Water Levels around Reelfoot Lake - West Tennessee

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Water Levels around Reelfoot Lake - West Tennessee

Postby Reelfoot Legend » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:31 pm

Water Levels at Reelfoot Lake

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It's been several hunters contact me about water levels on Reelfoot Lake and area wetlands around the lake.

For everybody info -- most wetlands areas are dry due to no rain this summer - we are down about 25" - some areas are dry for the first time in almost 25+ years.

Reelfoot Lake is 24" low as of this morning -- it does not look good for opening day on Nov. 10th and if it does not start raining soon -we need a couple of big hard rains - the 1st of Dec ducks are going to have to look hard at open water areas to feed if it does not rain, most of the pot holes and back woods area are dry.

We have a few Teal, Gadwalls on lake now plus local ducks.
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Postby TennesseeNW » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:07 pm

Our hole was 6 inches deep two weeks ago. Usually around 2 1/2 to 3 feet regularly.
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Current Water Levels

Postby Reelfoot Legend » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:09 am

Was on Lake yesterday - water stands at 280.76' feet mean sea level some 2 feet below pool at 282.70' feet.

It has not went down much this week -- about the same.

It's going to have to rain alot between now and Dec 1 to help.

Most if not all pot holes and grass holes are dry in the Cranetown, Grassey Bend areas. Upper end of Lake also. Rag Point Ditch and Samburg Ditch area pot holes are dry.
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Postby mollyworker » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:04 pm

Water level at 281.49 or so 10/24/07 in PM. Still low but better!
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Postby Itchy Coyote » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:01 am

I was up there last week end and I had a good laugh. I was coming back from Sanducky Ohio and stoped there for the night.

As we pulled into the camp ground I saw a hole lot of boats that should not be on that lake. I think it was BASS PRO SHOPS CRAPPIE MASTERS.

I walked around and the guys that were fishing had nice boats and most of them brok something on them out on the lake. A few of them had a hard time just getting in the water.

But it has rain the pass week but not all that much but the lake should be coming up if it keeps rain like this before hunting rolls around.
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Postby TennesseeNW » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:15 am

Its up when I went yesterday. Not to normal, but it's better than it was. Saw some grey ducks.
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Postby jowayen@yahoo.com » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:55 am

I was at Reelfoot for the opener on the 10th and 11th. We push-poled and struggled to some open holes and found ourselves all alone. What an unusual treat on opening day! We saw (relatively) few ducks for Reelfoot but we shot plenty. Heard lots of shooting on open water. The divers must have been making their usual kamakazie circles from blind to blind.

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Postby TennesseeNW » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:09 pm

You heard all the fools shooting coots.
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Postby jowayen@yahoo.com » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:25 am

That's too funny. I guess some people really had the itch. No wonder I kept hearing one shot at a time. Does anyone eat these carp of waterfowl? I saw people throwing what I thought was ducks at each other at the boat ramp. I did think they were funny looking divers as I drove by but I didn't look close for the white beak.
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Postby TennesseeNW » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:10 pm

they're good in dumplings
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