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

Bassmaster Southern Open On Smith Lake Will Fill Another Classic Spot

JASPER, Ala. — There may be no professional bass angler in the sport who understands the potential of Smith Lake better than David Kilgore.

The native Alabamian lives and works just minutes from the 21,000-acre lake, and he won a 2014 event on Smith with a three-day total of 54 pounds, 11 ounces, that easily ranks as the heaviest weight ever caught during a B.A.S.S. event on the fishery.

Brandon Palaniuk takes B.A.S.S. AOY title

ONAMIA, Minn. — As the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series season progressed, Brandon Palaniuk always had a sense that he was in contention for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year crown.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters finish season on Pickwick

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished the club’s final tournament of their season September 9. Seventy-one youth anglers competed in three age divisions on Pickwick Lake leaving from McFarland Park Ramp.

Mepps wants your tails

We (Mepps) need them to create hand-tied dressed hooks for our world-famous, fish-catching lures. We’ve tried hundreds of other natural and synthetic materials; bear hair, fox, coyote, badger, skunk, deer, even Angus cow, but nothing works as well as squirrel tail hair. We’ve been recycling squirrel tails for over half a century. In fact, we recycle more of them than anyone else in the world.

SYBM bring in 87.625 pounds from Wilson Lake

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished Wilson Lake in northwest Alabama on August 26 from the Lock Six ramp. The youth club members enjoyed a very nice day for fishing with mild humidity and only a slight wind.

Sixty-four of the club members vied for trophies in each of three age divisions. Bag weights were pretty evenly matched throughout the age groups. Total weight for all ages was 87.625 pounds.

BoatUS: Take 5 Minutes Today to Have Your Say on Ethanol

How much ethanol do you want in your gas in 2018?

ALEXANDRIA, Va.- The battle to protect your boat’s engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply for 2018, and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging recreational boaters to speak up and be heard by providing comments at The deadline is midnight August 31.

Wheeler Lake sinks deeper into the toxic depths

Wheeler Lake in North Alabama is a popular location for many national circuit tournaments as well as state and national high school and college events with a high number of participants. This tournament activity is in addition to area and local circuit fishing tournaments, area club tournaments and individual fishermen. Some release everything caught and some rely on their catch for dinner.

I really wonder how many anglers, out of the hundreds fishing in these tournaments, and the scores of leisure fishermen have any idea about what they are casting their lures into and the possibility of putting toxic fish into the livewells. I doubt very many do.

Don’t Let Boat Insurance Snag You at the Tournament Gate

ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 14, 2017 – In tournament angling, speed and power are what get you to the best fishing spot before the other guy. The high-performance nature of bass boats is leading many tournament organizations to increase the amount of boat-liability insurance required for entry, and that’s causing some angst among tournament anglers.

College Freshman Qualifies For The 2018 Bassmaster Classic

DEERWOOD, Minn. — All season long, as teammates on Bryan College’s bass fishing team, Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee worked well together. The college freshmen finished ninth in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Cherokee Lake, Tennessee.

Last week they really clicked, claiming the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji in Minnesota. And this week, when the teammates were split up and battled their way through separate sides of the College Series Bracket on Serpent Lake, each dominated their matchups to make it to today’s finals.

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