Guide To Fishing At Reelfoot Lake
AKA: Reelfoot Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and paddlefish at Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee.
Known for quality crappie fishing, Reelfoot Lake is also home to numerous other fresh water fish species. This is a 15,400-acre reservoir in the extreme northwest corner of the state and offers quality fishing for bass, catfish, striped bass, bluegill, sunfish and other species. Several boat launch ramps are available to the public. Much of the lake is surrounded by residential homes or forest However, there are places to fish from shore - like the two campground areas.
Primary fish species residing in Reelfoot Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Reelfoot Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Southshore Resort Boat Rentals
Rentals: Jon boats and pontoons
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Reelfoot Lake Public Access
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking. It is located on the west side of the Upper Blue Basin.
Sunkist Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Reelfoot Lake State Park Campground - 731 253-9652
Reelfoot Lake Campgrounds Campground - 731 253-9652
Reelfoot Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Reelfoot Lake State Park
2595 Hwy 21 E
Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079
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General Fishing Info
Exceptionally good crappie fishing in northwest TN.