Fishermen, listen up.
Lake levels on Kentucky Lake have dropped since last week’s surge that saw the elevation jump a foot or so above normal summer pool in the aftermath of some very heavy rains across the Tennessee Valley.
Nothing says more about midsummer recreation than the Fourth of July on Kentucky Lake. For legions of recreational boaters, anglers and campers, the lake is Ground Zero for fun in the sun.
Annual Sportsman License holders, Lifetime Sportsman License holders or seniors possessing a Type 167 Annual Senior Citizen Sportsman License.
Summer is about to take over its official spot on the calendar. That happens Saturday, but all sorts of fish, ranging from bass to crappie, have been playing hide-and-seek with fishermen.
Nothing says more about seasonal transition than the start of mayfly hatches across Kentucky Lake. The first one showed up late last weekend and although it wasn’t massive like those of yesteryear it still signaled the start of summer fishing patterns.
Two fishing teams from Henry County High School placed in the top 10 at the West Tennessee Region BASS National High School day last weekend at Pickwick Lake near Savannah.
Lake levels crested Wednesday across Kentucky Lake after sleeping at more than 2 feet above normal summer pool the last week or so. Now, temperatures are rising as lake levels recede.
Archery shooters from across the state and region ventured to Henry County during the Memorial Day holiday to enter competition in a state qualifier hosted by the local Lazy Day Archery Club.
Warmer weather returned last week and it has helped heat up the fishing scene across Kentucky Lake. Decent conditions were long overdue as below normal temperatures had lingered far too long and thrown the spring fishing timetable off balance.
Locals refer to these unusual cool windy days we’ve been having as “blackberry winter.” Not supposed to be wearing sweatshirts and coveralls this time of year out on the lake but that’s been the attire as of late. And did I mention rain suits too?
Once May arrives every year, Kentucky Lake anglers see another transition taking place that sort of rearranges the fishing scene for a variety of fishermen.
It’s fair to say this spring’s weather patterns and Kentucky Lake’s water levels have been rather weird. The average fisherman has a few more gray hairs and wrinkles in his forehead than last year at this time.
Paris Landing State Park boat ramp will reopen today. That’s good news to hordes of recreational boaters and anglers who have attempted to find alternate launch spots during the pandemic that shut down the area’s most popular public boat ramp and parking location.
Dominating the spring fishing scene on Kentucky Lake have been high lake levels that have added some hurdles to not only anglers but everyone around and along the lake. From boat ramps to resorts, marinas and campgrounds, unusually high elevation has altered access and changed the whole recr…
The 2020 spring turkey hunting season is set to be open for business in Tennessee beginning Saturday. Turkey hunting is an excellent way to keep social distance, enjoy the outdoors, and take part in a popular activity which has seen tremendous growth in recent years.
Even your doctor will agree that fishing is a great way to get some much needed physical and mental health benefits during this stressful time. If he doesn’t agree — change doctors.
Everyone is concerned about the coronavirus pandemic and among the concerns are our pets. Can they catch it? Can a dog or cat transmit it to people or other pets?
Anglers turned the page Thursday and officially welcomed the transition of seasons. It’s now springtime on Kentucky Lake and fishermen are treating spring fever as best they can with frequent fishing trips that seem to be the scratch for that itch.
Crappie anglers from several states are in the Paris area this weekend for a Crappie USA Tournament Trail’s Super Event, presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s.
Mention squirrel hunting and most folks think about slipping down a sand ditch or creeping along an old logging road to sneak up on a hickory where the bushy tails have been cutting acorns.
The local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, known as the Tennessee River Longbeards, will have its annual membership and fundraising banquet on Saturday at the Henry County Fairgrounds.
Last Saturday’s Big Dog Predator Hunt was indeed a big deal for the area. The field of hunters ventured to Henry County from several towns and states across the region and from all indications it was a successful event.
Although the statewide duck season ends today for most folks, youngsters get two more chances at it when special hunts will be conducted Saturday and again on Feb. 8.
The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge will host a combination bald eagle and waterfowl tour on the Duck River Unit of the refuge on Saturday. Hours of the tour will be noon until 5 p.m.
On a cold dark morning late in the duck season a camouflage-clad crew boarded a huge jon boat and blasted away from Reelfoot Lake’s eastern shore at Samburg. A long and winding ride must have had the wind chill dipping down into the teens as the 20-minute or so journey at high speed began to…
Tennessee deer hunters harvested just more than 134,000 deer this year, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s data base. The season ended last Sunday at the culmination of the two-day Young Sportsmen’s Deer Hunt.
An overdue cold front now descending south into southern states could help jumpstart what has been a stagnant season for the lion’s share of duck hunters across a vast area.
Winter trout stockings return to Paris Eiffel Tower Park pond, located on Eiffel Tower Road extended off Volunteer Drive, on Wednesday. This will be the second stocking as one took place back in early December as well.
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