reelfoot action

Discussion in 'TENNESSEE LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Eddie Mullins, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Eddie Mullins

    Eddie Mullins New Member

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    Anybody fishing reelfoot now. I was thinking about a trip over there and wondering how the bite was.

    I also wanted to confirm the limit. I have heard you can catch lots of cats, but also think I read the regs right, there is only a 5 fish limit?

    Oh and what about the stumps - I hear you can just expect to hit some and theres too many to do more than idle?
     
  2. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    The limit is just ONE catfish over 34". Any smaller can be kept as many as your preference. I've never fished reelfoot but I know cats are there. If I drove that far I would try to go somewhere on the Mississippi.:smile2::wink:
     

  3. Eddie Mullins

    Eddie Mullins New Member

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    I was hoping I misunderstood the regs, but thought they said state park lakes have a 5 catfish limit, blue, channel or combination.
     
  4. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Copied this from the Reelfoot section of the TWRA fishing guide:

    Preservation Permit required for all users except
    those under 16 years of age and residents 65 years
    or older. The use of gasoline powered boats is
    prohibited in TWRA posted areas during April
    and May.

    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,
    no length limit

    Catfish (all species): no harvest limit for fish under
    34 inches 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, the releasing
    of harvested fish, is prohibited.

    Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit

    Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes:
    no creel or length limit
     
  5. Eddie Mullins

    Eddie Mullins New Member

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