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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.

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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

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Proctor, Team South Carolina Win Southern Divisional

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Familiar water and tidal fishing knowledge paid off for South Carolina’s John Proctor, the overall winner Friday of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Southern Divisional held on the Pee Dee River Basin.
Proctor’s winning weight totaled 34 pounds, 11 ounces in a tournament separated by mere ounces all three days. Kentucky’s Mark Pierce finished second with 30-4, followed by Alabama’s Kyle Glasgow with 26-2.

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No-Entry Fee Bass Fishing Tournament for Military and First Responders

Decatur, Ala. (April 22, 2015) – First responders, active military personnel, police officers, firefighters, reservists, members of the National Guard, and anyone who has served in any of the US Armed Forces are invited to participate in the sixth annual Homeland Security Bass Fishing Tournament set for May 15-16, 2015, at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur. The no-entry fee tournament is limited to 300 boats and offers a guaranteed $1,000 first place prize.

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FLW COLLEGE FISHING SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE EVENT SET FOR LAKE GUNTERSVILLE

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (April 21, 2015) – FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Guntersville May 2 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southeastern Conference Championship tournament.

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SALZMAN WINS WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE CHOO CHOO DIVISION EVENT ON LAKE GUNTERSVILLE

Miller wins co-angler title

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (April 20, 2015) – Ryan Salzman of Huntsville, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 31 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Salzman earned $4,948.

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Take your plastic bag and owl fishing with you

On August 3, 2014 Southern Fishing News published a story on the buzzard problem in the parking area of Safety Harbor just below Wheeler Dam on Wilson Lake. The problem with the birds was their appetite for anything rubber on vehicles.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA WINS FLW 2015 COLLEGE FISHING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON LAKE MURRAY

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 18, 2015) – The University of South Carolina team of Patrick Walters of Summerville, South Carolina, and Gettys Brannon of Columbia, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 1 ounce to win the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.

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Connell’s Adjustments Earn Victory In Second Southern Open On Alabama River

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — The final day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate was the first not to be pelted by incessant rain. Although the weather was pleasant, the Alabama River’s rising water had the 12 anglers who made Saturday’s cut scrambling.

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Gill nets for TVA Lakes are a bad idea

By Frank Sargeant
The Fishing Wire

COMMENTARY:
A gillnet, like a handgun, is not inherently evil. The problem arises when it becomes the wrong tool in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY HOLDS LEAD ON DAY TWO OF FLW COLLEGE FISHING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON LAKE MURRA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 17, 2015) – The Liberty University team of Travis Rulle of Denver, N.C., and Caleb Eppler of Sachse, Texas, held onto the lead after day two of the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup Friday with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 4 ounces for a two day total weight of 36-1.

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Spotted Bass Breaking Hearts At The Alabama River

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Tearful stories about big fish being lost are common at any bass tournament. But woeful tales were legion on Thursday at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate on the Alabama River.