As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 469.95 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 5-10-2017) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 470.03 feet and has just about leveled off it is more than 8 feet above normal pool, and we will remain over pool for a while.
The bass fishing is good all over the lake with lots of small fish seeming to be the norm at present. But the bigger fish are in kind of a post-spawn funk. The bigger fish bite should pick back up over the next few days as they get acclimated to the rise and move back shallow to feed. Try buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics, jigs and swimbaits, or a gizit now in the old shore line, or use a Carolina rig out in front. A lot of fish are being picked up around the shad spawn as well.
The bream are bedding; use crickets, crawlers and small crankbaits.
The crappie are holding in the old bush line and around any wood, and they’re eating minnows and jigs.
Catfishing is very good overall all over the lake on jugs, trotlines and with rod and reel, on a variety of baits.
Walleye are a little slow as they are getting acclimated as well after the rise, and when it clears, the bite will be good on crawlers drug around in bald spots on pea gravel points and humps.
The hybrid and white bass bite is good around the shad spawn and in guts of creeks, points and humps in the lake. Look for clear water and shad, try in-line spinners, spoons, swimbaits and topwater lures.