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


EPA Health Advisories Impact North Alabama Water Systems

Preface: Toxicology Branch works with public and medical communities, as well as other agencies to examine whether and how exposure to environmental factors (e.g., toxic materials, noise, dust, heat, mold) where people live, work, learn, and play may harm the public’s health.

Toxicological support is provided to assist other agencies or organizations by providing answers to questions such as home use of various chemical products, private wells, or unintentional spills. In addition, local environmental assessments enable volunteers and local public and private entities to identify hazards and resources to protect and preserve public health.

TH Marine Logo-THUMB

T-H Marine Signs Supporting Sponsorship Deal With B.A.S.S.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — T-H Marine Supplies Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance boat products since 1975, has signed a multiyear deal to become a supporting level sponsor of select Bassmaster tournament circuits.


Really Old News from January 2001

Featured is the “Really Old News” from the January 2001 issue of the Southern Fishing Newsletter. What was going on in bass fishing in January 2001?


New SliderLines issue ready to read


SliderLines, the latest quarterly newsletter published by Slider Lures has been published. The newsletter features vary from lure and fishing information, news, stories, how-to articles, photos and some emails received from anglers using Slider lures and sponsored organizations.



Mayo wins co-angler title

IUKA, Miss. (Oct. 3, 2016) – Cody Nichols of Fayette, Alabama, weighed in a two-day cumulative total of nine bass weighing 27 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division Super Tournament on Pickwick Lake Sunday.. For his win, Nichols pocketed $7,883.


B.A.S.S. Raises Maximum Rod Length To 10 Feet In 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 40-year-old rule that has limited Bassmaster tournament competitors to rods that were 8 feet or shorter will be changed for 2017, allowing competitors to use rods as long as 10 feet.

The new rule will apply to all B.A.S.S. trails, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens and all B.A.S.S. Nation and youth events.




The FLW announced Wednesday the schedule, rules and payouts for the 2017 Bass Fishing League, which includes 128 tournaments in 24 divisions offering nearly $8 million in awards, including as much as $120,000 to the winning boater and $60,000 to the winning co-angler in the nationally-televised BFL All-American, plus advancement to the Forrest Wood Cup for a shot at winning the world championship of bass fishing.


(Really) Old News

We here at Southern Fishing News came up with a “novel” way to go back in time to see what was happening in the world of bass fishing. We dubbed the time trips as “(Really) Old News”. You will be treated to editions of our former printed issues dating back to the year 2000 and maybe before (if we can find them).


Alabama Bass Trail Signs Two Year Extension with Fox Sports Southeast

Decatur, Ala. (September 22, 2016) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) has signed a two year extension with Fox Sports Southeast (FSS) to continue airing the ABT Tournament Series on network television in 2017 and 2018. Eleven episodes and 72 re-airs will be televised on Sunday mornings.

FSS will televise 11 original 30-minute episodes to over 12 million homes on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. in 2017 and 2018. Each show will feature a different tournament location with footage taken on the water, during takeoffs and weigh-ins and also includes in-depth interviews with the tournament winners.


Gerald Swindle Wins Second Angler Of The Year Title At Mille Lacs Bassmaster Championship

ONAMIA, Minn. — Gerald Swindle of Guntersville, Ala., clinched his second Angler of the Year title since 2004 at the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship at Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota.

A total purse of $1 million was paid out to the Top 50 Bassmaster Elite Series pros, along with berths to the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro. Swindle collected $100,000, and the remaining 49 anglers earned shares of the remaining $900,000.