Greers Ferry Fishing Report – May 29, 2014

Catfishing – Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 465.65 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 3.14 feet above normal pool and falling. The surface water temperature is in the mid-70s. Bass fishing is still going good in and around the bushes on buzzbaits, topwater baits, spinnerbaits, swim baits and Texas-rigged soft-plastics. Catfishing is not really as good as it should be with the lower water temps. Live bait and stink bait are working well in the off-colored water. A lot of the walleye are hanging around up shallow in the bushes, but are hard to target because of the snags. Try dragging a crawler right in front of the old brush line for the best bite. Bream are biting well all over the lake from inches of water out to 27 feet deep; try small crankbaits, flies, crawlers and crickets. All the river crappie are out in deeper water, but the lake fish can still be caught shallow in the bushes. Use roadrunners and jigs tipped with minnows. Hybrid and white bass fishing is great all over the lake with them eating shad and their fry; spoons, inline spinners and swim baits are working well from 23 to 44 feet deep.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – May 22, 2014

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 466.57 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is holding pretty steady with generation; it is 4 feet above normal pool. The surface water temperature is in the high 60s to lower 70s. The black bass bite is good with 50-60 fish days using spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, swimbaits and flipping jigs around bushes, as well as Carolina rigging in front of the bushes. The frog and topwater bite is going pretty good as well and should get better into the next month. Crappie up the rivers are moving out to deeper water, but the main lake crappie are still spawning and the main lake bite will be good in the bushes until mid-June. Catfish are eating all over the lake, even on artificial bait. The best bite should be in mid June, when the catfish start spawning. Bream fishing is great using crawlers and crickets all over the lake in pockets and steeper banks. Hybrid and white bass fishing is good all over the lake with some schooling going on in 44-48 feet of water; try spoons, inline spinners, top water baits and trolled crankbaits. The walleye bite has picked up but a lot are suspended and some are in the bushes and hard to fish for. The bite should be even better in a couple of weeks after the water warms just a bit more and they get out of the bushes.

Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said fishing is very good with fish shallow and in the bushes. The walleye bite over the past few weeks is as good as ever. live bait fished around brush anywhere from 4 to 22 feet deep are catching them. Spotted bass and smallmouth are schooling tightly together and are feeding well during short windows. Depths of 16 to 24 feet with some type of cover seems best. Lots of bream and shad are in the bushes, keeping the largemouths busy. Swim baits, flukes and floating worms are all producing many largemouths.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – May 15, 2014

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 465.52 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is rising with all the rain, and the surface temperature ranges from the high 60s to low 70s. Bass fishing is good shallow all over the lake for all three species, they are in all phases of the spawn and after the water settles, the fishing will be great for the next couple of weeks on any shallow method you would like to use. Crappie in the river are just about done spawning, but the main lake crappie are still doing their thing. The bite will be strong in the main lake bushes once the water stays steady. Catfishing is going good all over the lake. Bream are biting well in shallow areas, and should be getting ready to bed up. Walleye will be moving shallow, and will bite well over the next couple of weeks on chunk rock banks, on crawlers and some crankbaits. Hybrids and whites are going to be off the charts when the water settles; they had already started but the rise will make them get re-acclimated somewhat and the shad spawn has got them fired up.

Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said rain is bringing the water levels up. The overall bite on the reservoir has been really good and will return once the lake settles. Focus on newly flooded shoreline cover for all species. The walleye bite has been exceptional over the last few weeks with multiple limits being the norm. Largemouth bass are running the bushes chasing shad and sunfish. Smallmouth are starting to suspend adjacent to spawning locations and are feeding during early morning and late afternoon. Topwater walking baits and soft-plastic swim baits will play a huge roll once water clarity returns.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – May 8, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 465.20 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Greers Ferry Fishing Report

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is falling, and the surface water temperature is 62-65 degrees. Black bass will be making a major move to the bank to spawn on the coming full moon. That will be followed by the shad spawn near the bushes close to shore. Bass fishing should be great the next few weeks. The bream will make a major move with the bass as well; try crickets and crawlers. Catfish are eating everything from soap to bream to crawfish and even dog food; the bite has just started and will be really good as the moon rises as well. The walleye have been in a slump the last few days, but the bite will get better with the warmer nights. Hybrids and white bass are capitalizing on the shad spawn as well with good catches coming in. They seem to be in traditional areas about a month earlier than usual for some reason. The bite should be hot until the end of June, even longer if generation continues..

Jeff Mays of Anglers Outpost Guide Service (501-253-1905) said the lake has risen about 2 feet and the water is stained full of debris at the upper end. Surface water temperatures range 63-68 degrees and the fish are scattered with some postspawn fish suspending over the river channels. Bass and crappie are in all phases of spawn and can be caught shallow and out to 15-25 feet deep. Trolling jigs in popsicle color is working for most crappie anglers. Walleye are on the main lake flats and points.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – May 1, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 465.20 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is above normal pool and is rising. The surface water temperature is in the high 50s to mid-60s. Bass fishing is pretty good; males are roaming around in spawning areas, and the females will make the big move to the banks in the next two weeks or so. Catfish are biting well on trotlines and jigs baited with live and prepared bait all over the lake. Crappie are biting well; they are in all three stages of the spawn.Bream fishing is fair, but will be on fire by the next full moon. Walleye are slow after the storm and should rebound by the middle of next week. The white and hybrid bass are slow after the storm as well. As the water clears the bite will pick back up in the main lake.

Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said water levels are on the rise from the rain and storms. Lake levels are up 4 feet and slowly rising. The bite over the last week was incredible. Over the weekend I had 4 guide boats on the water which boated over 200 fish during two 5-hour trips. We caught 31 walleyes and a slough of spotted bass, largemouths and smallmouths. White bass and hybrids are biting in select areas as well. Live bait presentations are still best, however soft-plastic swimmers are running a close second.

Jeff Mays of Anglers Outpost Guide Service (501-253-1905) said the lake is near normal pool and rising with recent rain. The water temperatures are in the mid- to upper 50s and rising quickly. This week should see the temps reach the 60-degree mark in the upper part of the lake. Fish are responding well and moving into the 5- to 7-foot range. Black bass have been very active, while crappie seem to move in and out with the cold nights. Fluctuating conditions on the upper lake make for inconsistent action, with one day producing well and the next day not so well. The crappie spawn should peak soon with action in the buckbrush. Lots of fish are still holding in the pole timber.