Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – October 3, 2018

Greers Ferry Lake

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 459.67 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).

(updated 10-3-2018) Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 459.68 feet msl and falling. It is 2.36 feet below normal pool for this time of year of 462.04 feet msl, and it will continue to fall during generation with this hot weather. The catching is good overall if you stay around the shad and will get easier every day and we move more toward fall. Some of the fish have moved shallow while with others the thermocline has pushed them deeper – the thermocline has sunk more, as always happens in early fall here. The Team Bass Championship should be fun to all who participate and watch this weekend.

The black bass are good on certain areas that contain shad or are close to them. A lot of baits are working from super shallow out to 55 feet, just pick your poison and stay around shad on any part of the lake (as we have a lot!).

The crappie are still going good around any wood, while a lot are being caught just in open water 12-30 feet deep on minnows or jigs.

Walleye are hit or miss; find them on your electronics and try and stay with them, and some can be caught on crawlers on jigheads, drop-shots, spoons and crankbaits in 18-55 feet of water.

Bream are still good on crickets, crawlers, inline spinners, small crankbaits and flies.

Catfish catching is still going good for the ones pursuing them as they all have had a good catching year this year. Any bait you would normally use is working all over the lake.

The hybrid and white bass fishing is going good all day at various times all up and down the lake on spoons, inline spinners, swimbaits, Alabama rigs, grubs and topwater baits from the surface out to 55 feet of water. Just stay around the shad.