Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – March 28, 2018

Greers Ferry Lake

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 463.02 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 3-28-2018) Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said that as of 2:14 pm Tuesday, Greers Ferry Lake was at 462.58 feet msl and falling. It is 0.54 feet above normal pool for a few hours as the rain that was starting to fall heavy will add water to the lake. The Army Corps of Engineers is wanting to keep it 1 foot above normal pool if they can. We should get a rise of about 3 feet from this rain if forecasts hold.

The catching overall is good around the lake, about normal for this time of year, as rains and cold fronts affect the overall bite and spawn.

The black bass are eating a variety of baits from super shallow out to 45 feet, as some stay shallow all year and some have moved shallower now. They can be caught with spinnerbaits, bladed jigs, small crankbaits and jigs in shallow water; spinnerbaits, jighead worms and jigs at mid-depth; and Carolina rigs and football heads as well as spoons in deep water.

As for crappie, some are shallow, some are mid-depth and some are still deep. Use jigs or jigs tipped with minnows for most of them; all the deeper fish can be caught in the pole timber slow-rolling a beetle spin.

The catfish bite is picking up, Tommy says he’s been told, all around the lake.

The hybrid bass and white bass are on and off hour to hour. Some whites have spawned while others have not. Some hybrids are scattered in rivers and creeks, and the rest are staying in lake. The deep bite is more constant at best with spoons, inline spinners and Alabama rigs; for the shallow fish, grubs, inline spinners and small swimbaits are working best.

Some walleye are still being caught in the rivers as they are not all done spawning and the lake fish have picked up as well with the clearing water. Stay in the lake for now, then when mud gets there go back to the rivers. Until it happens again, try crankbaits, grubs, jigheads with minnow, drop-shots with small minnow imitation or grubs for the best bite in the lake or rivers.

Bream are being seen floating around docks and some even shallow. Try small crankbaits, grubs or crickets

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