Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – October 10, 2018

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 459.43 feet msl (normal conservation pool: 462.04 feet msl Oct. 1-April 30; 463.04 feet msl May 1-June 1; 462.54 feet msl June 1-Sept. 30).

(updated 10-10-2018) Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 459.22 feet msl and falling. It is 2.82 feet below normal pool of 462.04 feet msl for this time of year. The Arkansas Team Bass Trail had a great tournament last weekend, as most of the field caught limits of bass both days of the event, and most said they caught fish after fish on both days.

The crappie continue to eat good all day most days, in and around any wood in the lake in 12-30 feet of water; use minnows and jigs.

No report on walleye other than a lot are being caught around all of the other fish schooling.

Bream are eating crickets and crawlers in 6 inches to 15 feet of water.

Catfish are eating all over the lake on a variety of baits, and a variety of depths and techniques.

Black bass are eating just about anything in your tackle box if you put it in front of one, in depths from super shallow out to 60 feet.

Hybrid and white bass are eating spoons, inline spinners, topwater baits and the like all over the lake in 25-60 feet of water, with a lot of fish on the surface in places as well. Just stay around the shad.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – October 3, 2018

Greers Ferry Lake

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 459.67 feet msl (normal conservation pool: 462.04 feet msl Oct. 1-April 30; 463.04 feet msl May 1-June 1; 462.54 feet msl June 1-Sept. 30).

(updated 10-3-2018) Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 459.68 feet msl and falling. It is 2.36 feet below normal pool for this time of year of 462.04 feet msl, and it will continue to fall during generation with this hot weather. The catching is good overall if you stay around the shad and will get easier every day and we move more toward fall. Some of the fish have moved shallow while with others the thermocline has pushed them deeper – the thermocline has sunk more, as always happens in early fall here. The Team Bass Championship should be fun to all who participate and watch this weekend.

The black bass are good on certain areas that contain shad or are close to them. A lot of baits are working from super shallow out to 55 feet, just pick your poison and stay around shad on any part of the lake (as we have a lot!).

The crappie are still going good around any wood, while a lot are being caught just in open water 12-30 feet deep on minnows or jigs.

Walleye are hit or miss; find them on your electronics and try and stay with them, and some can be caught on crawlers on jigheads, drop-shots, spoons and crankbaits in 18-55 feet of water.

Bream are still good on crickets, crawlers, inline spinners, small crankbaits and flies.

Catfish catching is still going good for the ones pursuing them as they all have had a good catching year this year. Any bait you would normally use is working all over the lake.

The hybrid and white bass fishing is going good all day at various times all up and down the lake on spoons, inline spinners, swimbaits, Alabama rigs, grubs and topwater baits from the surface out to 55 feet of water. Just stay around the shad.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – March 28, 2018

Greers Ferry Lake

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 463.02 feet msl (normal conservation pool: 462.04 feet msl Oct. 1-April 30; 463.04 feet msl May 1-June 1; 462.54 feet msl June 1-Sept. 30).

(updated 3-28-2018) Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-940-1318) said that as of 2:14 pm Tuesday, Greers Ferry Lake was at 462.58 feet msl and falling. It is 0.54 feet above normal pool for a few hours as the rain that was starting to fall heavy will add water to the lake. The Army Corps of Engineers is wanting to keep it 1 foot above normal pool if they can. We should get a rise of about 3 feet from this rain if forecasts hold.

The catching overall is good around the lake, about normal for this time of year, as rains and cold fronts affect the overall bite and spawn.

The black bass are eating a variety of baits from super shallow out to 45 feet, as some stay shallow all year and some have moved shallower now. They can be caught with spinnerbaits, bladed jigs, small crankbaits and jigs in shallow water; spinnerbaits, jighead worms and jigs at mid-depth; and Carolina rigs and football heads as well as spoons in deep water.

As for crappie, some are shallow, some are mid-depth and some are still deep. Use jigs or jigs tipped with minnows for most of them; all the deeper fish can be caught in the pole timber slow-rolling a beetle spin.

The catfish bite is picking up, Tommy says he’s been told, all around the lake.

The hybrid bass and white bass are on and off hour to hour. Some whites have spawned while others have not. Some hybrids are scattered in rivers and creeks, and the rest are staying in lake. The deep bite is more constant at best with spoons, inline spinners and Alabama rigs; for the shallow fish, grubs, inline spinners and small swimbaits are working best.

Some walleye are still being caught in the rivers as they are not all done spawning and the lake fish have picked up as well with the clearing water. Stay in the lake for now, then when mud gets there go back to the rivers. Until it happens again, try crankbaits, grubs, jigheads with minnow, drop-shots with small minnow imitation or grubs for the best bite in the lake or rivers.

Bream are being seen floating around docks and some even shallow. Try small crankbaits, grubs or crickets

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – February 1, 2017

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.

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – October 5, 2016

Greers Ferry Lake Fishing Report – October 5, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.05 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461.44 msl).
(updated 10-5-2016) Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 461.08 feet and falling. It is 1.43 feet below normal pool of 462.54 feet. The surface temperature is in the high 70s to mid-80s.

The hybrid and white bass are eating pretty good all day around 35 feet and some are blowing up on top from time to time. They are even eating with no wind, which is uncommon; try using in-line spinners for the suspended fish and spoons for the bottom feeders and, of course, topwater baits for the schoolers.

Lots of black bass are in 35 feet and the rest are scattered to the bank; use C-rigs, topwater baits, spinnerbaits and small crankbaits.

No reports on walleye.

The bream action is good with them guarding fry; use crickets, crawlers and small crankbaits.

The crappie fishing is getting better with the cooler water as well, with the fish eating in 10-18 feet of water on jigs and minnows.

The catfishing is good all over the lake with a variety of baits.