Fishing Report – January 30, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.55 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 0.99 feet below normal pool of 462.54 feet and the water temperature is 39 to 45 degrees. Bass fishing is improving every day with the longer days. Jerk baits, Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits are all working well. Alabama rigs are working on suspended fish; stay around the shad. Crappie are biting fairly well on Road Runners and jigs tipped with minnows in 18 to 30 feet of water, suspended in the pole timber. No report on catfish. Walleye fishing is just on the verge of getting good. Many are ready to spawn and some are still on the move upriver. A few good days of sun, and we should see some very good action. No report on bream.The hybrid and white bass bite is good on spoons and in-line spinners in and around all the major feeders on the lake in 43 to 47 feet of water.

Fishing Report – January 23, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.18 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is falling, and the surface temperature is in the high 30s to low 40s.The river walleye are staging for their spawn and are on the move due to longer days, the lake walleye are just hanging out in the lake. The bite is slow overall, but the river fish will feed fairly well soon, as they can spawn in 43 degree water. Try slow trolled crankbaits and jigs tipped with minnows. The bass fishing is good if you can find them; the best baits are crankbaits and Alabama rigs fished in 45-50 feet of water. No report on catfish. Crappie are suspended in the timber and over brush piles in 15-25 feet of water and will bite Road Runners and jigs tipped with minnows. No report on bream. The hybrid and white bass are still biting fairly well in different parts of the lake on hair jigs, spoons, in-line spinners and swim baits; they are staging for their spawn. Try looking for bait and fish from 43 to 70 feet deep.

Fishing Report – January 16, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.82 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at greers ferry is falling with a lot of generation. The surface water temperature has been in the high 30s up to 44 degrees. The hybrid and white bass fishing is still going good and getting better every day. The edges of muddy and clear water are where the best bite will be on spoons, hair jigs in-line spinners and Alabama rigs. Try from 43 feet out to 70 feet the best results. Crappie are biting minnows and jigs; they are suspended in the pole timber and over bush piles 15-25 feet deep. Bass fishing hit a snag with the cold weather and muddy water, but is picking back up on bluff walls and out deep on Alabama rigs and crankbaits as well as a football head jigs and spoons. No report on bream. Walleye are on the move to he main feeders and smaller creeks. The walleye should be ready to drop eggs soon; try tolling crankbaits and using a grub, jerk bait or jig tipped with a minnow. No report on catfish.

Fishing Report – January 9, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.82 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 0.71 feet below normal pool and falling. The surface water temperature ranges from frozen over to 45 degrees. Hybrid and white bass are still eating well on shad in early staging areas part way up all rivers on humps and points. They’re also out deep in the main lake (up to 70 feet deep). The river fish are 40-48 feet and all are eating spoons, in-line spinners and hair jigs as well as swim baits and Alabama rigs. Crappie are biting on and off over brush piles and in the pole timber 18-25 feet deep over deeper water on minnows and jigs. The walleye are on the move and the first fish should be showing up in the rivers soon as the bigger females are ready to go. They may spawn as soon as 43 water temperature hits, try jerk baits,crankbaits,bream and minnows; the bite will be better on cloudy days with a slow presentation. Key on the sharp edges of breaks in the river. Bass fishing is good on Alabama rigs and crankbaits. Most bass are suspended, so focus on swimming an Alabama rig or crankbait through them. Some fish are on the bluffs, and can be caught on football head jigs and tube baits.
eff Mays of Anglers Outpost Guide Service (501-253-1905) had no report.