Published Feb. 19, 2015
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HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – Army Corps of Engineers, local partners and volunteers recently completed placing new fish structures in Greers Ferry Lake to provide additional habitat for the fishery.

 Recycled PVC pipes, buckets, wooden pallets, barrels, stumps and Christmas trees were used to construct fish structures. Corps personnel also placed six donated MOSSBACK superstructures at marked fishing locations.  All of these structures will attract algae, small insects, and bait fish which in turn will attract larger fish and anglers.

 “This habitat project would not be possible without the support from local volunteers,” said Greer Ferry Lake Project Manager Win Hargis.

The volunteers organizations included the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Heber Springs High School Environmental Resources Class, MOSSBACK Fish Habitat, Eden Isle Marina, Aromatique, Inc., as well as Wayne Stewart with Catchin Crappie Guide Service, and Cody Smith with Fish Greers Ferry Guide Service.

“This project demonstrates what partners can accomplish working together for a common goal, to maintain Greers Ferry Lake as a world class fishery,” said Hargis. “Local fishermen have already reported catches from around the new structures.”

The locations of all the structures can be found on the Corps’ Greers Ferry Lake homepage at:

For more information call the Greers Ferry Project Office at 501-362-2416 or the William C. Garner Visitor Center at 501-362-9067, or stop by either office located near the dam on Highway 25, three miles north of Heber Springs.

Also, please remember to wear your life jacket when fishing or boating.  Many people who drown never intended to enter the water.

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Laurie Driver

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