As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 460.82 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 4-5-2017) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is about a foot below normal pool. Work continues on the dam gates.
The bass fishing is good with a lot of fish being caught all over the water cilium and all depths, with fish in the bushes out to 30 feet. Use spinnerbaits, traps, jigs, C-rigs Texas rigs, wacky rigs, small crankbaits and flukes.
The bream are moving up as well and can be caught on small crankbaits, crawlers and crickets.
Catfish are being caught all over the lake as the blue bite is best with them being caught on cut bait.
The crappie have improved a lot and have moved up with the water level, and fisherman can target the fish better around the bushes in the rivers and main lake on minnows, small crankbaits and jigs.
The river walleye are finishing up and headed out on their journey back to the lake. The lake fish will be more active from now until June as they will try and spawn in the lake. Use jigs tipped with minnows, grubs and the like on drop-shots, and use crankbaits as well.
The hybrid and white bass fishing is good all over the lake as a bunch of whites have spawned and some hybrids are trying to eat their young up the rivers and dump their eggs. The rest are in the lake trying to dump their eggs around the shoreline bushes, while a lot of the lake whites have moved into the smaller creeks and the rest of the fish are on structure. Use grubs, flies, in-line spinners and topwater baits for the river and creek fish; use spoons, in-line spinners and swimbaits for the others.