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


Scott Clift Punches Final Ticket To Bassmaster Classic Through Team Championship

PARIS, Tenn. — Saturday’s wintry weather, combined with a slack bite and a hard charge by his closest competitor, threatened what only a day earlier appeared to be Scott Clift’s imminent victory in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off.

But despite the adversity, Clift indeed was able to finish what he started, and he’s going to the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic as a result.


Student Angler Series goes into high gear

The Southern Fishing News Student Angler Series of fishing classes have gone into high gear after an unplanned shoulder studentanglerserieslogosmalsurgery kept the instructor off the “platform” for several months.

Two classes have been scheduled in December. A class for 30 young anglers and new anglers will be presented on December 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Florence. December 8 Southern Fishing News Student Angler Series will be held at The First Baptist Church in Center Star with 25 of the Brooks High School Bass Team.


Colorado Anglers Win National Team Bass Championship

PARIS, Tenn. — Ty Faber and John Gardner expected to be deer hunting in Wisconsin by Friday.

There’s been a change of plans.

The Colorado anglers won the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Thursday at Paris Landing State Park here in the northwestern corner of the Volunteer State. They boated a two-day total of 37 pounds, 10 ounces on Kentucky Lake, which not only clinched the team title, but gave each angler a 1-in-6 chance of fishing in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic next March.


Rookies Join Bass Fishing Legends In 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series roster has been set at 111 and will include at least 13 newcomers to the prestigious bass fishing circuit, B.A.S.S. announced today. The new tournament year, which begins in February, also marks the return of legendary angler David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., to B.A.S.S. competition.

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Missouri, California And Maryland To Host 2017 B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Three lakes in very different parts of the country — Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Shasta and Upper Chesapeake Bay — will host B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals in 2017.

“You can’t get more West, Central and East than our regionals,” said Jon Stewart, director of the B.A.S.S. Nation. “We’re proud of the diversity of this schedule.”

Top performers in each of the three regionals will advance to the 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan.


Bassmaster High School, College Series 2017 Schedules Announced

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — High school and college anglers will be competing during prime fishing times on some of the premier bass fisheries in the country during the 2017 Costa Bassmaster High School Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops tournaments.

Both high school and college schedules feature bass fisheries that have hosted various Bassmaster tournaments throughout the years, according to Hank Weldon, B.A.S.S. College and High School Series senior tournament manager.


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.

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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.