Ready to hit the water

Ready to hit the water

Just need to get one more rod in there.

Zero dark thirty

Zero dark thirty

If you were here now you would be late!

2013 Operation HOOAH team

Ready for crappie

Just need to follow Charlie Brewer around.

Class is in session

Class is in session

Our youth bass club Student Angler Series in action.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters

Shoals Youth Bassmasters

One of the first B.A.S.S. youth clubs in America.

The lure for the record

The lure for the record

The lure George W. Perry used to catch a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth out of Montgomery Lake, Ga., on June 2, 1932.

Legend Jimmy Houston giving and Ron McDonald

Just hangin' out

Legend Jimmy Houston giving Ron McDonald, SFN Editor, some tips.

Southern Fishing News first lady

Just all in a day's work

Southern Fishing News first lady, Martha McDonald, has a seven and a five-pounder caught three casts apart.

Miss Bailey looks for a little guidance

See any fish out there?

Miss Bailey looks for a little guidance on where to cast.

Worth the trip

Worth the trip

Part of fishing is getting to see stuff like this.

Little Mac

Don't anybody move

How many turtles can get on one log contest.

Latest Southern Fishing News Stories

BoatUS Warns Against President’s Proposal to Sell E15 Year-Round

Boater’s group asks boat owners to speak up now

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 17, 2018 – A proposal by President Trump to allow the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline year-round has set off alarm bells at the nation’s largest boating advocacy group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS).

Boating + Water Safety

Boating, fishing and swimming in Tennessee Valley lakes are just a part of summer fun. But when you’re enjoying the water near one of TVA’s dams, you need to take extra precautions to stay safe.

Latest Edition Of SliderLines Published

The new APR MAY JUN edition of Slider Lures’ newsletter, SliderLines, is now available for viewing. This issue includes a feature detailing how the Slider Shad was used to catch an eight pounder, two five pounders and “little” four pounder.

Johnston Lure Company joins Southern Fishing News as newest sponsor

Southern Fishing News editor and publisher, Ron McDonald, has announced Johnston Lure Company has joined the digital bass fishing news medium distributor as the newest sponsor to be added to the sponsorship team.

Heartland Anglers score big on Pickwick

The Heartland Anglers fished Pickwick March 24 under cloudy skies. Thirty-three boats fished the event, one of the tournament trail’s stops. The top six places weighed a combined total of 138.45 pounds. The big largemouth was a tie with two 5.95 pounders and the top smallmouth went 6.17 pounds.

Youths can reel in prizes at Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo

Shoals area youths have an opportunity to fish for trophies and other prizes along with a chance to win a college scholarship.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters 2018 Tournament Trail

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters has published the dates and locations of their 2018 Tournament Trail.

Take a Boating Safety Education Course Mar. 18–24

No-Cost BoatUS Foundation online course offered for 36 states

March 18-24 is a great time to take a boating safety course. Why? It’s perfect timing just before the start of the boating and fishing season and the week-long ‘Spring Aboard’ public service campaign makes it easy for boaters to take a boating safety course. The educational effort is a partnership of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), government, and nonprofit partners including the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

Jordan Lee repeats as Classic champion

Bryan Brasher

GREENVILLE, S.C. — After three magical days on Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, Jordan Lee now belongs to one of the most exclusive fraternities in professional bass fishing.

Lee, who began Sunday’s championship round in sixth place, caught five bass that weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces and won the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods with a three-day total of 47-1.

B.A.S.S. Nation Eufaula qualifier 2018


Coby Carden has long proved to be a dominant force not only in Alabama bass fishing but even beyond state tournament boundaries.

Carden, who twice advanced to the Bassmaster Classic through Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation (ABN), regional, and national events, exerted his dominance once more Saturday (March 17) on Lake Eufaula, easily winning the first ABN qualifier of the year.