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Our guides are the best on the lake.  There are, of course, other guides on the lake that you can call, however; we have spent years testing and recruiting guides on Reelfoot and we can guarantee these guides are the best you can get for the money.

Billy Blakley

Reelfoot Lake Cypress Trees and Crappie

Billy Blakely is one of the finest, if not the finest, guides on Reelfoot today. His friends call him "toothpick" a name affectionately given to him by Bill Dance. Mr. Dance comes and fishes with Billy often, and it's always a great time. Billy has over 35 years experience in hunting and fishing in and around Reelfoot Lake. Having been raised in the area, Billy knows everything there is to know about the lake. He is an expert fisherman and hunter that works exclusively for Blue Bank Resort and we are proud he is on our team. He runs the marina facilities at Blue Bank and has trained many guides for the resort. He has been featured in over 100 outdoor shows and countless articles and magazines. 

Jeff Riddle

Reelfoot Lake Guide and Crappie

Jeff Riddle and his family have deep roots on Reelfoot Lake and have been guiding and fishing on Reelfoot Lake for over 100 years.  He has been one of the best on Reelfoot Lake for over 30 years and we are proud to have him on the Blue Bank Guide Staff. Jeff also fishes the American Crappie Trail and is the current American Crappie Trail Champion, winning the Super Bowl of the Crappie World. He has also been featured on many magazines and tv articles as well as being on the Pro Staff for Strike King, B'n'M Poles and many others.   

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