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 1-28-2015) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said The water level is 2.23 feet below normal pool and is falling. The surface water temperature is in the 40s and is rising. Crappie are biting fairly well on minnows and jigs tipped with minnows. They are suspended 15 to 25 feet deep over 60 to 80 feet of water. Bass fishing is good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and jigs fished in deeper water. On sunny days, a spinnerbait, small crankbait or jighead worm can work in the shallows. Hybrids and white bass are biting well on shad all over the lake; find the bait and the fish will be close. Spoons, inline spinners, swim baits and hair jigs all work well for hybrids and whites. A few male walleye are being caught in various places in the rivers. With the warm up, good things are ahead; try grubs or a minnow on a jighead on the edges of the channel. Trolled crankbaits are working for walleye as well.
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 460.25 feet msl (normal conservation pool ? 462.04 msl).
(Updated 1-21-2015) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 1.73 feet below normal pool and falling. Hybrid and white bass are biting well all over the lake on spoons, hair jigs. in-line spinners and swim baits; look for bait and the fish will be close as they are staging for a run up the river arms. Crappie are biting well around pole timber and brush piles where some shad are hanging out in 15 to 50 feet of water; try jigs and jigs tipped with minnows or the old standby, a Beetle Spin or Road Runner. The walleye should be getting set up to feed since the water has cleared and the river walleye have traveled to their pre-spawn sites; try small minnows on a jighead, a bream on a Carolina rig, a jerkbait or a deep-running crankbait. Bass fishing is good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, football head jigs and Carolina rigs from right up on the bank out to 50 feet of water; try channel swings close to deep water and main river points.
(Updated 1-21-2015) Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com had no report.
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 460.44 feet msl (normal conservation pool ? 462.04 msl).
(Updated 1-14-2015) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 1.55 feet below normal pool and falling. The surface temperature ranges from the mid-40s to 50 degrees. The hybrid and white bass are still on a good feed and are biting spoons on sunny days and in-line spinners on cloudy days from 25- 70 feet. A few have even been found breaking the surface occassionally. Crappie are suspended and hitting jigs 15-50 feet deep, depending on the day. The bass fishing is going good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits near shallow water and on football jigs, Alabama rigs and Carolina rigs over deeper water. The walleye are on the move and should be holding over on points and bridge pilings on their way upriver. They should hit a jig tipped with a minnow or a trolled crankbait.
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 460.89 feet msl (normal conservation pool ? 462.04 msl).
(Updated 1-7-2015) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 1.11 feet below normal pool for this time of year and is rising. The surface water temperature is dropping quickly. Black bass are biting fairly well on certain days. Try spinnerbaits and small crankbaits shallow during the warmest part of the day, or try spoons, drop-shot rigs and football head jigs for deeper fish. No report on bream. The walleye made a move with all the fresh water starting to stage for an upstream run, try trolling big crankbaits. No report on catfish. Crappie are biting fairly well on grubs and Beetle Spins fished very slowly and on minnows, in 25 feet of water. The hybrid and white bass are eating well, as they usually do this time of year. The spoon bite going good all over the lake if the sun is shining and if it’s cloudy, an in-line spinner will work better. Some fish are on the surface at times really gorging themselves and the good bite should continue on through the winter.
(Updated 11-19-2014) Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said water surface temperatures have reached the upper 50s and low 60s across the reservoir. Fish of all species are feeding daily regardless of conditions. Prefrontal days with a little wind are great on steeper banks with rock and wood close to channel swings. Brush piles are still producing, however sunny days seem to be much better as the fish will really relate to the cover and are much more likely to be schooled tightly. Hybrids and white bass are staging and feeding with the shad that are pushed upriver on the north end and off the spawning flats on the south end. There’s very little traffic on the lake and a great bite leading into the winter.
Jeff Mays of Anglers Outpost Fishing (501-253-1905) had no report.
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 456.27 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).
Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said fall water temperatures have finally arrived and are pushing the shallow bite along. Water surface temps and amount of daylight are really spurring along the fall bite here on Greers Ferry. Surfacing action and the deep spoon bite for white bass and hybrids is really going well in most traditional fall feeding areas. Deeper holes on the north end and the mouths of most spawning flats on the south end are holding large numbers of feeding fish. Surfacing fish are more prolific on the north end while there is a decent to good bite all over the reservoir. Walleyes are starting to show up and are relating to the shad along with bottom in the 16- to 21-foot range. Our largemouth bass are finally abandoning their summer haunts and putting their nose on the bank while putting on the feed bag. Now is a great time to hit the reservoir.