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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.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish Yellow Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Paddlefish

Reelfoot Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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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

Contact Information

Reelfoot Lake
Reelfoot Lake State Park
2595 Hwy 21 E
Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079
731 253-9652

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