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A Soldier and Boat Guide on Wilson.

A Soldier and Boat Guide on Wilson.

A 2013 Operation HOOAH team fishing down the shoreline in Donnegan's Slough.

2013 Operation HOOAH team

2013 Operation HOOAH team on Pickwick.

Boat Guide Don Gowen put his wounded Soldier on some plastic jerkbait bass on the little river side.

Colbert Heights High School bass club

Class is in session

The Colbert Heights High School bass club taking advantage of the Southern Fishing News Student Angler Series free classes.

Wilson Lake bass

Another nice Wilson Lake bass.

The sun was bright and this one went for a Slider-rigged worm on drop-offs on the south side of the lake.

Miss Bailey on Wilson Lake

A serious young bass angler.

Miss Bailey will wet her hook every chance she gets from the pier on Wilson Lake.

Ms. Southern Fishing

A Slider and an odd bass.

Ms. Southern Fishing shows her odd-shaped bass that nailed her Slider head rigged with a worm fishing piers and docks.

Bluewater LED red deck

Nightclub or a bass boat?

The Southern Fishing News rig with its Bluewater LED red deck lighting makes you confused as to whether you want to dance or fish!

Little Mac

Decision time

Little Mac seems to be contemplating whether what he is using is doing the job or not.

Latest Southern Fishing News Stories


The University of North Alabama Currently Occupies Top Spot in The Cabela’s School of the Year Race

Murray State University and Tennessee Tech University Trail Close Behind in 2nd and 3rd Respectively

San Antonio, Texas (May 19, 2015) — Just as quickly as the school year started, it is once again coming to a close with a certain race left on top of the minds of many collegiate anglers. The Cabela’s School of the Year Race, the most prestigious title in college fishing, is still in full swing and even more competitive than the start of the season with the University of North Alabama in first, Murray State University in second, and Tennessee Tech University in third.



Binkley wins co-angler title

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (May 18, 2015) – Tim Wilson of Gas City, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 29 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Wilson earned $5,584.


High School Fishing picks Alabama and Pickwick for 2015 World Finals

The Bass Federation (TBF) and affiliated Student Angler Federation (SAF) announce that the prestigious High School Fishing World Finals will make a venue change in 2015 to Florence, Ala., on the legendary Pickwick Reservoir, following a successful five-year inaugural run for the event at Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle.


The 10th Anniversary  BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s Registration Banquet to Feature Ranger Boats’ Forrest Wood and Hank Parker


The 10th Anniversary BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s Sponsor Banquet will take place on May 20 at the Shoals Marriott Conference Center in Florence, Alabama.

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V-T2 revolutionizes fish care

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — When Ray Scott made catch-and-release fishing a main component of the B.A.S.S. tournaments in 1972 with his “Don’t Kill Your Catch” initiative, fish care and conservation has been a main component for bass tournament anglers. With that in mind, NewPro Products has introduced the next step in fish care with their new V-T2, a livewell ventilation system.

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More to a fly box than wood-A.L. Swanson

The name “A.L. Swanson” is well known to you if fly fishing is your passion. And speaking of passion, A.L. Swanson has that for designing and producing some of the most sought after fly boxes in America.


Alabama’s Oak Mountain State Park Hosts Exceptional Anglers Event

The annual Exceptional Anglers event “Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin’” at Oak Mountain State Park will take place May 13-15, 2015. The event teaches students with special needs from the Shelby and Jefferson county school systems the art of fishing. The fishing and festivities will take place behind the park’s main office.


The Action-Packed BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s Week Fast Approaching

By Cody Levy

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – As another school year comes to an end, most students look forward to lounging around or looking for summertime jobs, but for a select group of college students, the end of a school year means preparation for the upcoming 2015 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s.

Anglers will once again be making the trip to Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama for the Championship event; however, this year anglers are in for much more than they’ve ever experienced before in the 10th Anniversary of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s.  Anglers will see bigger payouts, $5,000 in free giveaways and prizes, seminars from professional anglers, and more.

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B.A.S.S. Announces First-Ever High School All-American Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Twelve high school students from 10 states have been selected as members of the first Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team.

“These 12 student anglers have a rare combination of fishing ability, leadership skills and involvement in community service projects,” said Hank Weldon, B.A.S.S. youth manager. “We believe they will continue to make an impact on their communities and the sport of fishing well into the future.”


Lucas Gets Career Victory No. 1 In Front Of Big Home Crowd

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — At just 28 years of age, it’s hard to imagine Justin Lucas has accomplished all he’s going to in professional bass fishing.

But wherever he goes from here, it’ll be hard for him to top what he experienced the past four days in the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River.