Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – December 12, 2018

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.97 feet msl (normal conservation pool: 462.04 feet msl Oct. 1-April 30; 463.04 feet msl May 1-June 1; 462.54 feet msl June 1-Sept. 30).

(updated 12-12-2018) Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 462.01 feet msl. It is 0.03 feet below normal pool of 462.04 feet msl and staying pretty steady at present, but Tommy says he’s sure the expected rain will change that. He says, “We are pretty much in winter pattern. Some fish are still shallow and live that way all year, for the most part just some of the black basses.”

The crappie catching seems to be still good in 15-30 feet of water; use jigs or minnows fished vertical.

No report on catfish.

As for black bass, some are super shallow on out to 60 feet. The loners will eat small crankbaits and spinnerbaits up shallow, or a jig. The deeper fish can be caught on a football head jig, C-rig or jighead worm for the most part, with a hair jig coming into play as well or a wacky rig.

No reports on bream.

As for walleye, the river fish have got spawning on their mind this time of year and begin their travels up lake. Troll big crankbaits for the best bite, or use a minnow on a jighead or spoon fished vertical.

Hybrid and white bass are eating off and on all day in 25-60 feet of water with some topwater action as well. Use spoons, inline spinners or a hair jig with a grub..

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