Lake conditions and tournaments
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Interesting Fishing Facts
Fishermen associate Greers Ferry Lake with walleye fishing. A national walleye tournament is held on Greers Ferry Lake every year. The world record walleye weighing more than 22 pounds was caught here. The largemouth and smallmouth bass, the spotted or Kentucky bass, the striped bass/white bass hybrids, the lake trout, crappie and bream are all species found in the lake.
The new world's record hybrid bass weighing 27 pounds, 5 ounces was caught on Greers Ferry Lake by a local guide in April 1997. He fought the fish for 25 minutes. Jerry Shaum of Shirley knew he had a huge fish on the line. He held on until the battle was won. He was trolling in 45 feet of water.
The Little Red River feeds Greers Ferry Lake. A world-class fishery for brown trout and rainbow trout, the Little Red River produced another world record fish: a 40-pound, 4-ounce brown trout, in 1992, beating the earlier record catches of 28 to 29 pounds.
Glow in the Dark Fishing Lures
The water level at greers ferry lake is at 454.56 and is 6.56 feet below normal pool, the temp is mid 50Ēs to mid 60ís according what time of day it is and what part of the lake you are on.
The Walleye fishing is still not the greatest. They are getting bunched up in certain areas of the lake and a lot of them are early pre-staging for the run up the river. Some fish are still scattered but try jigging spoons and drop-shot rigs with finesse worms or leeches 27 to 48 feet of water in main lake river bends, bridge pilings and for the scattered fish, try dragging crawlers in 15 to 28 feet of water.
Bream are still biting in 27 feet of water in the afternoons after its warmed up with the sun shining. Used crawlers.
No report ---------- on catfish
The crappie still can be caught in standing pole timber that is in 60 or 80 feet of water suspended in 15 to 20 feet of water. Tri-jigs and jigs with minnows.
The bass fishing is still good up shallow using small crank baits, spinner bates, and rattle traps. Deeper fish in 25 to 30 feet of water and even out to 50 feet can be caught on a Carolina rig with a right bait cinko or a lizard, or if you like, you can catch them on jiggin-spoon and or a drop-shot rig. The in between fish that havenít got grouped up yet can be caught with jig-head worm or even a texas rig worm.
The hybrid and white bass are doing about what they have been, but all this wind has raised the dissolved oxygen level in the water and the bite should pick up. There are a few areas the bite has been good but a lot of the fish have been lethargic, keep an eye out for birds and use you electronics to find bait fish and you can find them anywhere from 28 to 50 feet of water. On jiggin-spoons, big inline spinners, hair jigs, swim baits, and occasionally, they will run the surface and you can catch them on top water-baits.
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