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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.

Bluewater LED red deck

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


The Action-Packed BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s Week Fast Approaching

By Cody Levy

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – As another school year comes to an end, most students look forward to lounging around or looking for summertime jobs, but for a select group of college students, the end of a school year means preparation for the upcoming 2015 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s.

Anglers will once again be making the trip to Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama for the Championship event; however, this year anglers are in for much more than they’ve ever experienced before in the 10th Anniversary of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s.  Anglers will see bigger payouts, $5,000 in free giveaways and prizes, seminars from professional anglers, and more.

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B.A.S.S. Announces First-Ever High School All-American Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Twelve high school students from 10 states have been selected as members of the first Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team.

“These 12 student anglers have a rare combination of fishing ability, leadership skills and involvement in community service projects,” said Hank Weldon, B.A.S.S. youth manager. “We believe they will continue to make an impact on their communities and the sport of fishing well into the future.”


Lucas Gets Career Victory No. 1 In Front Of Big Home Crowd

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — At just 28 years of age, it’s hard to imagine Justin Lucas has accomplished all he’s going to in professional bass fishing.

But wherever he goes from here, it’ll be hard for him to top what he experienced the past four days in the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River.

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Biologists Sample Tennessee River Basin for Invasive Asian Carp

Fisheries biologists recently sampled water from eight locations in the Tennessee River Basin to determine the presence or absence of genetic material from two invasive Asian carp species, bighead and silver carp, within reaches of the river system.



GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (May 4, 2015) – The University of North Alabama team of Cody Harrison, Florence, Alabama, and Clint Frederick, Hodges, Alabama, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference event on Lake Guntersville Saturday with five bass weighing 26 pounds, 8 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament.


Lucas In Position For Career-Defining Victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Justin Lucas knows he’s on the verge of something special.
But with the way fish are behaving on the California Delta, he knows he still has plenty of work to do if he’s going to raise the coveted blue trophy and pocket a $100,000 check in front of a crowd filled with his family and friends Sunday afternoon.



Conn wins co-angler title

IUKA, Miss. (April 27, 2015) – Roger Stegall of Iuka, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division tournament of 2015 on Pickwick Lake. For his victory, Stegall earned $8,197.

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Qualifiers Chosen For Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — High school students excelling in angling, academics and conservation awareness are among dozens of young anglers chosen for the 2015 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team.

Interest in the team is influenced by exceptionally strong growth in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation.



Zeke Gossett, Hazel Green High School, Hazel Green, Ala., and Ryan Shields, Pell City High School, Pell City, Ala. Place 4th.

ROGERS, Ark. (April 26, 2015) – The duo of Kristopher Queen and Tyler Black of Bandys High School in Catawba, North Carolina, brought five bass to the Walmart FLW Tour scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the 2015 FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship on Grand Lake. The win earned the team the title of National Champions and a $5,000 scholarship for each of the anglers to a school of their choosing.


Decatur Heritage Christian Academy Fishing Eagles Coaches Tournament

Ride Along with a student team

Ingalls Harbor, Wheeler Lake, April 11, 2015 – As a matter of pride and just to see how good they really are, the Coaches of the Decatur Heritage Christian Academy Fishing Eagles held a “Coaches Tournament” on Wheeler Lake in which pitted themselves against their student anglers.