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 is 1.4 feet below normal pool and falling slowly. Hybrid and white bass continue to feed well early in the morning and during different times throughout the day. Find the shad and the fish will be close; use swim baits, spoons and inline spinners in 25-50 feet of water for the best results. Crappie are biting well on jigs and jigs tipped with minnows in brush about 15-30 feet deep. Catfishing has slowed; try live or prepared bait on jugs, trotlines and rod-and-reel on flats close to deep water. Bream areout on brush in 20-25 feet of water, and will bite well on tightlined crickets. Bass fishing is good on topwater lures, Texas-rigged worms, jigs and drop-shot worms as well as Alabama rigs.
Cody Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said the cooler days been nice to enjoy the water. Six to eight different species of fish are being boated every trip out on my live bait trips. Bass and crappie are biting well on artificial lures, too. Some fish are starting to really suspend with the bait while others are still relating to the bottom and brush piles in 14 to 20 feet of water. Very small shad are finally coming off the shore and out of there spawning locations. Surface-breaking fish can be found in limited windows, but the deeper bite is much more consistent. Walleyes are really starting to transition into mid depths, focusing heavily on the tiny, 1/2-inch shad.
Greers Ferry Lake Fishing
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.52 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.04 msl).
Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at greers ferry lake is falling with generation. Catfishing is good all over the lake with good catches coming in on rod and reels, jugs and trotlines baited with bream, stink bait, soap and dog food. The bream action is good with the full moon, they will be spawning and guarding fry, and eating up shallow on crickets and crawlers and even some small crankbaits. Crappie are in the pole timber and biting during the day and at night under lights, as well as over brush piles 15-25 feet deep on minnows and jigs. Walleye have been scattered on flats with all the cloud cover and storms and are eating crank baits and crawlers in 12-35 feet of water next to deep water , try small chunk rock for the best results. Bass fishing is good. There are not a lot of big fish coming in but a 5 pounder will show up every now and then from deep water. Drag a football head, Carolina rig or Alabama rig on ledges as deep as 50 feet. Shallow fish can be caught on topwater lures, some are even schooling. Spinnerbaits, small crankbaits, jighead worms and Texas rigs are still working as well. Hybrid and white bass fishing can be good on topwater baits and vertical fishing at different times during the day. Find bait fish and stay with them in water 25-50 feet deep and be patient to catch them.
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 460.20 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 462.50 msl).
Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the anglers expo is this Friday and Saturday at Heber Springs, visit anglersexpo.com for more information. The water level at Greers Ferry is 0.01 feet below normal pool and is falling. The surface water temperature is 48-56 degrees depending on time of day, location and weather. Hybrid and white bass are on the move. Some are up the river; some males are upriver, but most females are only about halfway up. Cold fronts are keeping them back, but the warmer weather should kick it in high gear. Try grubs, small flies, in-line spinners and jerkbaits. Crappie are biting fairly well. They are beginning to move shallow as well. Many can be found 3 to 5 feet deep over brush and timber in 10 feet of water. A few crappie are still suspended out in 25 to 30 feet of water in the pole timber. Walleye are almost finished spawning upriver. Try trolled crank baits, Rattling Rogues and jigs tipped with minnows on humps, points and rip rap banks between upriver spawning areas and the main lake. Bass fishing is catching fire with a lot of different baits working. Most fish are shallow or are moving that way. Try spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jerkbaits, Alabama rigs, Carolina rigs and jigs.