Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – April 8, 2020

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 465.66 feet msl (normal conservation pool: 462.54 feet msl).

(updated 4-8-2020) Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 465.69 feet msl. That is 3.65 feet above normal pool of 462.04 feet msl for this time of year and falling with generation. The hybrid and white bass catching is off the charts and will continue to be until sometime in June; use grubs, inline spinners, Road Runners, topwater baits. They are all over rivers and the lake from super shallow out to 30 feet. Crappie are in all three phases from super shallow out to 30 feet and all in between; use grubs, jigs, live bait and crankbaits. Walleye are scattered as well eating good all over. Try live baits, crawlers, minnows, grubs, flukes and drop-shots. They’re found from super shallow out to 25 feet. All species of black bass here are on same trend; use what you are comfortable catching on and/or use something you’re not good at catching on and learn, Tommy suggests. “The good bite will continue until late June as well,” he says. Bream are really heating up all over on crawlers, crickets, small crankbaits and inline spinners. Catfish are real good all over as well. In the photo, Bret Ballard of Edgemont, Arkansas, is shown late in the day with a couple of the nice white bass he caught on the lake with Tommy recently.

(updated 4-8-2020) Fish ‘N’ Stuff (501-834-5733) in Sherwood says the lake is 3 feet high, and the water is stained to clear. Crappie are excellent. They are being caught in shallow water, around 5-8 feet depth. Best baits to catch them have been 1/8-ounce Blakemore Road Runners in white/chartreuse and pink/chartreuse colors. They’re biting around the brushpiles. Bass are excellent. They’re catching them with Carolina rigs in green pumpkin color in 10-12 feet and with peanut butter and jelly jigs at 7-8 feet. No reports on catfish or bream. Walleye are doing well on the humps using drop-shot nightcrawlers.

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