Reelfoot Lake Fishing Report for:
Still some good bluegill fishing. It's usually winding down by now, but there doesn't seem to be any indication that it's happened yet. Catfish and yellow bass are biting well also.
Lake level is now an inch or two below pool level. Water temp was 84 on Wednesday. Here's the skinny:
Bluegill: Remains good to excellent. For this time of year it's better than is usually expected. They're still catching them on the beds in anywhere from 2-5 feet of water and crickets are the top bait.
Crappie: Slow. You can probably catch enough to eat if you're willing to spend a leisurely day fishing. Try some minnows.
Bass: Remains good. Guide Billy Blakely brought in 14 on Wednesday and said they were hitting a variety of baits. Spinnerbaits, tubes, and about any of your favorite lures might produce.
Catfish: Still good around logs and isolated clumps of trees. Heard they were catching them on "beast meat". Cubes of round steak that is. An interesting selection, but it works. Nightcrawlers and stinkbait should work also.
Stripes (yellow bass) - Good. Pin minnows are the top bait. Bo's Landing is the place to get em, if they're not sold out.
Try early or late in the day. You will often find them chasing shad on the surface at these times.
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