Fishing

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Fishing Report For June:
Lake is still above pool level and surface temp. is 79 degrees, that’s great.  We’ll folks be safe have fun take a kid with you… Jackie Wayne gone fishing thank you God bless

Crappie –  Some crappie are still spawning in 6 to 8 feet of water. I caught 27 crappie two days ago in 10 to 12′ water

Bass  Bass are on shorelines hitting on spinner baits white and chart.

Bluegill  Blue gills are still spawning around stumps, logs, and shore lines…depths of 2 to 4 feet are producing some good stringers. Bates working are jigs, crickets, and wax worms.

Catfish – 

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, May 1, 2015 September 30, 2015 – Reelfoot Lake Scenic Boat Cruises
  • 7:00 pm 10:00 pm, July 3, 2015 July 4, 2015 – Annual Fireworks Display Sponsored by Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council - You Don't Want to Miss this Fun Filled Weekend!
  • 6:00 pm, July 11, 2015 – Cookout Cruise on Reelfoot Lake, Caney Island

Reelfoot Weather

Flood Warning

Issued:
9:20 PM CDT on June 30, 2015
Expires:
9:20 PM CDT on July 01, 2015
Thunderstorm
Wednesday 07/01 100%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms, accompanied by locally heavy rainfall at times. A few storms may be severe. High around 85F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Thunderstorm
Thursday 07/02 90%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. High 83F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 07/03 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High near 80F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.