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Greers Ferry Lake Sponsored by
Date 29-Jan-15
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Conditions : Greers Ferry: Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said The water level is 2.23 feet below normal pool and is falling. The surface water temperature is in the 40s and is rising. Crappie are biting fairly well on minnows and jigs tipped with minnows. They are suspended 15 to 25 feet deep over 60 to 80 feet of water. Bass fishing is good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and jigs fished in deeper water. On sunny days, a spinnerbait, small crankbait or jighead worm can work in the shallows. Hybrids and white bass are biting well on shad all over the lake; find the bait and the fish will be close. Spoons, inline spinners, swim baits and hair jigs all work well for hybrids and whites. A few male walleye are being caught in various places in the rivers. With the warm up, good things are ahead; try grubs or a minnow on a jighead on the edges of the channel. Trolled crankbaits are working for walleye as well.

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About: - The 30,000-acre Greers Ferry Lake is known for its clear waters and cliffs that line much of its shoreline. One easily recognizable geologic feature on the lake is Sugar Loaf Mountain, where a national recreational trail by the same name climbs the 1,000-foot summit on an uninhabited island (making it accessible only by boat). During warmer months, the fog that hovers over the cold water in the Little Red can create a striking effect. And visitors traveling from the south or east will certainly notice a difference as they enter the region’s hilly terrain.

Fishing - Unknown, but impressive, is the fact that two world-record fish, the hybrid striped bass and the walleye, were caught on Greers Ferry Lake, which is the reservoir from which the Little Red River flows. (The hybrid striped bass, caught in 1997, weighed in at 27 pounds, 5 ounces, and the walleye, caught in ’82, was 22 pounds, 11 ounces.) But walleye and hybrid striped bass aren’t the only catches on the fishing menu at Greers Ferry. Every game fish native to the State of Arkansas has been stocked in the clear waters of the lake by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and it is especially revered as an excellent largemouth bass fishery.

Camping - On the lake, there are more than 10 campgrounds, dozens of boat ramps and nine marinas, eight of which offer rental boats.


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