Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – August 24, 2016
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 466.04 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 8-24-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 466.02 feet, which is 3.48 feet above normal pool of 462.54 feet and rising it has come up about 5½ feet. Unless its gets super-hot it should stay up through the fall, which would be out of the norm and anglers will have to do a little different thinking for the fall bite.
The black bass fishing is getting better by the day as new fish have come up with the water and cooler weather and water temperature. Use spinnerbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Use topwater plugs up in shallow water around the bushes. The deeper and in-between fish can be caught on C-rig, Texas rig, football head and jighead worms, etc. out to 30 feet of water.
The crappie are hanging around 10-25 feet of water, eating jigs and minnows around any wood, brush piles, pole timber, etc.
The bream will be spawning again with the next full moon, so fish real shallow out to about 27 feet of water with crawlers and crickets.
The walleye will eat crawlers and minnows and crankbaits in 12-27 feet of water.
The catfishing is going to be good all fall with a lot of fish moving shallow as well with the new stuff in the water. Use jugs, trotlines and rods and reels, with cut bait and live bait as well as prepared bait, on flats close to deep water.
The hybrid and white bass are coming to the top at different time of the day all over the lake and roaming or hanging around structure the rest of time as they are feeding pretty good. They will continue to do so with the bite getting better every day. Use topwater baits, swimbaits, spoons, in-line spinners and hair jigs for the best catching as well as live bait, but artificial seems to be out-catching again now.