Fish Habitat Improvement

Posted Saturday May 27, 2017 by wf_admin

A restoration project on Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs, Arkansas provided thirty artificial fish shelters throughout the lake. The lake is a 32,000-acre Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir on the Little Red River. In the early years of the lake, cover for fish was available from submerged brush and trees. Over the years, the woody material decomposed, and this cover began to disappear. As habitat was eliminated, fishing success also declined. The restoration efforts benefited a wide variety of fish, including walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, lake trout, and crappie.