As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 470.87 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl Oct. 1-April 30; 463.04 msl May 1-June 1; 462.54 msl June 1-Sept. 30).
(updated 5-24-2017) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 470.84 feet msl. It’s coming up and going down with generation and is 8.3 feet above normal pool of 462.54 feet msl. The catching on the lake is good all over and will continue to be until it gets super-hot.
The walleye are in places that are hard to fish, on the inside and outside of the old bush line. Try dragging crawlers close to those on pea gravel flats.
As for bream, most are pretty shallow out to 12 feet eating small crankbaits, crawlers and crickets very well.
The crappie are hanging around the old bush line as well and in the standing pole timber grouped up and can be caught on beetle spins, jigs and minnows in 12-15 feet of water.
The black bass fishing is good on topwater baits, buzzbaits, flukes, crankbaits and spinnerbaits shallow. Most of the fish that went out deep have moved back shallow until the water gets warmer.
The hybrid and white bass are feeding off and on all day, and the generation helps as well as wind. Use spoons, in-line spinners, swimbaits and Alabama rigs. Stay around the shad in 25-45 feet of water for the best results.