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Reelfoot Fishing

Q.  What kind of lodging do you have?


A.  At the resort, we have cabins as well as motel style units. 




Q.  What is in the rooms?


A.  The cabin style units at the resort have a variety of beds and kitchenettes that can sleep 2 - 16 (depending on what's available).  The motel style units at the resort have pine log beds in twin, double, and queen size (2 doubles or 1 queen & twin per room) with microwave, coffee pot, and small fridge.  All rooms have heating/air conditioning as well as color cable televisions.

Q.  Are there coffee pots in the rooms?


A. Yes, we have full size coffee pots in all the rooms and provide one packet of coffee each day.  If you need a lot of coffee to get you going, you should bring extra.




Q.  What do I need to bring?


A. For fishing: you'll need to bring an ice chest, minnow bucket and/or cricket box.  For hunting: enough clothes to dress in layers, water proof boots, orange vest and hat for deer, your preferred type of weapon and ammunition.




Q.  Do you allow pets?


A.  We are pet friendly, however we do ask that anytime that they are on the grounds that they are on a leash and if they are left alone in the room that they are put in a kennel.




Q.  Do you furnish pots and pans in the rooms with the kitchens?


A.  We try to keep the basics in the cabins and rooms with kitchens.




Q.  What days do your packages start on?


A.  The 4 day packages start on Sunday and the 3 day packages start on Thursday. 




Q.  What kind of boats do you have?


A.  We provide 16' long - 48" bottom jon boats.  They have padded swivel seats (2 - 3 per boat) and they have 8hp outboard motors.  No live wells.


Q.  Do you have trolling motors and depth finders?


A.  We do have trolling motors for rent at $45/day, but we do not have depth finders.  If you decide to bring a trolling motor, please also bring your battery, charger, and a long extension cord.




Q.  When is the best time to come fishing?


A.  Well that depends, for big crappie the best time is from October thru March.  For a lot of crappie, try mid-march thru the end of May.  Bass are generally good from March thru November, the best time is in May and June.  Bluegill like it warm, April thru September, May and June are best.  Catfish do well in summer months with trot lines, yo-yo's and rod & reel.




Q.  What is the average size of the fish?


A.  Crappie average ¾ to 1 ¾ lbs. (we have seen 3 pounders caught).  Bass average 3 ½ to 4 lbs. and are 17" or longer.  Bluegill average ¾ lb.




Q.  Do you offer fish cleaning?


A. While the resort does not offer fish cleaning there are usually dockhands that will clean fish for a fee when they are not working.  This service is beween the dock hand and the customer and the resort does not collect any fees or oversee any of the fish cleaning. 




Q.  Do you have maid service/housekeeping?


A.  Yes, we do have a housekeeping staff that will freshen your room, however they are not responsible for washing dishes.


Q.  Are deposits required?


A.  Fishing deposits are required to hold your room. They are non-refundable & non-transferable. 




Q.  Can I pay my deposit with a credit/debit card?


A.  Deposits can be paid with credit card, check or money order withing two weeks of the day they are phoned in (not two weeks of the reservation date).




Q.  If I can't make it or the weather turns bad can I get a refund on my deposit?


A.  It is a firm company policy that once a deposit is processed it is non-refundable/non transferrable. 



Q.  Where can I purchase Fishing License?


A. - You will need a TN Fishing License & Reelfoot Preserve Permit


You can purchase them online & choose your start date.

Reelfoot Regulations

Preservation Permit required for lake users except those under 16 years of age, residents 65 years or older, and lifetime or sportsman license holders. The use of gasoline powered boats is prohibited in TWRA posted areas April 1 through May 31. 

  • Largemouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.

  • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit.

  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.

  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.

  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.

  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.

  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31. Culling is prohibited.

  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.

  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Reelfoot Hunting

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