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    Default Fishing Reelfoot Lake Tenn.

    I would like to see if I would get some information on fishing Reelfoot lake the 1st week of April. I retired in Jan. and for my retirement trip myself and 3 others will be coming down to Reelfoot lake to try and catch some nice crappies. Any advise I could get would be greatly appreciated. Such as tackle jig and so on.

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    Schlotty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlotty View Post
    I would like to see if I would get some information on fishing Reelfoot lake the 1st week of April. I retired in Jan. and for my retirement trip myself and 3 others will be coming down to Reelfoot lake to try and catch some nice crappies. Any advise I could get would be greatly appreciated. Such as tackle jig and so on.

    Thank you

    Schlotty
    Are you bringing your boats or renting?


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    Would be worth it to hire a guide for the first day. He should show you where and how.
    Book guide, rooms very soon!!!!

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    We will be renting a boat. We are staying at one of the resorts which included the fishing package. I understand that there are some very good guides down the and I will be getting in touch with them. Any suggestions or pointer would be greatly appreciated.

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    By that time of the year and in addition to the guide info, should be plenty of boats to see what and where the fish are doing/going.
    Also, check to see if they provide trolling motor and battery.

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    If you are interested in catching fish I would hire a guide. If you just want to putter around depending on which resort you are staying I can probably give you some advice on which area close to try. You won’t be able to go very far from the resort. I would plan on bringing long jigging poles and jigs with chartreuse. A trolling motor is a necessity unless you like padding from tree to tree like the old days!


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    Look under the guides on this forum and contact Chase Petty. Great guy and can catch fish!


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    Newbie here. Coming down in mid march with my own boat. Hiring a guide for first day. Question is, not much for spider rigging. Does single pole use give us a chance at fish or do not many people fish like this down there? Thanks in advance for comments.

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