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

Wiggins Earns Second Career B.A.S.S. Victory At Southern Open On Florida’s Harris Chain

LEESBURG, Fla. — If Jesse Wiggins is going to keep winning fishing tournaments, someone is going to have to put a rush order on his pro fishing jersey.

While most professional anglers are outfitted in fishing jerseys adorned with more patches than you can count, the Bassmaster Elite Series rookie sported a plain red T-shirt Saturday when he climbed from fourth place to the top spot in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open No. 1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes with a final-day catch of 21 pounds, 5 ounces.

T-H Marine Expands Atlas Awards Contingency Program

T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama is continuing and growing it’s popular Atlas Awards Tournament Contingency program for 2017.

“We are excited to continue and expand the Atlas Awards program. For 2017, we have sanctioned even more tournaments.” T-H Marine’s president and CEO, Jeff Huntley said. “The Atlas Awards program provides a great way to reward our customers for being valuable representatives of our brand.”

Robinson Grabs Day 1 Lead As Big Names Sack Big Bass At Southern Open On Florida’s Harris Chain

LEESBURG, Fla. – Florida bills itself as the “Fishing Capital of the World,” and the Harris Chain of Lakes
is one of its crown jewels.

On Thursday in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open No. 1, the acclaimed Florida fishery showed off a bit – for mid-January, at least.

From the time Alabama pro Deron Patrick started the 3 1/2-hour weigh-in with a 16-pound, 2-ounce limit, until the last of the field of 400 checked in, a steady stream of fish came across the stage. It made for an impressive display and for a momentous first day in the first Bassmaster tournament of the 2017 season.

Favorite Fishing USA signs on with the University of Auburn’ fishing team

Favorite Fishing USA is pleased to be associated with the University of Auburn’ fishing team.  One of the guiding principles of Favorite’s business is “the future of  fishing.”  Favorite does this in two ways.

Ranger Cup University Announces 2017 Program Details

Collegiate bass anglers will have even more opportunity to cash in on tournament success in 2017 thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University. The contingency program, designed by Ranger Boats exclusively for college anglers, includes many opportunities to win for the 2017 season.


The Marion County Youth Bassmasters duo of Brett Pearson of Gainesville, Florida, and Erik Van Dyke of Ocala, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the 2017 FLW/TBF High School Fishing Lake Okeechobee Challenge tournament on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.

A field of 61 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.


Chadwick tops co-angler field

 Robert Beatty of Clermont, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Okeechobee presented by Navionics. For his victory, Beatty took home $8,200.

“I started out the morning pitching into flattened reed clumps at the East Wall,” said Beatty, who earned his seventh career win in FLW competition. “I rotated between a couple of different baits that were the same shadow-blue color – a Gambler Lures BB Cricket and a Gambler Why Not. By 8:30 a.m. I had a limit that included two 4-pounders and a 5-pounder.”


BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2017) – The University of Alabama team of Anderson Aldag of Birmingham, Alabama, and Lee Mattox of Bremen, Alabama, won the YETI College Fishing Southeastern Conference opener on Lake Seminole Saturday with five bass weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces. The victory earned the club a $2,000 club scholarship and advanced the team to the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

“Our goal coming into this tournament was to qualify for the National Championship and we did it,” said Aldag, a junior majoring in business finance. “It’ll be my first time competing at that event, and I couldn’t be more excited.”


Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the complete professional angler roster of 165 for the upcoming 2017 FLW Tour season, the 22nd season of the FLW Tour. The 2017 FLW Tour will feature seven regular-season tournaments with competition kicking off Feb. 2-5 at Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.

The 2017 FLW Tour roster is headlined by three-time reigning Angler of the Year (AOY) Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, and 2016 Forrest Wood Cup champion John Cox of DeBary, Florida. They’ll be joined by nine former FLW Tour AOY winners, six former Forrest Wood Cup champions, and 30 Tour rookies in 2017.

New SliderLines issue released

The first SliderLines newsletter of 2017 has been published. SliderLines is published quarterly and is beginning the fifth year of production. The newsletter, published by Slider Lures, is available online.