HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Greers Ferry Project Office personnel and several volunteer groups recently placed new fish structures in Higden Bay on Greers Ferry Lake to provide additional habitat for the fish.
“This habitat project wouldn’t be possible without support from the Heber Springs High School Future Farmers of America and Cody Smith with Fish Greers Ferry Guide Service,” said Joe Harper, Deputy Operations Manager at Greers Ferry Lake. “This project demonstrates what volunteers can accomplish when they work together for a common goal to continue to make Greers Ferry Lake a world class fishery.”
PVC pipe structures and cedar trees were used to construct the fish habitats. All of these structures will attract algae, small insects, and bait fish which in turn will attract larger fish and anglers.
The Corps will partner with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, local bass clubs and crappie anglers later this fall and winter for more fish habitat projects.
The locations of all the structures can be found on the Greers Ferry Lake homepage at: http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/GreersFerryLake/NaturalResources.aspx
For additional 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.
Release no. 15-096