Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – June 1, 1016

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – June 1, 1016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.52 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 6-1-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is is 0,02 feet below normal pool of 462.54 feet for the period of June through September. The water temperature is still in the mid-70s.

The bass fishing is good shallow out to 30 feet of water as a lot of fish are setting up for the summer, but some have gone back shallow to eat bream that are bedding along the bank, and some fish are hanging out at mid-depths as well. All are eating a variety of baits. Some schooling is going on as well; try buzzbaits and topwater baits, all day-rig’s and Texas rigs for the deeper fish, jighead worms, spinnerbaits and small crankbaits.

The bream are guarding fry and can be caught with crickets and crawlers from real shallow out to 20 feet of water.

With crappie, some are still spawning in the lake and the rest are post-spawn and are hanging out in the pole timber and in and around and over brush piles in 15-20 feet of water and can be caught on minnows and jigs.

The catfish are eating well all over the lake on live and cut bait, baited on jugs, lines and rod and reels at various depths.

The walleye are eating crawlers and crankbaits drug from 6 feet out to 18 feet on gravel flats.

The hybrid and white bass are chewing all over the lake, and can be caught on top and out to 35 feet of water on topwater baits, in-line spinners, spoons and live bait.
(updated 5-25-2016) Cody Smith of Fish Greers Ferry guide service reports that the lake is starting to slowly settle into its summer pattern. Rising water over the past few weeks sent the first wave of offshore fish back to the bank; over the last week they have pushed back out and are setting up nicely on brush piles and Corps habitat. Surface temperatures are in the low 70s lake-wide with good water color and clarity. Shallow fish are highly pressured and seem to be scattered at best in shoreline cover. The walleye bite is good right now with a limit to a couple limits showing up with regularity. Fourteen to 22 feet around staging bluegills has been his best pattern. White bass and some hybrids are sporadically surfacing throughout the morning and evenings. The lack of baitfish in the reservoir is resulting in very little surface activity as there is not enough shad to push and corral.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report July 31, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.70 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).
Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is falling. Bream fishing is good in shallow water, and as deep as 27 feet in brush piles where the water is clear; crickets and crawlers are working well. Catfishing has slowed somewhat with them moving to a little deeper water. Bass fishing is in full summertime mode with fish suspended in and around brush piles, pole timber and almost all woody cover from shallow out to 50 feet of water on Alabama rigs, Texas-rigged worms, Carolina rigs and football head jigs. Walleye are deeper and feeding a lot more at night this time of year. They are hanging around brush piles and out on deeper drops out to 50 feet on bright days. Try vertical jigging spoons, dragging nightcrawlers or trolling deep-diving crankbaits. The hybrid and white bass bite is still going pretty well out to 50 feet on spoons, in-line spinners and swim baits; find the shad and the fish will be close.
Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said water surface temperatures are ranging from 79 to 84 degrees. With moderate summer temperatures our fish are well ahead of pace for the early fall bite. Many baitfish are still only halfway to a third of the way out of the creeks and tributaries. Looking at the extended forecast, I don’t believe they are ever going to make it out on the main lake in earnest. Some fish are in the brush feeding on bluegills and crawfish while others are suspended and hanging in pole timber and structure breaks adjacent to the bulk of our shad. Live bait offerings with a vertical presentation are working well with the suspended fish. Glitter Spinners and small swim baits are producing.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – July 17, 2014

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.70 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).
Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry is 0.73 feet below normal pool and falling. Hybrid and white bass are excellent all over the lake throughout the day; they can be caught in and around bait fish, and some are coming up on top as well. Try topwater baits, in-line spinners, swim baits and Rinky Dinks around baitfish in 25-50 feet of water. Bream are still on beds and can be caught with crickets and crawlers up pretty shallow all over the lake on pea gravel banks. Crappie are hanging out in pole timber and in and around brush piles 15-30 feet deep; they can be caught on jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Catfishing is going great on rod-and-reel and baited lines and jugs all over the lake with dog food, soap and live bait; try flats next to deep water. Walleye are biting pretty well on cloudy days , but are scattered on flats; try using small jigs, trolled crawlers and crankbaits in 12-30 feet of water. Black bass are scattered all over the water column from real shallow out to 50 feet of water. Try Alabama rigs, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs and football head jigs deep. For the shallow fish, use topwater baits, small crankbaits, and spinnerbaits.
Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said Greers Ferry is currently at normal pool and holding steady with a slight fall during daily releases at the dam. Water surface temperatures are still hovering in the upper 70s to lower 80s. This has some of our shad still shallow, with the majority starting to settle out deeper. However, there is a feeding window shallow early with the shad in our major creeks and tributaries. Once the early morning shad bite is over, it’s time to move to 18-35 feet of water in and around brush. Walleyes, smallmouth, spotted bass, Largemouth, catfish and some of our larger bull bream are coming in daily. White bass and hybrids are finally starting to really show themselves up top in select areas; find the shad and you’ll find the fish.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.96 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).

Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is 0.41 feet below normal pool and falling. The surface water temperature is in the 70s, which is still on the cool side for this time of year. Hybrid and white bass continue to bite well all over the lake; They are being found in water 25-44 feet deep and will hit spoons, in-line spinners and swim baits. The bream bite is good out to 27 feet on crickets and crawlers. Catfishing is great all over the lake. Flatheads are spawning this month. The walleye are scattered after all the generation; try dragging nightcrawlers from about 15 feet out to 40 feet deep on a crawler harness or spinner rig. Crappie are out on drops and off shore brush piles and in the standing pole timber; they can be caught with Roadrunners, jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Bass fishing is good; a lot of fish are shallow ,some are mid-depths and some out on the deeper drops.

Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said fishing is very good right now with fish holding in the bushes and out at ledges dropping to 24 feet deep. Live bait fished in 15 to 22 feet of water have been excellent for drawing strikes from walleye. Spotted bass and smallmouth bass have moved into early summer patterns, schooling tightly and feeding well during short windows around points and ledges. Depths of 16 to 24 feet with some type of cover seem to be best. Many bream and shad are in the bushes, keeping the largemouth bass busy. Focus on the bushes with white or firetiger spinnerbaits.