Boone's Landing strives to provide recreational experiences for families in order that they can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Ohio River Valley and the surrounding Boone County. We are located at 14036 Boat Dock Rd., Union, KY 41091.

Boones Landing formerly Big Bone Landing

Janis and Chris Soper are the operators of Big Bone Landing since 2009. Operating as Boone's Landing, we offer boat storage, launching, mooring, and rentals of pontoons and canoes. The facilities comprise of:

                                      (For Sunrise Reservation click here)     

                     On-line Camp reservation system

  • Lighted shelter
  • Group camp reservations
  • Kentucky fishing at its best
  • Some of the most scenic waters along the entire Ohio River
  • and we are only 3 miles from famous Big Bone Lick State Park.
  • Thursday Night Bass Fishing Bass Tournaments Started on May 7th 2015


  • 2015 Year End

Big Bone Classic Open Bass Tournament


 2015 Year End BBCTN Open Bass Tournament details

  • $60 1 boat includes big fish
  • 100% Pay out
  • Must fish in two Thursday night events
  • Safe Light  plus 9 hrs 


I want to take a few minutes and thank Chris and Janis for all they did this year for the Thursday Night tournaments as well as this weekend end on Saturday. It was a lot of fun and a huge success.
I would also like to thank Henry and Ron and all those who pitch in when help is needed weighing fish, marking down the fish weight and collecting money. Also I would like to thank all people who donated prizes for the raffle at the end of the tournament. That was great. We would not have had the success of the tournament without every ones help.
Now for the good stuff. I had the great honor of fishing with a fine young man that most if not all of you know, Devon Poe. This young man is one of the most positive mined, confident and focused fishermen that you will ever meet. Within the first few minutes of fishing I knew all I had to do was to find the fish and he would do all the work. 
We started in my favorite spot and were all alone. After about an hour and only two shorts and a couple of missed short strikes we moved up creek. As we went around the bend and under the bridge we heard a scream from up the creek about 200 yards. I looked at Devon and said I think he just caught a big fish. To make things worse, they were fishing in our tournament. This is the kind of thing that all tournament fishermen don’t want to hear. As we went up creek and passed them we asked if it was big one, with a huge grin he said yes maybe over five pounds, more bad news for us. We said congrats and moved on. I was feeling really discouraged over this but not Devon, he was confident he was going to catch the next five pounder and kept fishing hard the whole day. We caught 1 keeper in that creek and moved on to our next spot. Devon caught two nice spots at our next area and all I could come up with is more short fish. We moved about six more times with no luck but sort fish. With only ten minutes to go in the tournament we finally found a school of bait with fish busting the surface. Devon made some great casts and brought us to five fish and called one with only minutes to go. As it turned out we came in second to the men who caught the big fish early that day. I owe it all to Devon. He stayed confident and positive all day. 
I want to go on and say that his parents and grand-parents are doing a great job raising this young man kept it up, you should be very proud of him. Any time he needs a partner he can call me, it would be a great pleasure. Thanks again Devon and keep up your focus and positive attitude in whatever you decide to do in life.
Thank you every one
Darin Moxley a.k.a. MOX 





Fishing at its best


Big Bone creek is ~ 200+ feet wide with depths of 8 - 18 ft. Channel depths from Ohio R. to Boones Landing are ~15 ft. There are three creeks that make up the Big Bone watershed: Big Bone Cr., South Fork Cr., Mudlick Cr. The combined run for a canoe is about 8-10 miles. Most bass boats fish the entire watershed.

Home Coming the end

Thursday at noon we were at Markland Dam and our trip was almost over. 15 day seemed to go fast. We were all talking about the marinas we stayed and it was soon obvious they were all a blurrr of memories compressed into one big event....  

? Do you remember at Dog River Marina or was that Cuba landing where we saw...........

As we started the final leg to our new summer port of Big Bone creek we flirted with several ideas:

A) Turing around and going back,(there was a yacht going to Naples and needed a deck hand)

B) stopping at pier 99 and clean the boat

Cloud witchin'

Stan has a special talent!

He can make clouds disappear.......

He picks a cloud and with a way of his had and a little magic the cloud slowly evaporates

We did this many times as we slowly made our way up the tenn-tombigbee water way..




But as we pulled into Louisville a Huge storm cloud ascended on us Janis called with urgent update on the storm and said we only but 30 minutes before the storm would be on top of us.......


4th Tallest Lock in North America

Today we cleared the 4th tallest lock in North America . At a 85 foot lift, we were looking up at eight stories of water. We locked through with Sensation and it dwarfed even the big ship.         

  yes that is sensation entering the lock


Green Turtle Bay - End of the line for the Tennesee river

Wow we moved about 1000 miles (@ $4 a mile).The last 300 miles (down hill) has help us get  back on budget. We crossed over from the Tennessee R. to the Cumberland R. by the small connecting canal.

We met up with Stan's life long friend, Steve from his first grade at Green Turtle Bay marina. Steve, his wife Susan, and grand son Mack greeted us at the dock. It was nice having new friends greet us We had great conversation and relaxing moment on the dock. Steve brought us socks. All kinds of socks. As soon as i got back on the boat i put two pairs on .

We're in CUBA ? Wouldn't you just know it!

We traveled 120 miles  on just a quarter tank. That was great!

Glenn  keeps pointing out we are going down hill now.

We docked at Cuba Landing. Dock master Jessica said she would keep her eye out for us as she lived near by. Again we coming in late near dark. Seems to be our theme song. She offered to make dinner if we were too late which sounded tempting. However, Stan slaved over a hot pot of chili all day... We ate chili.

Turns out the next day, lots of beer and chili might have been a wrong call....

End of theTennTombigbee waterway

We had to blow through three locks in the rain to finish this section and by closely following Sensation we did it in record time this made an early arrival to to the mouth of TTWW

Cleared 4 locks today ! Thanks to MY Sensation

WOW we are getting much better at clearing locks and the lockmasters are getting friendler

locks and dams, Columbus, Ms.

Alabama Tenn- Tombigbee

sorry key board is still screwing up//'s an idea of the crazy maps we follow..


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