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reelfoot lake fishing report

Reelfoot Lake Fishing Report for:
July 30, 2009

   Lake is at pool level and water temps 78.

   Bluegill: Slow. Cool front shut them down. Should pick back up next week.

   Crappie: Good. The crappie bite is good with some nice slabs caught on minnows or jigs tipped with minnows in 8-15' water.

   Bass: Remains good. They were hitting a variety of baits. Spinnerbaits, tubes, and about any of your favorite lures might produce.

   Catfish: Excellent. The best catches are coming from  the grassy shorelines. Nightcrawlers and stinkbait usually work equally well.

   Stripes (yellow bass) Good on grassy shorelines.  Pin minnows fished about 18" deep on a slip bobber should work well. Try early or late in the day. You will often find them chasing shad on the surface at these times.

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