some are still spawning in the lake and the rest are post-spawn and are hanging out in the pole timber and in and around and over brush piles in 15-20 feet of water and can be caught on minnows and jigs.

The catfish are eating well all over the lake on live and cut bait, baited on jugs, lines and rod and reels at various depths.

The walleye are eating crawlers and crankbaits drug from 6 feet out to 18 feet on gravel flats.

The hybrid and white bass are chewing all over the lake, and can be caught on top and out to 35 feet of water on topwater baits, in-line spinners, spoons and live bait.
(updated 5-25-2016) Cody Smith of Fish Greers Ferry guide service reports that the lake is starting to slowly settle into its summer pattern. Rising water over the past few weeks sent the first wave of offshore fish back to the bank; over the last week they have pushed back out and are setting up nicely on brush piles and Corps habitat. Surface temperatures are in the low 70s lake-wide with good water color and clarity. Shallow fish are highly pressured and seem to be scattered at best in shoreline cover. The walleye bite is good right now with a limit to a couple limits showing up with regularity. Fourteen to 22 feet around staging bluegills has been his best pattern. White bass and some hybrids are sporadically surfacing throughout the morning and evenings. The lack of baitfish in the reservoir is resulting in very little surface activity as there is not enough shad to push and corral.