Reelfoot Lake Fishing Report for:
Reelfoot Lake is
about a foot above pool level. The normal lake level is 282.20.
Water color has been good for fishing with a slight stain.
With recent rains the upper basin is a little more stained than the
A lot of change has taken place the last few days as male
crappie have darkened dramatically, a color phase
influenced by hormonal changes that signals spring spawning time is
Bluegill: Fair: With the warm weather the bluegill are starting schooling up near the shore and bedding area.
Crappie: Good: Big females have moved into the shallow water this week. Some hefty stringers have been taken in depths of 1 to 3 feet casting jigs. Their egg sacs are bloated and no doubt the fish are moving toward structure to broadcast their eggs. The black and white crappie are both spawning. Some crappie are still being caught trolling jigs and minnows in 6-8' water. Remember, the limit is 30 Crappie per day per man. There are no size limits on Reelfoot Lake.
Bass: Good: The bass are under the influence of warm days that has triggered spawning activity. Fishing is good and a variety of patterns and lure selections are working. Fishermen are having success tossing spinnerbaits, suspending jerk baits and topwater presentations.
Catfish: Fair: With the warm water temp the bite should start any day.
Stripes: A few caught while crappie fishing
Spring has sprung on Reelfoot Lake!
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