As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 455.36 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 2-2-2017) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is still almost 7 feet below normal pool staying pretty steady at present. The fishing and catching is good here and will improve every day as the sun warms the water and the days are getting longer.
The hybrid and white bass bite is good on spoons, in-line spinners, swimbaits and hair jigs from 25-70 feet deep. Look for shad and the fish will be close.
Some walleye are eating upriver now as the river run fish will be spawning soon; try drop-shots with minnows, crankbaits, jerkbaits and grubs. The lake fish will eat the same just deeper on the edges of cuts and humps and points.
No report on catfish.
The crappie are suspended in 15-40 feet and some are on the bottom in 40 feet. Minnows and jigs are working, as well as beetle spins for the suspended fish.
No report on bream other than a few being picked up around the crappie.
The bass fishing is good deep and shallow, and around brush piles up in the shallow water. Use spinnerbaits, crankbaits and small jigs in the warmer water; mid-depths use jighead worms and football heads; and the deeper fish use a C-rigged lizard or Cinko and a football head. Fish can be caught out to 70 feet.