Approximately 14 miles east of Wartrace and Shelbyville From I-24: Take Exit 105 (U.S. 41) toward Manchester .4 miles. Right on 16th Model Road 5.9 miles to Bedford Lake Road. 2.5 miles to lake entrance.
Coy Gaithers/Bedford Lake is on Doddy Creek in Bedford County, and is used for recreation purposes. Built in 1940, the lake has a normal surface area of 42 acres. It is owned by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). Bedford Lake is of earthen construction. Its height is 31 feet with a length of 672 feet, with a capacity of 770 acre feet. Normal storage is 390 acre feet. It drains an area of 3.16 square miles. Coy Gaithers/Bedford Lake fishing tip: Early mornings and late afternoons are the best times for bass fishing, especially with topwater lures. Some of the best bass fishing occurs in rainy weather. Use surface lures that make lots of noise.
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