Candy and Bill Curlin bought Sportsman's Resort in 1986. It
had been closed for several years. We built this
business from the bottom and worked hard every year. We live at the camp and
raised our two daughters here. This business on the lake is seasonal since it is
not a recreational lake, just a fishing lake. When fishing is good, our business
is good. When duck hunting is good, our business is good. We had to learn to
adjust to the times when business isn't good. Nobody helped us.
The boys catching fish March 19,2012 on the dock at
Here is an updated pictures of my little (Angels) yeah
Here is a picture and Bill and Candy crossing the Mississippi on the Dorena
This is Christmas 2009 update on the Grandkids
Connor Hannah and
Hannah is 3. She will be 4 in May 2010
Nina is 2. She will be 3 in March 2010
Here is my group on Halloween
Billie got married again. She married Jeremy Jones June
27,2008. Congrats to both of them.
Shellie and David took the next big step. They got married
November 19,2007 at our Sportsman's Resort North. They are now living in
Dyersburg, Shellie is attending Dyersburg State. Nina is now walking and getting
HERE IS AN UPDATE ON THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE FAMILY,
NINA. SHE IS SEVEN MONTHS OLD NOW AND IS CRAWLING ALL OVER THE PLACE. SHELLIE
SAID SHE SAID "MOMMA" YESTERDAY.
FISHING WITH PA! A FUTURE GUIDE ON REELFOOT LAKE
WE HAVE A ANOTHER NEW MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. SHELLIE HAD A
LITTLE GIRL, NINA JADE, ON MARCH 17TH. SHE WEIGHED 7 LBS. AND 7 OZS.
WE HAVE A NEW MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
HANNAH ELAINE WALLEY WAS BORN MAY 9,2006. SHE WEIGHED 6 LBS. ISN'T SHE
BEAUTIFUL? SHE HAS LONG LEGS LIKE HER MOM BILLIE.
WE ARE A FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS. WE HAVE BEEN OPERATING SPORTSMAN'S RESORT SINCE 1986. WE MOVED HERE WHEN
BILLIE, my oldest daughter, WAS 1 MONTH OLD. IN
1989 WE HAD ANOTHER DAUGHTER SHELLIE.
(with a little snake)
MY NAME IS CANDY AND MY HUSBAND IS BILL. BILL STARTED AT A CAMP DOWN THE
ROAD CALLED BLUE BASIN LODGE IN 1978, NOW CALLED BLUE BASIN COVE. I MOVED HERE IN
1983 AND MARRIED BILL IN 1984 AND WE HAD A CHANCE IN 1986 TO BUY SPORTSMAN'S. IN
1999 WE BOUGHT OUR SOUTH LOCATION WHICH WAS RAY'S CAMP. THIS YEAR WE ADDED OUR
CLUB HOUSE TO THE SOUTH LOCATION. WE ENJOY OUR WORK AND THE PEOPLE WE MEET.
Here is a Christmas picture of Billie's family
Hannah is 3 months old now and so
CONNOR AND TYLER TURNED 2 MAY 5TH AND LITTLE HANNAH WAS BORN
ON THE 9TH.
HERE SHE IS WITH AUNT SHELLIE
CONNOR AND TYLER CELEBRATED THEIR 2ND. BIRTHDAYS. BILLIE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS GOING
I AM GOING TO ADD PICTURES OF THE GRANDBABIES FIRST'S
TIME ON HORSES FIRST
ICE CREAM CONE
FIRST BIRTHDAY MAY 5, 2005
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US
The Babies are 7 months old now and weigh each 20.12 lbs.
BILL LIKES TO DUCK HUNT AND GUIDES DURING DUCK SEASON.
I LIKE TO BLUEGILL FISH
ME ON THE RIGHT AND SUE ON THE LEFT
This is Connor with one of the pups. We sell Yorkiepoo's.
GRANDPA WITH THE BABIES
Connor & Tyler
The twins are 4 months old now and weigh 18 lbs each.
Billie took them for their shots last week. They are 3 months old now. Connor
weighs 14.2 and his length is 24 1/4. Tyler weighed 13.8lbs and is 24 in. long
My babies are getting big.
This was taken July 8th
HERE IS THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE FAMILY
WILLIAM CONNOR WEIGHED 6 LBS. 14 OZ.
ROBERT TYLER WEIGHED 6 LBS. 15 OZ.
THEY WERE BORN MAY 5, 2004 AT 9:01 AND 9:02 A.M.
MOM AND BABIES ARE DOING FINE. MOM IS BILLIE, OUR 18 YEAR OLD
DAUGHTER. SHE MARRIED SHANE WALLEY JUNE 26,2003. SHANE GUIDES FOR US PART TIME
AND BILLIE WORKS FOR US MOSTLY AT OUR SOUTH LOCATION.
BIG WEDDING DAY