Reelfoot Lake News

12/10/2017
Roger Griffeth
Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property".

12/8/2017 1:03:00 AM
The Paris Post-Intelligencer
All the ingredients in a duck hunter’s hunting recipe were there. Sometimes, the ducks don’t play by the rules! Nearby Reelfoot Lake hunters were getting some shooting, but like us, they were somewhat surprised at the lack of activity on such a great day.

12/6/2017 10:45:00 PM
The Paducah Sun
HORNBEAK, Tenn. -- Blue Bank Resort is hosting its annual Christmas Winter Wonderland at Reelfoot Lake in Northwest Tennessee. The butterfly garden and walking trail has been transformed into a Christmas-inspired walkway with over 200,000 lights and ...

12/3/2017
News Tribune
My grandfather was born and raised in the tiny town of Nauvoo, near Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee. Like many southern families of the 1920s, the Hendren clan was large and close-knit. So large in fact, grandpa was actually six years older than his ...

12/1/2017 9:36:00 PM
Daily Journal
My grandfather was born and raised in the tiny town of Nauvoo, near Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee. Like many southern families of the 1920s, the Hendren clan was large and close-knit. So large, in fact, that Grandpa was actually six years older than ...

11/23/2017 9:07:00 PM
ducks.org
During hunting season, I used to keep an apartment on Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake. The mallards that hung around a nearby boat dock were what I'd call semi-wild, but I would sit and listen to them for hours. They made many different calls—long and short ...

11/22/2017 2:07:00 PM
gameandfishmag.com
High-quality hunting and accommodations are available to meet any budget. Here are a few of our favorites. Reelfoot Lake, a natural depression formed by an earthquake in 1811-12, is one of America’s most renowned duck hunting destinations. It offers a ...

11/22/2017 11:20:00 AM
The Weather Channel
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11/21/2017 12:17:00 AM
ducks.org
For example, several years ago I was bluegill fishing in early June on northwest Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake. The water level was high after a heavy rain. A friend who had spent his life guiding on the lake told me about a hole back in the timber that was ...

11/20/2017 8:20:00 AM
ducks.org
A few decades later, another early master, Victor Glodo, developed a more effective design, which he put to good use as a market hunter on Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake. Over time, many individuals experimented with and improved upon these early prototypes.

11/18/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/14/2017 11:37:00 AM
Wmcactionnews5
One of the best areas in the Mid-South to see bald eagles is Reelfoot Lake in Tiptonville, Tennessee, according to the curator. He said hundreds of bald eagles use Reelfoot as a hunting spot this time of year. An early arctic blast in the north may have ...

11/14/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

11/12/2017 10:50:00 PM
Daily Mail
#TNDucks #Ducks #Cut’em,' he said in the photo post showing that they had checked in at Reelfoot Lake at 7.41am. Kentucky State Police Post 3 spokesman Trooper Jeremy Hodges says three people were pronounced dead at the scene, and the fourth person was ...

11/10/2017 1:22:00 AM
The Paris Post-Intelligencer
Areas will be off limits to anglers and recreational boating traffic until March 15, 2018. The Reelfoot Lake segment will see its early two-day season arrive Saturday and Sunday. Each year, the Reelfoot Lake zone has an exclusive early two-day season as ...

11/3/2017 5:10:00 AM
The Weather Channel
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11/2/2017 10:52:00 PM
ducks.org
If pressure gets too heavy, these birds will abandon a preferred area. On some traditional shooting grounds where pressure is very heavy (Bayou Meto in Arkansas, Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee), ducks will pile up in dense, brushy thickets, not because this is ...

11/1/2017 6:41:00 PM
ducks.org
Mike Terry of Obion, Tennessee, was among this latter group. Terry typically hunts over a flooded cornfield north of Reelfoot Lake. But when the Mississippi jumped its banks, the ducks began going elsewhere. To stay in the game, he had to go out and find them.

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/20/2017 12:00:00 PM
NWTN Today
UNCOVERING THE PAST — When retired Judge David Hayes of Union City began poring over the earliest records of the Reelfoot Lake region whenever he could find the time between cases, he discovered the area’s history was more interesting than he had ever ...

10/20/2017 8:22:00 AM
Seacoast Online
One of my favorite exhibits was the room-sized Earthquake Simulator, a high-tech re-creation of the enormous New Madrid quakes of 1811 and 1812 that changed the flow of the Mississippi River and created nearby Reelfoot Lake. The panoramic, wrap-around ...

