Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – September 5, 2018

Greers Ferry Lake

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 460.52 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).

Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake as of Tuesday evening was at 460.40 feet msl and falling with generation. It is 2.17 feet below normal pool of 462.54 feet msl. The catching is good overall, it is just a timing issue – being there or staying there when they feed, as it will happen off and on all day now (and sometimes go on all day), according to wind, weather, etc. But if you are pushed for time, you can miss it hopping around trying to make something happen. The best thing is find the bait and stay put – patience is key.

The crappie are eating in the pole timber and some are following white bass and hybrid bass around as well. The pole timber fish and brush pile fish can be caught with minnows, jigs, and jigs tipped with minnows in 12-26 feet of water.

The catfish are eating all around the lake on a variety of baits and techniques.

The black bass are eating spinnerbaits in wind. Some are schooling, some are right on the bank, some mid-depths, some out in 45 feet of water. Try topwater baits, jigs, small crankbaits, football heads tipped with a worm, Texas-rigged worms and a C-rig with a Senko for the best overall bite.

Bream are eating crickets, crawlers and small crankbaits and inline spinners.

Walleye are eating crawlers drug around in 12-26 feet of water on a jighead, drop-shot rig, and spoons.

The hybrid and white bass are eating inline spinners, spoons, topwater baits, swimbaits and the Texas Tornado. Fishing vertical is best at this time, with the horizontal bite picking up every day in 23-55 feet.

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