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Reelfoot TN Crappie Fishing #13409651 01/19/20 08:57 PM
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I had a great time fishing Reelfoot Lake in TN. The weather was great for one day then it went to pot, so I only got one day of fishing there and had to cancel my trip to MS at Lake Sardis. Got the pleasure of fishing with Tony Hughes who won the Lucas Oil American Crappie Trail National Championship on Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville La. We had a blast and it was fun to get on a new lake and one that I had been to many times but never got to fish.



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Re: Reelfoot TN Crappie Fishing [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #13409750 01/19/20 10:46 PM
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My grandfather used to fish there once or twice a year especially during the spawn. I was too little to go but remember the fish fry at the
church when all the 'men' would go for a few days and really catch bunches. I think I remember hearing about motor limits, and stumps everywhere.
We lived in Kennett, Mo. at the time. fish

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That is a really cool lake. Have duck hunted there several times, and went crappie fishing once, several years ago. Weather was terrible - cold front during spring break - ice and freezing. Still fished some, caught a few, but not what we were hoping for.

Have had some great duck hunts there, and then watched the clouds other days... typical duck hunting.

Stumps everywhere is an understatement... about like fishing Lake Fork, as far as stumps and being careful. Boat repair people around there stay busy I am sure.

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Re: Reelfoot TN Crappie Fishing [Re: KEGracing] #13410394 01/20/20 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KEGracing
That is a really cool lake. Have duck hunted there several times, and went crappie fishing once, several years ago. Weather was terrible - cold front during spring break - ice and freezing. Still fished some, caught a few, but not what we were hoping for.

Have had some great duck hunts there, and then watched the clouds other days... typical duck hunting.

Stumps everywhere is an understatement... about like fishing Lake Fork, as far as stumps and being careful. Boat repair people around there stay busy I am sure.

Enjoy all

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This is the first year I had been there where you could not see the stumps. There were probably only about 20 showing on the part of the lake we fished, but in years past there were hundreds. In the video Tony mentioned that when it is low you can literally walk across the lake on the tops of stumps and that is true. I only hit 3, well maybe 4 and only one with the engine. I literally put the motor up to where it was just able to suck in water and still push me. At that point anything I hit was just on the bottom of the boat. We have duck hunted there for about 7 years and it has been just like you said, some days great and other days the most movement you see are the decoys chasing each other.

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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
My grandfather used to fish there once or twice a year especially during the spawn. I was too little to go but remember the fish fry at the
church when all the 'men' would go for a few days and really catch bunches. I think I remember hearing about motor limits, and stumps everywhere.
We lived in Kennett, Mo. at the time. fish


I am not sure if there is a motor limit, I had not heard that, BUT anyone who goes faster than idle speed is an idiot! haha. When we duck hunt the guides run full speed, but they also know where they are going as they have the lanes marked out, but that is also on the other side of the lake. The fishing side is just stumps. Sounds like good memories that you have my friend.


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Re: Reelfoot TN Crappie Fishing [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #13410892 01/21/20 12:21 AM
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Beautiful place with a great history

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Neat video. Thanks for sharing. cheers


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