10/17/2017 12:53:00 PM
NWTN Today
GUESTS OF HONOR — Pelicans are set to take center stage this weekend at the Reelfoot Lake Pelican Festival at Reelfoot Lake State Park near Tiptonville. American White pelicans are known to make a pit stop at Reelfoot Lake every fall during their annual ...

10/17/2017 11:08:00 AM
ducks.org
Few areas of the country are as steeped in waterfowling lore as northwestern Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake, where the legendary market hunter Victor Glodo helped develop the modern duck call. An expert on the subject is Russell Caldwell, one of the nation's ...

10/15/2017 4:18:00 PM
WREG
"It caused the Mississippi river to run backwards, helped to form Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee and caused a lot of damage in and around this area before it was really widely settled. A lot of people thought that the world was coming to an end ...

10/14/2017 7:43:00 AM
ducks.org
To learn more about hunting gadwalls, I asked three experts: Lamar Boyd, who with his father runs Beaver Dam Hunting Service on Beaver Dam Lake in Tunica, Mississippi; Jeremy Seals, a guide on Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee; and Brett Lofton from Lafayette ...

10/12/2017 1:21:00 PM
The Commercial Appeal
Sue Goodrum's son was born in Memphis on August 19, 1982. Growing up, he liked to fish with his brothers — one older and one younger — at Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee about 100 miles north of Memphis. A big guy at 6 feet 3 inches ...

10/8/2017 5:40:00 AM
Nooga
A range map that’s several years old shows the northern boundary of their range in Tennessee running from Reelfoot Lake on the west side to the Ocoee area in the east. Some experts predict they will spread as far north as Massachusetts. While experts ...

10/8/2017 12:45:00 AM
OPB
Along the southern shore of Tennessee’s Reelfoot Lake, a well-known state park, bald cypress and oak trees also showed symptoms of dicamba exposure this summer. Nathan Hoover, a forest health specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture ...

10/7/2017 1:23:00 PM
ducks.org
Mike Terry of Obion, Tennessee, was among this latter group. Terry typically hunts over a flooded cornfield north of Reelfoot Lake. But when the Mississippi jumped its banks, the ducks began going elsewhere. To stay in the game, he had to go out and find them.

10/7/2017 2:52:00 AM
NPR News
Along the southern shore of Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake, a well-known state park, bald cypress and oak trees also showed symptoms of dicamba exposure this summer. Nathan Hoover, a forest health specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture ...

10/7/2017 1:00:00 AM
WBUR
Along the southern shore of Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake, a well-known state park, bald cypress and oak trees also showed symptoms of dicamba exposure this summer. Nathan Hoover, a forest health specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture ...

10/6/2017 11:44:00 PM
ducks.org
"Ducks often go to the first decoy spread they see," he says. "I have seen it over and over again in places like Reelfoot Lake. A flock of ducks will see a good decoy spread, and it's like they get tunnel vision. That's why I use the biggest decoys I can find.

10/5/2017 3:58:00 PM
NWTN Today
AND THE WINNER IS … Tonya Beard of Reelfoot Lake is the winner of The Messenger’s September photo contest. She took this image of her son, Clinton George Beard, with Marti Eakin Doss at Discovery Park of America during Labor Day festivities with an ...

10/2/2017 4:00:00 PM
NWTN Today
PUMPKIN PREPPING — The preparations for the annual Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival were in full swing Thursday, as most of the vendors were assembling their tents and arranging their wares before the official opening today. Vendors come from many ...

10/1/2017 2:33:00 AM
ducks.org
It can be a time when ducks work well or when flight birds show up. For instance, one of my regular hunting locales is Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee. Reelfoot hunters typically get a flash of action the first hour or so in the morning, and then the ...

9/28/2017 12:28:00 PM
WREG
For the most part Jacob had been doing well until he went Bowfishing this year at Reelfoot Lake. He picked up an infection through the cracks of his feet causing severe swelling and pain. “He`s wading in crocks with athlete`s feet waiting to fish and he ...

9/28/2017 9:34:00 AM
ducks.org
It has been determined, however, that Victor Glodo Jr. moved to Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake during the early 1890s. The Glodo name has since become synonymous with Reelfoot Lake-style duck calls. A blacksmith, Glodo used copper reeds, and is also credited ...

9/27/2017 3:15:00 PM
NWTN Today
PROJECT IN LIMBO — The economical optimism surrounding a new, updated visitors center at Reelfoot Lake State Park was halted along with the progress at the project’s construction site after the Tennessee Department of Transportation conducted an audit ...

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)





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