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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Reelfoot Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Reelfoot Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Tennessee
Latitude:
36.41653
Maximum Depth (ft) :
20
County:
Lake
Longitude:
-89.38314
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
15000
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2018-03-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
CatchTracker User
2017-03-26
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 49
Had not been to Reelfoot in years. A group of 6 of us hired a guide for the first day. We were able to boat 31 crappie. All of the conditions have to be right on this lake to catch fish. The next 3 days, the water was too rough. Poor fishing unless you're fishing for catfish. If you fish this lake, good luck. Fishing is not what it used to be on this lake 3/8/2017
Guest
2015-04-24
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Just returned from Reelfoot on 4/17-4/19, crappie fishing somewhat slow. Lake level seems to be a little higher than normal. Catching most crappie on jigs/minnows @ 18 inches...not a lot to brag about.
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Reelfoot Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.4
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 82 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Reelfoot Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.6
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Reelfoot Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Reelfoot Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- We had a trip from March 8-11 2017. We were only able to get out 1 day due to storms and high wind. It was a guided trip. The 1 day total was 7 fish. Spider rigging is the only way to go on this lake when conditions are less than perfect.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Reelfoot Lake Walleye Rating:
2.8
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
Reelfoot Lake Catfish Rating:
3.3
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Reelfoot Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
1
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Reelfoot Lake White Bass Rating:
1
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Reelfoot Lake Striped Bass Rating:
5
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Reelfoot Lake Trout Rating:
0
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.

Sunrise:

11:50

Sunset:

23:48

Moon Phase:


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