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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Weekly fishing report

  • AGFC releases weekly fishing report for Greers Ferry Lake area
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  • Little Red River Lindsey’s Resort (501-302-3139) said the water clarity is good but the river is low. Trout are good; try wax worms, Power Bait and marshmallows. Try crankbaits or spinner baits in the afternoon. Just Fishing Guides said water releases have been once per day in the afternoon/evening for one-two hours at 3,000-4,000 cfs. Greers Ferry As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 456.6 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461 msl). Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service said the lake ranges from 86-92 degrees. The hybrid and white bass fishing is good on and off throughout the day on a variety of baits in different depths throughout the lake. Look for bait fish and the fish will not be very far away; use your electronics and be patient. Bream are just getting done spawning again and can be caught shallow and out to 27 feet of water on night crawlers and crickets. Crappie are suspended over brushpiles and in the pole timber in 15-30 feet of water all over the lake, and will eat jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Catfishing is good all over the lake on jugs, trotlines and even rod and reels, close to channel drops. Walleye fishing is still very tough with scattered fish coming in on night crawlers in 15-40 feet of water. Bass fishing is good shallow with good fish being caught around bream beds on top-water baits and small crankbaits; the deeper fish are eating Texas-rigged worms and jigs tipped with worms, and the in-between fish are eating a drop-shot and a jighead worm. Cody S. Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com had no report this week. Greers Ferry Tailwater Just Fishing Guides says there are plenty of low water opportunities for wade fishers. Mornings are better than afternoons with late evening coming in second. Heavier flows are the norm in the afternoon as the weather heats up. Bead-head nymphs such as pheasant tails and hare’s ears are producing well. Early terrestrials like beetles and ants are getting some top-water action. Be sure to have some sulphur and light Cahill dries in your fly box. Try a hopper/dropper combo to maximize your chances of hook-ups or, if possible, a double-nymph rig. Be ready to use various sizes of hoppers to find what the trout are keying on. Doubles are very possible. Water releases have been once per day in the afternoon for two to four hours at 3,000-4,000 cfs.

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