Apr 17, 2018

The Blue Goose

USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System
9 hrs
The Blue Goose is the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Rachel Carson, author of the seminal book “Silent Spring,” said: “Wherever you meet this sign, respect it. It means that the land behind the sign has been dedicated by the American people to preserving, for themselves and their children, as much of our native wildlife as can be retained along with our modern civilization.”
📷U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

World's Biggest Fish Fry Schedule, Form, Information

The schedule for the World's Biggest Fish Fry, April 21-28th,  is now available along with forms for all the activities.  Please visit http://paristnchamber.com/fish-fry-information/  or their Facebook page.


Apr 15, 2018

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 04/14/2018





Congratulations to Michele DeCaro, photo contest winner for the week ending 4/14/18 for this photo, "Two birds and one pole."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules at: http://visitparislanding.com
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!

Apr 9, 2018

Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.

We hope you'll join us.

Apr 8, 2018

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 4/7/18



Congratulations Jessica Lynn, photo contest winner for the week ending 4/7/18 for this fishing photo.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules at: http://visitparislanding.com
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!

Apr 5, 2018

March 2018 Photo Contest Winner


Congratulations to Mike Wilson, photo contest winner for March, 2018, for this photo, "Peacefully, Unknown Neighbors."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Apr 2, 2018

Boating Education In Tennessee


Any Tennessee resident born after January 1, 1989 must show the TWRA-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the TWRA Boating Safety exam.  
No other certificate will be accepted as meeting the requirements of the law.  The Tennessee mandatory boating education law is similar to the driver’s license law.  You acquire the study materials, study, and then take an approved boating safety exam administered by an approved representative of the TWRA
If there is an adult on board (at least 18 years old, or if born after 1/1/89, or possesses the certification) that can take immediate control of the vessel this certificate is not required.
Out of State Boaters
If you were born after January 1, 1989, TWRA will accept any NASBLA approved boating safety certificate.

FAQ


How do I replace my lost or stolen boating safety card?

If your boating safety card is lost or stolen, you may purchase a Type 605 license from a license agent for $5.00. The duplicate card will be mailed approximately 2 weeks from purchase date.

How do I take the exam?

First, you must be at least 12 years old to take the exam. After studying the boating safety material, you must first purchase, for $10.00, a Type 600 boating safety exam permit from any business (license agent) that sells hunting and fishing licenses (WalMart sporting goods, bait stores, marinas, etc.).  If your parents or someone else purchases the permit for you to take the exam, they must give your information to the sales agent. Otherwise the proper information will not match and you will not receive the boating safety certificate.
The receipt from this transaction is your "ticket" to take the exam. Try not to lose this receipt, it will admit you into an exam location and will also serve as a temporary certificate if you pass the exam.
If you do not pass the exam, this receipt/"ticket" can continue to be used to take the exam as many times as it takes to pass. Try not to lose it!

How do I study?

There are many avenues to study:
  • You may call (615) 781-6682, e-mail, or write to Boating Division, TWRA, PO Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204 and have study materials sent to you (free) and self study.
  • You may log onto www.boat-ed.com/tennessee and study online by clicking  “Study Guide” at the top of the page.
  • Boating Safety Class. There are many classroom classes offered throughout the state. See the map below for classes available in your area.

How long does it take to complete the exam?

Allow approximately one hour to take the exam.

How long will it take to receive my wallet card?

When you pass the exam, you will receive your wallet card in the mail within a few weeks.

Renters of Watercraft

People who rent any type of watercraft are exempt from having the certification.  The renter is determined by the name that appears on the rental agreement.

TWRA Boating Safety Course Information and locations.


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency


Apr 1, 2018

Cast-N-Blast

Turkey Hunters and Bass Fishermen.....I know you are thinking of Spring! We need your participation in our Cast-N-Blast fundraiser for Henry County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Hunt or Fish all for a great cause! We appreciate your support.
Visit the Cast-N-Blast Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HenryCountyCPCCastNBlast/

Last Chance To Vote For March 2018 Photo Contest Winner

Last chance to vote for a winner for the March 2018 photo contest.
Winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo posted in the Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/parislandingtourismleague/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155148974886433
Votes thru April 4, 2018 will count.
Monthly winners will have their photo posted on our Facebook site and our website and will be entered for a $200 prize in our annual contest which ends May 31, 2018. Our Website: http://visitparislanding.com/ or http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/ Photo contest rules at: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

April Happenings

April 14th
ABA Team Event
Paris Landing, 60+ Boats
Website

April 21
Carl Perkins Center Cast-N-Blast Fishing/Hunting event at Paris Landing
Facebook
Paris Landing, 70+ Boats

April 27-28
Crappie Masters - Buchanan Resort
Website:  Website

April 23 - 28 (Always the last full week in April.)
World's Biggest Fish Fry
 Facebook


April 28
Kiwanis Buddy Bass Tournament
Paris Landing, 50+ Boats
Facebook:  Facebook

Please check our Event Page for more activities through the year.

