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Greers Ferry Lake Sponsored by
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Date 10-Apr-14
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Conditions : Greers Ferry: Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is .01 feet above normal pool and rising. The surface water temperature is 50-56 degrees and warming. Crappie are still hit-and-miss; try fishing in front of brush along steep banks on cloudy days and in tight to the wood on sunny days. Walleye have finished spawning in the river, but are slow getting back to the lake; the best bet right now for walleye is slowly dragging minnows on jigheads in 35-40 feet of water. No report on bream. Bass fishing is good with a lot of smaller males moving shallow to make beds. Female bass are sitting at the first drop to deeper water outside spawning flats, waiting for a little warmer water.Try spinnerbaits, jigs, chatterbaits and Alabama rigs on the first drop to deep water to target the larger fish. No report on catfish. White bass and hybrid bass can be caught up all rivers and creeks and some big hybrids in the main lake; try using grubs, jerk baits and in-line spinners.

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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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