Greers Ferry Fishing Report – May 8, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 465.20 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Greers Ferry Fishing Report

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is falling, and the surface water temperature is 62-65 degrees. Black bass will be making a major move to the bank to spawn on the coming full moon. That will be followed by the shad spawn near the bushes close to shore. Bass fishing should be great the next few weeks. The bream will make a major move with the bass as well; try crickets and crawlers. Catfish are eating everything from soap to bream to crawfish and even dog food; the bite has just started and will be really good as the moon rises as well. The walleye have been in a slump the last few days, but the bite will get better with the warmer nights. Hybrids and white bass are capitalizing on the shad spawn as well with good catches coming in. They seem to be in traditional areas about a month earlier than usual for some reason. The bite should be hot until the end of June, even longer if generation continues..

Jeff Mays of Anglers Outpost Guide Service (501-253-1905) said the lake has risen about 2 feet and the water is stained full of debris at the upper end. Surface water temperatures range 63-68 degrees and the fish are scattered with some postspawn fish suspending over the river channels. Bass and crappie are in all phases of spawn and can be caught shallow and out to 15-25 feet deep. Trolling jigs in popsicle color is working for most crappie anglers. Walleye are on the main lake flats and points.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – May 1, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 465.20 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is above normal pool and is rising. The surface water temperature is in the high 50s to mid-60s. Bass fishing is pretty good; males are roaming around in spawning areas, and the females will make the big move to the banks in the next two weeks or so. Catfish are biting well on trotlines and jigs baited with live and prepared bait all over the lake. Crappie are biting well; they are in all three stages of the spawn.Bream fishing is fair, but will be on fire by the next full moon. Walleye are slow after the storm and should rebound by the middle of next week. The white and hybrid bass are slow after the storm as well. As the water clears the bite will pick back up in the main lake.

Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said water levels are on the rise from the rain and storms. Lake levels are up 4 feet and slowly rising. The bite over the last week was incredible. Over the weekend I had 4 guide boats on the water which boated over 200 fish during two 5-hour trips. We caught 31 walleyes and a slough of spotted bass, largemouths and smallmouths. White bass and hybrids are biting in select areas as well. Live bait presentations are still best, however soft-plastic swimmers are running a close second.

Jeff Mays of Anglers Outpost Guide Service (501-253-1905) said the lake is near normal pool and rising with recent rain. The water temperatures are in the mid- to upper 50s and rising quickly. This week should see the temps reach the 60-degree mark in the upper part of the lake. Fish are responding well and moving into the 5- to 7-foot range. Black bass have been very active, while crappie seem to move in and out with the cold nights. Fluctuating conditions on the upper lake make for inconsistent action, with one day producing well and the next day not so well. The crappie spawn should peak soon with action in the buckbrush. Lots of fish are still holding in the pole timber.

Fishing Report – April 24, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.53 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

April Crappie

Not a keeper this time.

Fishing Report from Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 0.13 feet above normal pool and falling. Surface water temperature ranges from the mid-60s to 70 degrees. Bass fishing is good with fish in all stages of the spawn. Topwater and wake baits are working well for post-spawn fish. Bedding fish and prespawn fish will hit wacky rigs, flukes and floating worms. The bite will be great the next few weeks. Bream are biting nightcrawlers, crickets and crankbaits, most have not gone shallow yet but will be in the next couple days and the bite will be good. Catfish are biting well on live bait fished on rod-and-reel, jugs and trotlines. The catfish bite has just started picking up, and will get better as the year goes on. Crappie are in all stages of their spawn; try jigs or minnows fished in the brush up the rivers. Walleye are on the feed, some are lingering up the rivers and eating a variety of baits. The lake walleye are going great with next two weeks promising to be some of the best walleye fishing of the year. Hybrid and white bass are eating well all over the lake; some are still spawning up the rivers and for the most part the hybrids have dumped their eggs. The main lake bite is starting to get good and will be better in the next 10 or so days.

Fishing Report – April 17, 2014

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.99 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.50 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 0.45 feet above normal pool and is rising. The surface water temperature is 49 to 57 degrees. The main lake hybrids and white bass are going pretty good, but the river bite slowed with the cool weather; try spoons ,in-line spinners, grubs, and jerk baits. The crappie bite seems to be better in the dirtier water on minnows; try really shallow around brush up the rivers. Not much report on bream as they are just now pulling up shallow. Some straggler walleye are still being caught in the river and a few are being picked up in the lake on grubs and spoons, but it’s fairly slow. Bass fishing slowed with the cold front; each day is different. The fish on steep banks are a bit more consistent. Try jigs, crankbaits, Alabama rigs and a jighead worm.

Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said visibility in the lower section of the reservoir is as great as 15 feet with 6 to 8 feet of visibility over much of the reservoir. Wind has been key to finding and staying on an active bite. Most all species are in full blown spawn. Walleyes, crappie, smallmouth, spotted bass and largemouth are being taken on a variety of baits fished from the bank to 14 feet of water. Most walleyes are still milting and some are still dropping eggs. Whites and hybrids are still up the creeks, rivers and on some main lake flats finishing up their spawn as well. Stay shallow and chase the wind for a good bite.
Jeff Mays of Anglers Outpost Guide Service (501-253-1905) said the lake is near normal pool and rising with recent rain. The water temperatures are in the mid- to upper 50s and rising quickly. This week should see the temps reach the 60-degree mark in the upper part of the lake. Fish are responding well and moving into the 5- to 7-foot range. Black bass have been very active, while crappie seem to move in and out with the cold nights. Fluctuating conditions on the upper lake make for inconsistent action, with one day producing well and the next day not so well. The crappie spawn should peak soon with action in the buckbrush. Lots of fish are still holding in the pole timber.

Fishing Report – April 10, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.53 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.50 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is .01 feet above normal pool and rising. The surface water temperature is 50-56 degrees and warming. Crappie are still hit-and-miss; try fishing in front of brush along steep banks on cloudy days and in tight to the wood on sunny days. Walleye have finished spawning in the river, but are slow getting back to the lake; the best bet right now for walleye is slowly dragging minnows on jigheads in 35-40 feet of water. No report on bream. Bass fishing is good with a lot of smaller males moving shallow to make beds. Female bass are sitting at the first drop to deeper water outside spawning flats, waiting for a little warmer water.Try spinnerbaits, jigs, chatterbaits and Alabama rigs on the first drop to deep water to target the larger fish. No report on catfish. White bass and hybrid bass can be caught up all rivers and creeks and some big hybrids in the main lake; try using grubs, jerk baits and in-line spinners.