Mar 31, 2018

Crappie Bites Sluggish. Better Days Ahead

By:  STEVE McCADAMS is The Post-Intelligencer’s outdoors writer. His email address is stevemc@charter.net.
Kentucky Lake anglers are ready to put a mean March in the rearview mirror. Enough already with this nasty wind and unstable weather.
Things should get better by this weekend, and next week looks to have some warm and stable weather in the forecast. It’s about time!
Both crappie and bass anglers have had it pretty tough this past week, as the bite has been off. Gale winds have dictated how anglers could fish and where they could go.
Most days this past week haven’t been kind to anglers hoping to have some early spring success.
Sluggish crappie have been keeping anglers at bay. Late March has been pretty decent fishing in times past, as prespawn crappie and bass can sometimes turn on.
But for crappie fishermen, this spring has been slow in materializing.
Surface temperatures have mirrored the weather, falling back down to the 50- to 51-degree marker earlier this week after some cold, frosty nights influenced things.
By midweek, the water was warming slowly and had rebounded to the 54-degree range and still climbing.
Look for surface temperatures to creep up to the upper 50s by early next week, if not sooner, setting the stage for a lot of movement by stubborn crappie that have been slow to take on a positive mood swing.
Water color has been stained across much of the reservoir, but not too stained to fish.
Lake levels have stayed relatively low this week and danced around 354.3 feet above sea level at Kentucky Dam. Upstream around New Johnsonville, the elevation has been around 354.2 feet this week.
Right now, anglers are watching the weather, as heavy rains were in the process and were expected to drench the TVA valley before this weekend, which could send lake levels rising rapidly.
Right now, the forecast on lake          levels is somewhat unknown, as it depends on how severe the flooding        will be to our south.
TVA is scheduled to start filling the reservoir slowly on April 1 anyway with a gradual rise toward summer pool level of 359 feet by May 1. That all depends on rainfall in the days and weeks ahead.
Meanwhile, the crappie spawn is dominating the conversation among the ranks of panfishermen. When will it start, and when will it peak?
Surface temperatures next week likely will climb into the low to mid-60s, triggering male crappie to move up toward shallow gravel banks and head towards structure quite soon.
The females will lay out away from spawning areas for a few days, but make a blitz once things warm up.
No dark male crappie were showing up in the creel of anglers this week, but the overall bite has been well below average lately. It’s that time of the year when things are changing almost on a daily basis.
A few crappie were taken on the deep sides of main lake ledges later last week and early this week.
Depths of 22-26 feet produced a few keeper fish when anglers could get out there and work the sandbars throughout the Paris Landing area.
It’s time for crappie to transition away from that deep water and begin stair-stepping their way toward prespawn areas.
Fish have been very stubborn to do that this past week, opting to ride it out in deep water until warmer days arrived.
Active spawning phases could kick in late next week if sunshine lingers and heats things up.
The timetable appears to point toward the latter part of next week as to the potential starting time, with peak activity occurring during the second week of April.
Once surface temperatures reach the 62- to 66-degree range, the annual ritual will begin. There are times that has happened here in late March, but not this year!
Surface temperatures the last week to 10 days have pushed the spawn back into April this time around.
Watch for male crappie to begin sporting a darker color by midweek, a clear indication the spawn is fast approaching.
Bass fishermen saw action back off a bit this week, as well. Fish seemed to pull back to secondary ditches last week during the falling lake levels and colder weather.
Tossing crankbaits is still the ticket, but the bite really slowed this week for some strange reason. Crappie anglers and bass anglers overall have faced tough conditions this past week.
Watch for warmer days and rising lake levels to bring bass up toward shallow gravel banks and near the mouths of small bays ,where they’ll stage for a short period and wait for the warm-up.
Both bass and crappie anglers can wave goodbye to low lake levels after this weekend, as rising levels will slowly bring fish toward shorelines when new areas are inundated.
Dogwoods are about to bloom, and that signals crappie spawning on the threshold, as are bass. Spring is about to make its presence known!

