Greers Ferry Fishing Report July 31, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.70 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).
Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is falling. Bream fishing is good in shallow water, and as deep as 27 feet in brush piles where the water is clear; crickets and crawlers are working well. Catfishing has slowed somewhat with them moving to a little deeper water. Bass fishing is in full summertime mode with fish suspended in and around brush piles, pole timber and almost all woody cover from shallow out to 50 feet of water on Alabama rigs, Texas-rigged worms, Carolina rigs and football head jigs. Walleye are deeper and feeding a lot more at night this time of year. They are hanging around brush piles and out on deeper drops out to 50 feet on bright days. Try vertical jigging spoons, dragging nightcrawlers or trolling deep-diving crankbaits. The hybrid and white bass bite is still going pretty well out to 50 feet on spoons, in-line spinners and swim baits; find the shad and the fish will be close.
Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said water surface temperatures are ranging from 79 to 84 degrees. With moderate summer temperatures our fish are well ahead of pace for the early fall bite. Many baitfish are still only halfway to a third of the way out of the creeks and tributaries. Looking at the extended forecast, I don’t believe they are ever going to make it out on the main lake in earnest. Some fish are in the brush feeding on bluegills and crawfish while others are suspended and hanging in pole timber and structure breaks adjacent to the bulk of our shad. Live bait offerings with a vertical presentation are working well with the suspended fish. Glitter Spinners and small swim baits are producing.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – July 24, 2014

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.70 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).
Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 1.4 feet below normal pool and falling slowly. Hybrid and white bass continue to feed well early in the morning and during different times throughout the day. Find the shad and the fish will be close; use swim baits, spoons and inline spinners in 25-50 feet of water for the best results. Crappie are biting well on jigs and jigs tipped with minnows in brush about 15-30 feet deep. Catfishing has slowed; try live or prepared bait on jugs, trotlines and rod-and-reel on flats close to deep water. Bream areout on brush in 20-25 feet of water, and will bite well on tightlined crickets. Bass fishing is good on topwater lures, Texas-rigged worms, jigs and drop-shot worms as well as Alabama rigs.
Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said the cooler days been nice to enjoy the water. Six to eight different species of fish are being boated every trip out on my live bait trips. Bass and crappie are biting well on artificial lures, too. Some fish are starting to really suspend with the bait while others are still relating to the bottom and brush piles in 14 to 20 feet of water. Very small shad are finally coming off the shore and out of there spawning locations. Surface-breaking fish can be found in limited windows, but the deeper bite is much more consistent. Walleyes are really starting to transition into mid depths, focusing heavily on the tiny, 1/2-inch shad.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – July 17, 2014

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.70 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).
Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry is 0.73 feet below normal pool and falling. Hybrid and white bass are excellent all over the lake throughout the day; they can be caught in and around bait fish, and some are coming up on top as well. Try topwater baits, in-line spinners, swim baits and Rinky Dinks around baitfish in 25-50 feet of water. Bream are still on beds and can be caught with crickets and crawlers up pretty shallow all over the lake on pea gravel banks. Crappie are hanging out in pole timber and in and around brush piles 15-30 feet deep; they can be caught on jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Catfishing is going great on rod-and-reel and baited lines and jugs all over the lake with dog food, soap and live bait; try flats next to deep water. Walleye are biting pretty well on cloudy days , but are scattered on flats; try using small jigs, trolled crawlers and crankbaits in 12-30 feet of water. Black bass are scattered all over the water column from real shallow out to 50 feet of water. Try Alabama rigs, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs and football head jigs deep. For the shallow fish, use topwater baits, small crankbaits, and spinnerbaits.
Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said Greers Ferry is currently at normal pool and holding steady with a slight fall during daily releases at the dam. Water surface temperatures are still hovering in the upper 70s to lower 80s. This has some of our shad still shallow, with the majority starting to settle out deeper. However, there is a feeding window shallow early with the shad in our major creeks and tributaries. Once the early morning shad bite is over, it’s time to move to 18-35 feet of water in and around brush. Walleyes, smallmouth, spotted bass, Largemouth, catfish and some of our larger bull bream are coming in daily. White bass and hybrids are finally starting to really show themselves up top in select areas; find the shad and you’ll find the fish.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – July 10, 2014

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.52 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).
Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at greers ferry lake is falling with generation. Catfishing is good all over the lake with good catches coming in on rod and reels, jugs and trotlines baited with bream, stink bait, soap and dog food. The bream action is good with the full moon, they will be spawning and guarding fry, and eating up shallow on crickets and crawlers and even some small crankbaits. Crappie are in the pole timber and biting during the day and at night under lights, as well as over brush piles 15-25 feet deep on minnows and jigs. Walleye have been scattered on flats with all the cloud cover and storms and are eating crank baits and crawlers in 12-35 feet of water next to deep water , try small chunk rock for the best results. Bass fishing is good. There are not a lot of big fish coming in but a 5 pounder will show up every now and then from deep water. Drag a football head, Carolina rig or Alabama rig on ledges as deep as 50 feet. Shallow fish can be caught on topwater lures, some are even schooling. Spinnerbaits, small crankbaits, jighead worms and Texas rigs are still working as well. Hybrid and white bass fishing can be good on topwater baits and vertical fishing at different times during the day. Find bait fish and stay with them in water 25-50 feet deep and be patient to catch them.