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Fishing Report For Aug. & Sept.:
Lake is still above pool level. We’ll folks be safe have fun take a kid with you… Jackie Wayne gone fishing thank you God bless

Crappie –  Will be slow, but persistent anglers can still score by slow trolling the deeper basins.

Bream Be alert for wooly hatches on the mid lake trees as they will attract Bream.

Bass  Has been great all year! Best to go on days that are cloudy & drizzly. Use spinnerbaits or crankbaits in white or chartreuse along the shady south shore.

Yellow Bass – The 1 species that is going strong. These will be all over the lake & traveling in schools.

Bluegill  Blue gill can be caught by fishing with crickets or small Grizzly jigs along the cypress, studded shorelines & isolated trees.

Catfish – Right now is Prime month for catfish & any of your favorite methods will get’ em.

Reelfoot Lake is a sportsman’s paradise! Approximately fifty-four species of fish are found in its waters. The primary game fish includes bream, crappie, large-mouth bass, and catfish. Reelfoot Lake has 30 daily creel limit on crappie and no limit on bluegill.  Four to seven pound large-mouth bass are fairly common. Fishing varies on a seasonal basis, but generally runs from March through mid-July and again in September and October. These are prime fishing times, but fishing is popular year-round. Reelfoot Lake’s shallow cypress field waters are recognized as one of the world’s greatest natural fish hatcheries. There are numerous free public boat ramps and fishing piers conveniently located around the lake.  Fishing guides can be hired to help newcomers learn how to navigate around the lake and learn more about the hot-spots. During peak months it’s not uncommon for fishermen to return with their limit of fish. Reelfoot Lake is a flooded forest – full of submerged cypress stumps. While boating on Reelfoot , expect to hit some of the stumps. You will be okay unless you are running at full throttle. People boat on this lake using 40 horsepower motors and up, but they go slow, no water skiing or jet skiing is done on Reelfoot Lake. Canoes & Kayaks can be used on Reelfoot Lake. Jon boats are used the most.

See Fishing Fees & Regulations in Region 1: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
See Reelfoot Lake Fishing Guides: Fishing Guides

Best fishing seasons on the lake: 

November thru April: Crappie April thru October: Bluegill, Bass

Upcoming Events

  • All Day, October 10, 2015 October 11, 2015Fin & Feather Expo - featuring fishing, hunting & duck calls
  • All Day, October 16, 2015 October 19, 2015 – Reelfoot Lake Pelican Festival
  • All Day, October 17, 2015 October 18, 2015 – Migration Celebration at USFW
  • All Day, November 14, 2015 November 16, 2015 – Duck Hunting - 2 day hunt - Reelfoot Lake
  • All Day, November 28, 2015 November 30, 2015 – Duck Hunting - 2 day hunt - State Wide
  • All Day, December 5, 2015 February 1, 2016 – Duck Hunting Season Opens

Reelfoot Weather

Thursday 10/08 0%
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 10/09 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 73F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday 10/10 0%
Mainly sunny. High 72F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.