Mar 25, 2018

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 3/24/2018



"Peacefully Unknown Neighbors"
By Mike Wilson
"This picture is of Donnie and Donna Winchester from a few years ago.  They were spending one of many sunny afternoons enjoying the lake and each other's peaceful company while in the foreground a resting squirrel munches on a snack.  Neither was aware of the other but I captured them co-existing among God's creation.  Donnie has since passed."  from Mike Wilson


Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules at: http://visitparislanding.com
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!


Mar 22, 2018

Paris Landing Sprint Tri




REGISTER NOW for the Paris Landing Sprint Tri SATURDAY JULY 14. Visit https://paristntri.racesonline.com/ for more information.

Mar 19, 2018

Welcome Kayakers!

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 3/17/018

Congratulations to Shannon Mcfarlin, photo contest winner for the week ending 3/17/2018, for this photo, "The Canada geese didn't seem bothered at all by the high water on the roadways at Paris Landing State Park."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules at: http://visitparislanding.com
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!

Mar 17, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt



Paris Landing State Park & Paris Landing Fire Department will be having its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2 PM at Paris Landing State Park. 
The Egg Hunt is for children ages 2-12.

Come out & join us for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt! 
Bring your own Basket!

Mar 13, 2018

Mansard Island Resort & Marina Opens 3/16/2018 For Season

We are opening the marina for the 2018 season Friday March 16th. Lodging and camping open now. Stop by or give us a call
731-642-5590 to make your reservation or to reserve your
boat slip or campsite.

Mar 12, 2018

Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.

We hope you'll join us.

Mar 11, 2018

Photo Contest Winners For Week Ending 3/10/2018

Once again, we have two winners this week.

Congratulations to Mary Ann Claxton for this photo, "Sunset from Gray's Landing"



and to Carol McCuiston for "Winter at Paris Landing."



Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules at: http://visitparislanding.com
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!

Mar 6, 2018

High Water Warning

UPDATE: 3/5/18 @ 6:10pm .The back gate to the ramp will be closed this evening and tomorrow as well. 11:00am 3/5/18 water level is at 363.74 The roads leading to the boat ramp and the old fishing pier are now closed. We have the back gate open for the boat ramp for now but at some point that could be closed as well depending on water elevations. TVA's predicted data shows that it could crest sometime tomorrow and hopefully start to recede soon after that with a midnight elevation on the 7th at 364.02. Please be aware of the dangers associated with rising and receding flood waters. River currents and debris can be very dangerous so please use caution if you decide to get out.

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Mar 4, 2018

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 3/3/2018



Congratulations to Fran Hastings, photo contest winner for the week ending 3/3/2018, for this photo, "Sparkling waters at Paris Landing State Park.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules at: http://visitparislanding.com
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!

Mar 2, 2018

KBF National Championship

2018 KBF National Championship

March 23 @ 6:30 am - March 24 @ 3:00 pm CDT

$300
Henry County and Paris, Tennessee welcome KBF Members back to Kentucky Lake for two days of high-stakes competition. The 2018 Kayak Bass Fishing National. Championship,powered by Torqeedo and presented by Wilderness Systems, is the top freshwater kayak fishing tournament in the world. This year’s event will have the largest payout, most bonuses, and the stiffest national-level competition in the Kayak Bass Fishing nation.
For more information visit the KBF website at:

Water Level Lower Than Expected



From Linda at the Paris Landing Motel, Inc. and Lisa at the Lakeview Grill.


The water level at Paris Landing Marin is not as high as predicted. Hope to see  little bank fishing this weekend and hear some new fish tales.












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Mar 1, 2018

February Photo Contest Winner




Congratulations to Megan Coe, winner of the February 2018 Photo Contest.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Feb 25, 2018

Vote for February 2018 Photo Contest Winner!

Last chance to vote for a winner for the February 2018 photo contest.
Winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo posted in this Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/parislandingtourismleague/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155063006091433
Votes thru February 28, 2018 will count.
Monthly winners will have their photo posted on our Facebook site and our website and will be entered for a $200 prize in our annual contest which ends May 31, 2018. Our Website: http://visitparislanding.com/ or http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/ Photo contest rules at: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Feb 19, 2018

Photo Contest Winner For Week Ending 2/17/2018


Congratulations to Penny Starks, photo contest winner for the week ending 2/17/2018, for this photo of a Gull at Paris Landing State Park.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!

Feb 12, 2018

Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.

We will be electing new officers, so, as always, your attendance is important. 

We hope you'll join us.

Feb 11, 2018

Photo Contest Winners Week Ending 2/10/2108

We have two winners this week.  Couldn't pick just one. 

Carol McCuiston
Let your light shine!

Megan Coe
Eagle watching over no wake zone at Paris Landing Marina.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!