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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


Tournament Results For The Crappie USA 2-Day Super Event

This past Friday & Saturday January 22nd & 23rd Crappie USA held their second 2-day $10,000.00 super event of the year on Florida’s Crescent & Dead Lakes. Over 115 anglers from 12 different states were competing for not only the $10,000.00 in cash and prizes, but a chance to advance to the prestigious Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic.


For Recreational Boaters, Fate of Channel Markers on Lake Eufaula in Question

LAKE EUFAULA, Ala., – On inland waterways, commercial barge traffic is king. The amount of commercial traffic and tonnage of goods shipped largely determines how much federal support Washington will provide, from funding lock maintenance to navigational aids. On 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula straddling the Alabama-Georgia border, the top-ranked bass fishing lake was the site of 75 bass fishing tournaments in 2014, including prestigious events hosted by Bassmaster, B.A.S.S. Nation, FLW, ABA, the Alabama Bass Trail, and even the Georgia Bass State Championship. However, all this economic activity is for naught, as Washington decides whether to shutter the local US Coast Guard Station and eliminate navigation markers on a lake known for its meandering channel, treacherous shoals and hazards.


Clewiston’s Wilson wins co-angler title

CLEWISTON, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2015) – Val Osinski of Pompano Beach, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 70 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Osinski earned $40,000.


Brad Whitehead the crappie guy

Brad Whitehead, from Muscle Shoals, AL, well known for his crappie catchin’ ability, had another productive trip a couple of weeks ago on Pickwick guiding a guest.


Massive Lake Hartwell Presents Challenges, Opportunities For Classic Anglers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – When talking with one of the 56 anglers taking part in the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro, Feb. 20-22 on Lake Hartwell, you can expect to hear the words “big” and “everything” a lot.


Morgenthaler Rallies From Ninth Place To Win At Toho

B.A.S.S.  disqualified two anglers from the event, Ish Monroe and Keith Poche.


KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Standard opinion among the anglers fishing the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #1 presented by Allstate was that the tournament couldn’t be won on Toho.

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Crappie USA Tournament Results For Florida’s Lake Talquin 2-Day $10,000.00 Super Event

This past Friday & Saturday January 16th & 17th, 2015 Crappie USA held their first 2-day $10,000.00 super event of 2015 on Lake Talquin. Over 100 anglers from 13 different states were competing for not only the $10,000.00 in cash and prizes, but a chance to advance to the prestigious Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic.


Outboard motors: A look back

We have come a long way with outboard motors from the 18 HP, 1928 Elto-Quad to the 350 HP Mercury. Motors of yesteryear looked, well, odd for the most part. But, you have to start somewhere.



GLENWOOD, Ala. (Jan. 16, 2015) – Already the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, FLW’s high-stakes bass fishing television show is now set to become a programming centerpiece for America’s most widely distributed hunt, fish and shoot network, announced Rusty Faulk, Founder and CEO of the Pursuit Channel.



MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 8, 2015) – FLW announced today that the internationally televised 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship being held on Lake Murray, originally scheduled for April 17-19, has been moved up one day and will now take place April 16-18 in conjunction with the University of South Carolina baseball team’s three-game series against Vanderbilt.