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Reelfoot lake

Postby JIMMYK1978 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:28 pm

I need some information, my father asked me today if I would like to go down to reelfoot lake this year to do some hunting. Does anyone hunt this area and is worth the trip? If so can anyone suggest a guide in the area.

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Postby Preacher1011 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:51 pm

I've heard Reelfoot has great hunting, and I know it has great scenery. I'd go even if I didn't see a duck, it's real pretty down there. I've been there, just not to hunt. In my opinion, it will be well worth your trip.
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Postby blockmaker » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:42 am

You will not be disapointed, i was born and raised there and hunt every day of the season, we average 700 to 1300 ducks a year and some blinds are way better than mine. i guide full time but im full this year. i would recommend Blue bank resort, great blinds, great gudes.
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Postby TennesseeNW » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:33 pm

Prettiest place on earth.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:02 pm

one hell of a place to hunt and fish.
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Postby jwhite » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:25 am

Mike Newsom is the MAN!!! floodedtimber.com he maybe full but if you want other info pm me!
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Postby trck drvr » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:21 am

www.blackjackpocket.com

been there many times...best blinds/guides on the lake.(that i have tried)
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Postby THE NATURAL » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:40 pm

jwhite wrote:Mike Newsom is the MAN!!! floodedtimber.com he maybe full but if you want other info pm me!


Thanks!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby arnocc6 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:41 am

Hey fellas. Was thinking about planning a trip to Reelfoot. Is there public hunting allowed? I'm from NC, and have heard wonderful things about the area. I don't want to step on anyones toes (I understand that foreigners are not strongly welcomed), I'm just looking fr some good hunting and great scenery. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Also does anyone know how much an out of state license would run me?
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Postby Reelfoot Quack Smoker » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:58 pm

One day permit is $10.50, seasion is $51.00 and you will need a federal duck stamp $15.00
public hunting is allowed usually out of your boat. I recomend leasing a blind and/or a guide check out GRASSYBEND.COM for some more info they will put ya in a blind with or without a guide
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Postby cuppedup50 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:56 am

reelfoot qs what is the water level looking like up there? i've heard it's really low. do you know whats its looking like?
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Postby TennesseeNW » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:49 pm

It is extremely low like last year about this time. Many visible stumps and some just inches below the surface. I'd say around 14 to 16 below normal.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:44 pm

yea i imagined it was atleast a foot low. i was up there bout 3 months ago and it was REALLY low then. hopefully with this rain today it rose a little bit.
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Postby TennesseeNW » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:20 am

I love it low. It's the only water around.
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Lake level

Postby mollyworker » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:22 am

It's down about 14". See http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tn/nwis/uv/?s ... 0065,00060 for exact numbers. I hope this raises the lake.I know several people who have floaters to move onto their site and not enough water to move them O hope TWRA will be understanding. The lake has been too low for many weeks to move floaters in in a LOT of places.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:53 pm

good point TN if it stays low we should smack em on the lake this year.
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Postby mollyworker » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:08 am

cuppedup50 wrote:good point TN if it stays low we should smack em on the lake this year.


IF you can get your blind in place and get to it! Some of theopen water blinds with water WILL smack them unless the lake comes up. It will probably recover. It did last year.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:01 pm

yea lets hope it does. one of my buddies has a blind that we REALLY hope gets water SOON. if it does it might get nasty.
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Postby Reelfoot Quack Smoker » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:52 pm

right now our blind looks like its 10 feet off the water. almost cant get in it from the boat. almost cant get to the blind even with a go devil
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Postby cuppedup50 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:12 pm

maybe this rain coming through on th. and fri. will raise it up a few inches.
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Postby GADUCKS » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:23 pm

mollyworker wrote:
cuppedup50 wrote:good point TN if it stays low we should smack em on the lake this year.


IF you can get your blind in place and get to it! Some of theopen water blinds with water WILL smack them unless the lake comes up. It will probably recover. It did last year.


im going to make my first trip to reelfoot in jan. and i hope youre right because the blind we're hunting is open water and my buddy up there said the only thing that will kill us is if the river floods/water levels rise.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:59 pm

who are you hunting with?
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Postby GADUCKS » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:31 am

cuppedup50 wrote:who are you hunting with?


im hunting with a friend who has a blind up there. one of those "been in the family ever since" blinds. not a guide service. im looking forward to it though! huntin over 1000 dekes is sure going to be different than hunting over six in a woody hole!
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Postby cuppedup50 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:01 pm

aw ok. gaducks a couple of my buddies help guide up there and didnt know who you were going with. yea it will be a lot different than hunting over half a doz deeks. it will definately be a show. i heard the lake and the refuges are holding quite a few ducks right now mainly because there is no water no where else around here. good luck on you hunt.
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Reelfoot Opening Day

Postby Reelfoot Legend » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:50 am

Several blinds had a very good shoot -- killing several ducks early in day before the wind got up around noon, real hard. Sun did come out for a few minutes

Mostly Gray ducks, teal and divers - few mallards also
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