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Mrs. Crappie Stalker
07-15-2014, 08:35 PM
Hey everybody! It's been several years since we hosted a TN camp, so Paul and I decided to host another one next spring. It will be May 1 - May 3, 2015 at Reelfoot Lake. It's a really beautiful lake and although the crappie spawn will most likely be over, the bream bite should be really heating up about that time.

If you've never been to Reelfoot, this will be a great opportunity to make your first trip. I've talked to Louie and Wade Mansfield at Grizzly Jig and they've agreed to visit camp on Friday evening for a mini seminar/Q&A and possibly on Saturday, too.

If you're not a camper, there are several resorts/lodges to choose from for lodging and boat rental if you don't want to bring your own rig. Blue Bank Resort is right next to the park within walking distance and Cypress Point is just down the road.
Here's a link for a full list of places to stay: Lodging | Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council (http://reelfoottourism.com/reelfootlake/lodging/)

If you are camping, we'll be at the South state park campground. The campground really books up from March thru May, which is why I'm posting this early.
Here's the link for reservations: https://tnstateparks.itinio.com/reelfoot-lake
All the sites at this campground are very level and most of them (maybe all, not completely sure) are paved. There is a fish cleaning station and a small ramp in the campground and there are several ramps within just a few minutes in either direction.

There aren't any cabins in the state park now. They are supposed to be building new ones, but I don't think they've started yet.

If you have any questions, post here or pm me.

Hope to see y'all there!

Taylorx2
07-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Sounds good, See you there.

ShilohRed
07-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Sounds good to me only question is. Never been there with the lund? Is the Deep V boat going to be an issue? Been I'm guessing 7 years without fishing Reelfoot. Will check out a campsite, but thinking I will hit up my buddy that has a cabin just off the lake.:fish If we need it I have one of those big fish cookers like I cooked on back in the spring at Sardis I can bring.
Looking forward to the Ms fishing camp also.

Crappie Stalker
07-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Sounds good to me only question is. Never been there with the lund? Is the Deep V boat going to be an issue? Been I'm guessing 7 years without fishing Reelfoot. Will check out a campsite, but thinking I will hit up my buddy that has a cabin just off the lake.:fish If we need it I have one of those big fish cookers like I cooked on back in the spring at Sardis I can bring.
Looking forward to the Ms fishing camp also.

Hey Shiloh,
You shouldn't have a problem fishing out of the Lund. There are several folks that fish out of big Rangers without issue. But with that said, You still need to take your time moving around. The water level seems to be a lot more stable since the spillway repair has been completed. We may take you up on the use of your cooker. That would be great. Look forward to seeing you and your bride there.

ShilohRed
07-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Hey Shiloh,
You shouldn't have a problem fishing out of the Lund. There are several folks that fish out of big Rangers without issue. But with that said, You still need to take your time moving around. The water level seems to be a lot more stable since the spillway repair has been completed. We may take you up on the use of your cooker. That would be great. Look forward to seeing you and your bride there.

Should have thought if that barge of yours will work there anything will. :Rofl I have fished it a few times and always did great. But it was winter time and spider rigging. We pulled a lot of fish off the 50 yd line out there.

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
08-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Hey y'all, I was close to Reelfoot for work today, so I stopped at the park and took some pics of the campground for those who haven't seen it before.
I took some pics of Blue Bank so you can see what it looks like also. Spoke with the owner and they're already booking up for May.
If you're planning on coming to spring camp, prob ought to reserve your campsite or room at one of the lodges early. Cypress Point looks like they're shut down?

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This is the boat ramp at the campground. There are several more close by
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Blue Bank
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Danny2072
10-13-2014, 07:04 PM
That is a nice place to camp, fitting my boat through that hole can be tricky but there's great fishing straight out from that ramp.
i havnt called for reservations yet, hope they're aren't booked up

"D"
10-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Great pix of the place. Maybe, just maybe. And Louie and Wade were very nice to meet last month. I passed through on the way to Elkhart, In and had to stop.176233

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
10-29-2014, 07:19 PM
If you're planning on coming and looking for a room/cabin, Blue Bank is almost completely booked and they have a 3 day minimum during that time in May. Boyette's still has rooms available - 888-465-6523. Don't know about these others, but here are phone numbers: Sportsmans Resort South - 731-253-6581; Cypress Point - 800-394-1886; Eagle Nest (They're in Samburg just down the road) 877-EAGLE 01.

ShilohRed
10-30-2014, 08:57 PM
Will call Joe tomorrow and check on his cabin. As it may not be available then, if not will get a campsite ). That is the State park campground? Or am I lost?
Looking forward to this one for sure. Have fish cooker will travel.:Rofl
Pete

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
11-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Yep. State park campground on the south end. We're gonna have a great time!

crappie4me2
11-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Gonna be a good spring camp and will have some good items that you could win. :) Just please drink Pepsi and Dr. Pepper Products.
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Mrs. Crappie Stalker
03-16-2015, 07:30 AM
Just a little over six weeks til camp. I'll be posting more info on the Tennessee board in a week or so about supply lists and other details. Stay tuned! We're gonna have some great prizes and of course, the fellowship and food will be outstanding!

Tn Johnboy
03-16-2015, 07:52 AM
Let me know how i can help Vonna

ShilohRed
03-16-2015, 08:04 AM
Will be fun for sure. I know its going to be a long mid week for us. Going to the New Bass Pro Shop in memphis that Wed night. Get to see it before it opens to the public.:biggrin Then drive home and get ready to head to R/F the next am. Both depthfinders have bit the dust so will be trying to scrape the cash up for new one.:dono unreal in the boat under a shed and both got water inside them. Guessing all the freezing weather got to the old things this winter. 987c SI is I think 7 years old. And the Matrix 97 is about the same age.
Also will still have our fish cooker and will help cook if you need me to.
Pete

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
03-30-2015, 08:55 PM
Please see the Tennessee board for a supply and head count thread. Hope to see lots of folks there!

"G"
04-30-2015, 03:23 PM
Time to head to TN