***NOTICE****TN 2016 Hunting and fishing licenses go on sale February 18 each year, the beginning of prime fishing, and are valid until the last day of February the following year. We are an authorized fishing license agency, offering hunting & fishing license and boat registration renewals. Open 7 days a week – 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. PH: 731-584-7880 Located inside the boat show room
The Tennessee River lakes are home to more than 100 main species of fish, about 20 of which are caught regularly. These lakes, especially Kentucky Lake, are justifiably famous for crappie, bluegill, catfish, stripers, sauger, and largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass.
Artificial fish attractors – everything from old tires to great brush piles to stake beds – have been constructed in nearly all major creeks holding at least 10 feet of water. The attractors create a habitat for small fish; the small fish in turn lure the larger ones. A study conducted in Kentucky Lake by fishery biologists revealed that one acre of brush in a fish attractor averaged nearly 3,000 bluegill, 1,500 crappie, 580 catfish, and two largemouth bass.
If you are looking for a great place to stay and a great place to fish – look no further than Birdsong Resort & Marina. Call 731-584-7880 to reserve your home away from home.
One of our guest brought in a 5 gallon bucket full of crappie caught under the Birdsong bridge working the banks. They have been closed mouth during the flooding and cool weather, but they are definitely here now.
Black Crappie plentiful in the great Birdsong Creek, just try Crappie Hollow!!!
Get ready Benton County…we have a resort full of Crappie Anglers arriving this week-end. Water is still cool and crappie are starting to move from the winter pattern and into a pre-spawn 12 – 15 ft. water depth. Working the deep water should be the ticket by the weekend, with the cold front this week and rain Wed nite and Thurdsday morning. Good Luck and Happy Fishing!
Have you made your reservations for Fall Crappie fishing season? Call today while there are still a few vacancies 731-584-7880
Season begins around the first week in October as the morning water temperatures drop to around 70 degrees. The baitfish will then move into the bays to feed up for winter and the Crappie will follow them to do likewise.
The fish will first show up around the mouths of the bays near the old creek channel and river ledges just as they do in the early prespawn stages of spring. However, they will move into the bays a little quicker than in the spring as the water cools.
The fall fishing patterns will last until the water temperatures drop to the lower 50’s, normally around the end of November at which time the baitfish and Crappie will move out to the deeper water winter areas on the main lake.