Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our Lake Is On Fire!

A fishing report by Sharon Seaton of  the Fishtale Lodge.
 

OUR LAKE IS ON FIRE!!!!   It's what fisher men's dreams are made of.
 
5:30 am - Blast Off.  A decision is made because of heat and making sure our fish are safe and released alive for future catching, weigh in will be at 1:30 rather than 3:00.

A 20 minute run down the lake to our first ledge.

6:30 am -   We have our limit! 5 good Keeper Bass.
 
6:35 am - Culling fish!  It cannot get any better than this!

Move on to our next ledge just for a change of scenery - and it's hard to leave a ledge that is holding good keeper fish. Trust me.

Culling again.  Bumping by a few ounces each time then by a pound then before you realize you've only 2 hours left to fish.  Where did the time go?  Constantly checking fish to assure they are ok.  Retying lines, changing lures, changing rods, grab a sandwich, drink some tea  - but never putting the rod down.  Too much action.  IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.  Our lake is on fire!

There was a time when we worked so hard just for a limit, and a 5 fish limit of 12 or 14 pounds was great.  You were pretty much assured that you would be in the top 5.  Now if you aren't at least 18 to 20 pounds you feel you just had a good day but nothing to brag about.  5 fish limits are now ranging from 20 to 26 pounds to win and place.  OUR LAKE IS ON FIRE!

The fish are healthy, strong, beautiful colors and so plentiful now that we are on the map as one of the best fisheries in the United States.  What an asset for our Tourism Community.  It doesn't get any better than this.  If it does, I won't be able to stand it.  OUR LAKE IS ON FIRE!

Here's one example.  In the Weekend Series held here this past Saturday, a guy fishing the tournament caught a 9 1/2 pound bass.  Now I don't care who you are  -  you have a 9 pound Bass you get pretty confident that you've got Big Bass of the day in the bag.  You get to the scales, sure enough, Big Fish, photos, applause, great feeling - 9 1/2 pounder is your personal best.  What a trophy fish, what a great story, how many people will you get to tell the story with a play by play account of how you felt the bite, you fought her into the boat, your partner nets the fish, you fall out on the floor, the exact lure, the depth of water, the kind of line, the wind, water temp, structure, all the info is burned into your brain.  
 
Then  -  another guy comes along with an 11 pounder!  WOW!!  It doesn't steal your thunder though because you can leave that out of your story.  But my point is - there are not many lakes in the United States that can say they have limits of fish weighing in at 28 pounds to 30 pounds.  Our LAKE IS ON FIRE!
 
 
As you can see in the following photos, David and Sharon Seaton are avid anglers fishing pretty much year 'round on our lake - Kentucky Lake out of Paris Landing. 
 
February Fishing
 
March Fishing
 
 
May Fishing
 
 
 
Come Play With Us!
 
 

Monday, June 24, 2013

New PLTL Member

Welcome to the newest member of the Paris Landing Tourism League.


Please visit their website at:  http://kentuckylakelodging.blogspot.com/  and

Come Stay With Them!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Next Miss Tennessee

We're keeping our fingers crossed for Hannah Robison to win the Miss Tennessee contest this week.  How cool would it be if the next Miss Tennessee came from our little neighborhood.


You go Hannah!


Follow her on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/#!/hannahrobison94?viewer_id=1334230023

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This Weekend

Great American Backyard Campout
June 21 - 22

Paris Landing State Park is offering a night of camping to families that are willing to spend the night with them and have additional fun while you are here. There will be activities such as outdoor cooking, campfire stories, nature hikes, and birds of prey! Registration is required.
Learn more.

 

 






Summer In The Park

Live music at 7:00 pm at the Paris Landing State Park Amphitheater. Enjoy country, bluegrass, gospel, rock and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy! Call 731-644-4465 for more information.  Live music in the amphitheater is scheduled for June 22, July 4, July 13, July 27 and September 1.






Bassmaster Weekend Series Fishing Tournament
http://www.americanbassanglers.com/BWS/bws_eventinfo13.php?id=703

 


 
 

 
Come Play With Us!

 



 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Go Find Yourself


There are so many good photos (over 500) of the 2013 Wounded Warrior Fishing Tournament at Paris Landing - that I'm sure, if you were there, you must be in one of these photos.  So feel free to go find yourself on the Wounded Warrior Facebook page at 
https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.469552719794383.1073741826.242511335831857&type=3

One of my personal favorites. 
 
We're so glad they came to play with us!

 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Catch of the Day

Did we say it's getting hot, hot, hot!  Edd Risner had a good morning even in the heat.

Thanks to Linda Sutherland at the Paris Landing Motel for the photo.

Come Play With Us!

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Paris Magazine and Tour de Paris Landing

There is a great article in the summer issue of PARIS! Magazine about the Tour de Paris Landing as well as a wonderful photograph on the cover of one of our seagulls by local photographer, award winning,  Jean Owens.

The article written by Jennifer Wheatley, talks about the race and the effect on our community.

PARIS! Magazine is all about the good stuff that happens in and around Paris and Henry County.  Please visit their website for information on how to subscribe.
 

http://myparismagazine.com/    The website of PARIS! Magazine.

http://myparismagazine.com/current_issue.pdf  Read the article on line here.

August 9, 10, 11, 2013
Paris Landing State Park
For more information or to register:  www.procyclingmiami.com
or call 785-973-5484
 
Come Play With Us!
 


 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League is tomorrow - Tuesday, June 11th at 6 pm in the Community Center at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex. 

You Are Invited!

We are all about promoting tourism in the Paris Landing area and supporting local businesses.  Your ideas, input, volunteerism and support is always appreciated.

Come Meet With Us!
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

2013 Triton Owners Tournament

Dreary weather and torrential rain didn't stop over 300 boats from participating in this year's Triton Owners Tournament at Paris Landing State Park.

Photo courtesy of Subway of Paris Landing.

Winners:
David Gnewikow and Jason Sain with 44.10 pounds.
Get a list of all the results at:
http://www.americanbassanglers.com/TOT2013Day2.html


Photo courtesy of Subway of Paris Landing.
 
Subway of Paris Landing served up 800 or so sausage biscuits (at 4 a.m.) for the anglers each morning as well as sandwiches after the Saturday weigh-in.

Lots of photos can be seen on Odom’s Blue and Gray Marine    Facebook page here.


Visit Triton Owners Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Triton-Boats/298988538480   or their website at  http://www.tritonboats.com/triton_owners_details.aspx for more information.