Feb 29, 2024

Out With The Old At Cavitt Place

The old ramp moves out - and is the first part of refurbishing the floors at Cavitt Place, home of the Paris Henry County Heritage Center. The work provided by the grant on the wood flooring starts on Monday. This work is provided by the TSM Capital Maintenance and Improvement Grant created for museum and historic buildings like our own throughout the state.  In the photo below, James H. Swor has uncovered the old wood and vinyl ramp in the main and formal hallway leading out from the grand stairway. Marble lies beneath.

Feb 26, 2024

Paris Landing Fishermen Always Find A Way

 Poles all set and a place out of the wind.  That's all they need.

Photo by David Sutherland, Paris Landing Motel

Feb 22, 2024

Carl Perkins Cast-N-Blast and Turkey Blast

From:  Henry County Carl Perkins Center Cast-N-Blast

February 5 at 11:17 AM  · 

We have had several sign up already! You don't want to miss out on a early boat number. Get your registration in soon for this event benefiting the Carl Perkins Center, or yes, we will be there the morning of for sign ups.

We are also seeking sponsors and product sponsors! If your business is willing to be a sponsor for this event we need you@ Our Sponsorship levels range from Host Sponsor of $5,000 to $100.

Looking forward to April!

Feb 16, 2024

Let's Go Fishing!

Kentucky Lake 2-15-24

By Steve McCadams, Professional Guide/Outdoor Writer (stevemc@charter.net)


Kentucky Lake’s winter fishermen have been riding that weather roller coaster again. One day cold; next day warm. Then there’s sometimes snow. Sometimes rain. Some days are windy while others are calm. February is a month (and so is March) with a wide variety of weather patterns.

Best not hide the overcoat and coveralls too deep in the closet just yet. Both February and March are known to deliver a little dab of winter and spring weather, which sometimes packs a punch. This past week was a prime example, starting off with a winter chill but ending with a touch of spring. Fishermen all over the Kentucky Lake area have spring fever.

Lake levels had risen last week some two feet or so in the aftermath of heavy rains, but the reservoir crested quickly and has been falling slowly. Elevation this week was around the 356.2 range. Normal winter pool is around the 354 range.

Watercolor remains clear. Surface temperatures had warmed to the upper 40’s but cold nights have an influence. Warmer days are in the forecast so surface temps will likely cross the 50-degree range soon.

Scores of anglers have been testing the waters whenever the wind allows them to venture out. Pretty good stringers of crappie have been taken by a few anglers too. Some are crediting their catches to 16-to-19-foot main lake ledges while others have managed to find a few fish moving up to midrange stake beds and brush piles in 9 to 12 feet.

A few bank fishermen always seem to score this time of the year at places like Springville pumphouse. The discharge area adjacent to the launch ramp sometimes stirs up a lot of shad and when it does the bite is on. Most fishermen there like to cast a slip bobber out around the discharge spot where current is flowing from the pumps out into the main lake area. Beneath their slip bobbers are usually assorted colors of jigs but some like to try a live minnow now and then

The spot has always been a favorite for shoreline fishermen in late winter and early spring. There are even a few fishermen who enjoy night fishing there as they toss lighted bobbers out which alert them to strikes.

Meanwhile, down around the Paris Landing sector most boaters are targeting main lake ledges. Some rely heavily on modern day sonar equipment and depend on their electronics to take them to the fish. Deeper manmade fish attractors are holding fish at present. Vertical fishing techniques are the most popular as anglers dangle their favorite-colored jig down around submerged structure on the deep sides of drop-offs. Others go to brush and stake beds they’ve placed out in the main lake venues.

Other techniques are producing such as casting jigs out over structure. Trolling spider rigs has worked too as those slow-moving bait buffets usually produce if you find the right depth range.

Late February and early March are still in the pre-spawn phase of fishing but by mid-March crappie begin stair stepping their way toward shallow flats and venturing toward big bays where spawning territory is nearby.

A few bass have been taken by anglers tossing crawfish and shad-colored crankbaits plus some pearl and white swim baits. Carolina rigs have accounted for a few bass too as the fish like that slow moving retrieve.

Spring weather has stimulated fishing pox. The only cure is to go fishing!

From the Tennessee State Weekly Fishing Forecast (tn.gov)

Feb 12, 2024

PLTL Meeting

 The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held Tuesday, February 13th, at 6 pm at the Senior Center inside the Paris Landing Emergency Complex.

Hope to see you there!