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

McEwen and Pelt Win Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation College Championship

Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation held its very first State College Championship on Lake Eufaula on February 17, 2018. The weather was a balmy 80 plus degrees, a rather warm day for February.

University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Scott Ellis Wins the Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements with a 9.64lb Sam Rayburn Bass

The Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements proved to be more than just a big bass event – this was also a battle against the elements. This past Sunday, February 11th, 200+ anglers descended upon Sam Rayburn Reservoir with temperatures in the low 40’s and one goal in mind – find the biggest bass and head to the scales.

Registration for the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Opens

Registration is now open for the 13th annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. Collegiate anglers that meet the Championship criteria are encouraged to register now for the event. The Championship event will be held for the seventh consecutive year on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama for a week-long schedule of activities.

Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation High School Remaining Tournaments

4th Qualifier | Lay Lake – March 17th, 2018
Location: Lay Lake – Discover Shelby
Launch: Beeswax Landing | Maps & Directions
Host Hotel: Hampton Inn, 93 Metro Dr., Calera, AL 35040 | 205-668-6565 | Maps & Directions
Registration: Pairings – 4:00 P.M. | Meeting – 6:00 P.M. Friday, March 16th
Shelby County Exhibition Center, 86 Argo Rd. (54 Kelly Lane on some GPS units), Columbiana, AL 35051 | Maps & Directions | Visit Shelby County


B.A.S.S. Nation changing tournament format and more

Changes on ABN State Level:
With all the changes happening on the B.A.S.S. Nation National level, ABN had to adjust for the 2015 tournament year.

B.A.S.S., Alabama Power To Award Scholarships To Students Attending Technical College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power are partnering to award two $5,000 scholarships this year for students currently attending, or planning to attend, a technical school in the state of Alabama.

VIDEO: BoatUS Foundation Findings #55 Looks at Boat Fire Safety

Video captures speed of boat fires; offers tips for boaters

In an effort to improve boat fire safety aboard recreational boats, the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water today issued “Foundation Findings #55.” The report, part of a long-running educational series devoted to boating-safety topics, includes a five-minute video showing three actual boat burns captured by 12 cameras.

2018 Registration Closes for SAF Georgia State Championship

First Up!
Georgia State Championship – February 10
Lake Hartwell Early Bird Challenge – February 18
Florida State Championship – February 24

Alabama Water Rally Scheduled

What is Alabama Water Rally?

Alabama Water Rally is the annual gathering of Alabama’s network of water advocates and allies hosted by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. This is the premiere educational, networking and celebratory event for community and watershed based organizations as well as individual Alabamians interested in #CleanWater and protection of all our waterways.

Fog shortens Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Tour Event

MANY, La. — The week has been full of twists and turns for Hunter DeSplinter and Conner Choate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops on Toledo Bend.