Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Greers Ferry Lake, Arkansas

04/25/19 Fishing Report for Greers Ferry Lake: (See Fishing Report Archive at
bottom of page) Both
largemouth and smallmouth bass, are being caught early and
late in the day on topwater lures and buzzbaits. Shallow running crankbaits and
jerkbaits are also working early mornings around cover. Plastic worms working during
the day 8 to 15 foot deep along dropoffs and around cover,.Bream and sunfish is
good early and late in the day on popping bugs. Crappie fishing is slow. White bass
are caught when schooling on shallow running crankbaits and jerkbaits. Walleye
fishing is slow.

Description of the Lake:
Greers Ferry Lake is one of the clearest and cleanest of all Arkansas lakes. It is
located in the middle of the state in the Ozark Mountains. It is home to a wide variety of
fish. The lake covers 32,000 acres, and over 340 miles of shoreline. There is lots of
structure and cover for fish. The lake offers quality fishing year round. It is located in
north-central Arkansas about 80 miles north of Little Rock. , Anglers use all types of
fishing boats- pontoon, canoe, kayak, john boat, and bass boats. The lake is deep
and very clear. It is close to Heber Springs, Arkansas.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill
Longear Sunfish
Crappie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time walleye, crappie, largemouth, smallmouth, and striped bass,
Summer:
Summer is a good time for bluegill and longear sunfish as well as all three species of
bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Other species can also be
caught.
Winter:
Winter months are good times for walleye, and largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Lake Level: Greers Ferry Lake

Weather: Heber Springs, Arkansas

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegil and Longear Sunfish

Crappie





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass - Minnows, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill - Redear Sunfish: Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
01/10/19 The most pursued species during this time of the year are bass,
smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass. They can be caught during the cold
winter months. They are generally found in the deeper water of creeks
channels, as well as both submerged and above water river ledges. We
recommend using deep diving crankbaits and jigs with trailers at this time of the
year.
02/25/19 Bass are in the pre-spawn stage holding just off the spawning grounds
near heavy cover. This is in the six foot range for smallmouth and spots, and 3
to 5 foot depths for largemouth. Swim baits, jerk baits and swimming jigs are
catching them in good numbers. Crappie are still in the deeper water aroung 8
to 12 foot depths.
04/25/19 Crappie are spawning and fishing is red hot. Fish shallow brush piles
and banks with heavy cover. Walleye are being caught in 10 to 15 ft. of water
on jigs with trailers. Largemouth bass are are being caught on jerkbaits, and
worms. Most are in the spwning stage. Smallmouth and spotted bass are
pre-spawn to spawn stage.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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