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WE HAVE A BAIT AND TACKLE STORE STOCK WITH ALL OF YOUR FISHING NEEDS IN CASE YOU FORGOT SOMETHING. WE HAVE 10 TO 14 FOOT CRAPPIE POLES DOWN TO THE FAMOUS GRIZZLY JIGS. ALSO, WE HAVE HATS, T-SHIRTS, SNACKS AND A FEW GROCERY ITEMS. CLICK HERE FOR A PEAK.

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NO MORE NETS ON THE LAKE FOR CRAPPIE. COMMERCIAL FISHING IS OVER. THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HARVEST THE CRAPPIE THIS FALL OR EVER AGAIN!

REMEMBER WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK  

       BUY YOUR LOVED ONE A GIFT CERTIFICATE            FISHING PACKAGES-HUNTING PACKAGES-EAGLE WATCHING-OR JUST TO GET AWAY AND RELAX

Our boats are 16ft. john boats. They come with 6hsp. motors. Sorry, we don't furnish or rent trolling motors. But you can bring your own.

They have seats. No live well. We have larger boats for 3 people. If you don't want a package we rent the 2-man boat for $65.00 a day. A 3-man boat is $70.00 a day. Except March 10-May 23

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT REELFOOT LAKE

        WHEN DOES THE CRAPPIE BITE?

WE FISH FOR CRAPPIE YEAR ROUND EXCEPT DURING HOT WEATHER. FEBRUARY IS USUALLY THE START OF THE SEASON. WE CATCH BIG BIG SLAPS OF CRAPPIE AT THIS TIME. THEY ARE USUALLY HUNGRY AND MINNOWS ARE THE BEST BET. THE SPAWN FOR CRAPPIE COMES WITH WARMER WATER. LATELY THE END OF APRIL AND FIRST OF MAY HAS BEEN GOOD.

        WHEN DOES THE BLUEGILL BITE?

WE START CATCHING BLUEGILL IN LATE MARCH OR EARLY APRIL AROUND TREES AND AS THE WATER WARMS THEY START MOVING INTO THE BANKS. MAY AND JUNE ARE EXCELLENT MONTHS. BLUEGILL SPAWN 3 OR 4 TIMES A YEAR. WE CATCH THEM STILL ON THE BEDS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. BLUEGILLS LIKE TO HIT ON WAX WORMS OR CRICKETS.

bulletWHEN DO LARGE MOUTH BASS HIT?

WE DO GOOD ON BASS IN FEBRUARY PRE-SPAWN. THEY ARE FEEDING AND ARE AROUND STUMPS IN SHALLOW WATER. THE SPAWN COMES WITH WARMER WATER TEMPERATURES. SOME PARTS ON THE LAKE ARE SHALLOWER AND START WARMING FASTER SO THE BASS ARE CAUGHT THEIR FIRST. LATER THEY MOVE ALL AROUND THE BANKS NEXT TO LOGS AND DUCK BLINDS. SUMMER IS AN EXCELLENT TIME TO FISH FOR BASS.

        WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

WE HAVE TWO RESORTS. ONE ON THE UPPER BLUE BASIN (NORTH LOCATION) LOCATED OFF OF HWY. 78. THE OTHER IN ON THE LOWER BLUE BASIN ( SOUTH LOCATION) OFF OF HWY. 21.

bulletWHICH END OF THE LAKE IS THE BEST FOR FISHING?

BOTH ENDS OF THE LAKE ARE EXCELLENT FOR CATCHING ALL OF THE ABOVE. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE CAN BE THE WIND. AT SPORTSMANíS RESORT IF YOU ARE STAYING ON THE SOUTH END AND THE WIND IS TO BAD WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOU TO HAVE A BOAT ON THE NORTH END. IT IS MORE WIND PROTECTED.

        . CAN YOU GET FROM ONE END OF THE LAKE TO THE OTHER BY BOAT?

WE DONíT RECOMMEND IT. THE LAKE HAS A LOT OF CHANNELS AND YOU CAN GET LOST. IT IS A GREATER DISTANCE TO TRAVEL THAN MOST PEOPLE THINK. AT SPORTSMANíS RESORT WE HAVE ACCESS TO BOTH ENDS OF THE LAKE. IF YOU ARE STAYING AT ONE END AND WOULD LIKE TO FISH THE OTHER WE CAN ARRANGE THAT FOR YOU.

bulletWHAT IF I WANTED TO BRING MY OWN BOAT?

SOME DO. BUT MOST ARE AFRAID TO WITH ALL OF THE STUMPS IN THE WATER. WE USE 6 HSP. MOTORS. YOU HAVE TO GO SLOW. YOU WILL HIT STUMPS.

        WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF THE LAKE?

THE AVERAGE DEPTH IS 5 TO 7 FEET OF WATER FOUND ALL OVER THE LAKE.  THE DEEPEST WATER IS ON THE LOWER BLUE. IT HAS 18 FT. OF WATER. THE UPPER BLUE HAS 10 FT.

        HOW BAD ARE THE STUMPS?

STUMPS CAN BE FOUND ALL OVER THE LAKE. THAT IS WHAT MAKES REELFOOT A FISH HEAVEN. SOME ARE DEEP AND SOME ARE NOT. YOU WONíT HAVE ANY TROUBLE FINDING THEM.

        I HEAR THERE ARE A LOT OF SNAKES DOWN THERE?

THIS LAKE IS A NATURAL FISH HATCHERY SO WITH THAT COMES THE SNAKES. MOST ARE THE WATER SNAKES THAT FEED ON THE FISH. THEY WILL NOT BOTHER YOU. THEY LAY QUIETLY ON THE BANKS OR LOGS LIKE THE TURTLES AND ALL OF THE OTHER WILDLIFE WE HAVE ON THE LAKE. PEOPLE HAVE SEEN DEER, BEAVER, MUSKRATS, RACCOONS, EAGLES, CRANES, AND SNAKES ARE PART OF IT.

WE WANT YOU TO CATCH FISH. THAT IS WHAT BRINGS PEOPLE BACK. OUR GUIDES WILL TRY TO TELL YOU WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO USE, AND POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTIONS. OF COURSE, FISH DONíT BITE ALL OF THE TIME, BUT WE HOPE YOU HIT IT JUST RIGHT WHERE YOU CAN GO HOME AND TELL THE STORIES THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TELLING ABOUT REELFOOT LAKE FOR YEARS.  

WE HAVE IT ALL FOR THE FISHERMAN AND HIS FAMILY