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Tunica Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created Tunica Lake, also known as Tunica Cut-Off, when they dynamited a horseshoe bend in the Mississippi River to straighten a channel. The lake receives both fish and water from a small intake chute at the lower end of the lake. Located on the Mississippi Delta, Tunica Lake is a prime and fertile environment for fishing. Additionally, this lake is near Tunica's casinos and Memphis, providing plenty of entertainment for the entire family.


Anglers can experience the thrill of catching bluegill up to 1.5 pounds, and legends are generated around the size of slab crappie caught at Tunica Lake. The lake is naturally fertile, providing great breeding grounds for largemouth, white, and yellow bass, a variety of catfish, drum, green sunfish, and gar. Look for features such as drop-offs, man-made structures, and sand bars to catch your trophy. Be aware that depths in this lake vary with river stages and with location.


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    Tunica Lake Mississippi Coordinates:
34.6404N -90.5034W
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Surface Area:
3,000 acres
Maximum Depth:
30 ft
154 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
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Tunica Lake has a boat ramp at a bait shop on Charlie Lane on the northeast bend of this lake.


Tunica Lake is over two hours' drive from the nearest state park and national forest. Visitors can find lodging easily in Tunica at the casinos. Tunica is about ten miles from the boat ramp at Charlie Lane. Memphis also provides plenty of lodging that can fit any budget.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Tunica Lake is located in Tunica County, Mississippi, just 40 miles south of the heart of Memphis on Highway 61. Other towns located near the lake include Tunica and Robinsonville.

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