Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – April 1, 2020

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 465.60 feet msl (normal conservation pool: 462.54 feet msl).

(updated 4-1-2020) Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake on Tuesday was at 465.22 feet msl and coming up. The Army Corps of Engineers is generating and it is keeping the water at bay somewhat, “but it jumps back going up when they let off. Expect the same in the week ahead.” (This picture of Bobby Defore holding this beautiful hybrid bass caught in the main lake is showing the lake is fishing well, as well as our main rivers and creeks.) Crappie catching is going on all over from super shallow out to 15-18 feet of water. Spring craw color jigs, minnows, crankaits, inline spinners and beetle spins working. Walleye are eating scattered all over the place – main lake, up the rivers and even already up in the bushes in parts of main lake as well. Swimbaits, flukes, grubs, crankbaits, jerkbaits and live bait are working. Bream are roaming around, feeding from super shallow out to 15 feet of water on a variety of baits. Catfish will eat right now, especially in areas with lots of inflow, as spring has sprung. Use your favorite baits for the cats. Some black bass are spawning, while some a long ways to go before they do, and lots are in between. “Just keep whatever you like to throw wet and you will get bit, as baits they like are changing hour by hour now. Lots of big fish are being caught, brown ones, black ones, spots, and meanmouth as well, from super shallow out to 30 feet of water,” Tommy reports. Hybrid bass and white bass are really chewing and being caught uprivers and certain places and certain patterns in main lake – grubs, inline spinners, swimbaits, topwaters and live bait are working. Most of the fish are wanting a horizontal technique rather than a vertical one right now, Tommy says.

(updated 4-1-2020) Fish ‘N’ Stuff (501-834-5733) in Sherwood says the lake is 2 feet high and “pretty clear.” Surface temperature is 55 degrees. Smallmouth bass are good on Carolina rigs, Gitzit bait in peanut butter and jelly color, and Finesses Jigs in peanut butter and jelly color. Largemouth bass are good on Senkos around the buckbrush. Crappie fishing is good on pink/chartreuse Blakemore Road Runners in 1/16-ounce weight. Fish around the bushes.

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