Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – September 7, 2016

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – September 7, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 464.41 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 9-7-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the hybrid and white bass bite are both good with some schooling fish doing their thing at various places and times all over the lake. Some are roaming and some are staying on structure. The spoon bite is really picking up as well as topwaters, in-line spinners and various other baits are working.

The bream are still doing well on crickets and crawlers in real shallow water out to about 20 feet now.

Catfish are more active than a couple of weeks ago. Use your favorite bait for whichever species you prefer close to deep water on flats.

The crappie are eating Road Runners and jigs, as well as minnows in the pole timber suspended in 10-18 feet of water.

Many walleye are roaming under the hybrids and white bass, eating what they spit up, but others are eating crawlers in 12-28 feet of water.

The bass fishing is picking up in the shallow water with the cooler weather on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs. The deeper fish can be caught with C-rigs and Texas rigs, as well as drop shots.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – August 24, 2016

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.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – August 10, 2016

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – August 10, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 459.83 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 8-10-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 459.84 feet and falling with generation and evaporation it is 2.7 feet below normal pool of 462.54 feet.

The bream fishing is picking back up with the full moon coming, and will continue to be good use crickets in 10-28 feet of water on a drop shot on flats for your best results.
The crappie are eating minnows and jigs in 18-30 feet of water around any wood.
The black bass are eating well on threadfin. Some are busting pretty good at different times all over the lake and most of the others can be caught off shore in about 40 feet of water on jigs. Texas rigged worms and C-rigs as well as drop-shot rigs are best. The shallow fish can be caught using spinnerbaits, small crankbaits and jighead worms.
The catfishing is good all over the lake as it is really an untapped resource, using a variety of homemade or live baits.
The walleye fishing is in a small lull window but should pick up with the cool rain and water temperature falling; try dragging crawlers in 24-40 feet of water on the bottom or with a drop-shot rig. The hybrids and white bass are going good at different times of the day; find the bait and the fish will be close by. Some are schooling and that is really going to pick up more real soon with the abundance of threadfin shad. And for the fish that are down, use spoons, in-line spinners and swimbaits – and, of course, live bait will work at times. Pay close attention to the wind as it will help the current.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – July 13, 2016

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – July 13, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 460.61 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 7-13-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said bass fishing is going good on and off at different times of the day and night.

Arkansas Game and Fish Photo

Use Texas rigged worms, spinnerbaits, football heads and jig head worms as well as drop-shot rigs for the best bite 25-40 feet deep out on drops and end of points.
The bream fishing is good on crickets out to about 28-30 feet for the bigger fish.
The crappie are suspended over brush piles and in the pole timber, and with some patience can be caught with road runners or jigs tipped with minnows in 15-25 feet of water.
The walleye bite is on and off, as is pretty typical for this time of year, but they have to eat as well. Try dragging crawlers in 18-28 feet of water or if they are suspended try crankbaits.
The hybrid and white bass are schooling over various parts of the lake at different times of the day and staying on structure the rest. The night bite is going good right now on spoons, in-line spinners, swimbaits and live bait; try in 25-40 feet depth for the best and most consistent action.
(updated 7-6-2016) Cody Smith of Fish Greers Ferry guide service reports that water surface temperature is ranging in the upper 80s. Water levels are normal for this time of year with small releases from the dam daily. Fishing has been best from early morning hours before 9 and once again during the waning hours of the day. Smith and his anglers have caught every species that swims in the lake over the past week and it seems the bulk of their game fish are all relating to the growing bream population. The 15-25-feet depths around Corps of Engineers habitat has produced the best for them. Live bait options and larger artificial in bluegill and darker colors have been best. White bass and hybrids have been scarce on top, while decent numbers can be found and captured on a variety of jigging spoons in the 20-45-feet zone.

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – June 22, 2016

Greers Ferry Fishing Report – June 22, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.85 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 6-22-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said lake biologists opened the rearing pond on the lake Monday, turning the thread fin shad lose in the lake that they had turned lose in it to spawn, which should populate the middle part of the lake with shad real well.

The black bass fishing is going good with a few fish shallow and a few still in between and headed out deep as the water warms. Some schooling is still going on in various parts of the lake with the black bass, and even some are following underneath the hybrids for an easy meal. Try Texas rigged worms, rigs and football heads for the deeper fish, spinnerbaits and small crankbaits for the shallow fish and a shaky head for the fish in between.

The crappie are good in the pole timber and over brush piles suspended 15-25 feet deep and can be caught on minnows and jigs or a combination of both.

The catfish are eating well all over the lake on a variety of baits and methods.

The walleye are in 15-28 feet of water; try dragging crawlers and/or crankbaits for the best results.

The bream are eating well on small crankbaits, in-line spinners, crickets and crawlers in 1-20 feet of water.

The hybrid and white bass are eating well on and off during the day with early morning and late evening being the best. Some good action is going on through the middle of the day, though.