The Forever Wild Land Trust announces that the M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area in Hale County will be open for fishing to families and small groups on several Saturdays in upcoming months. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 334-624-9952 starting Monday, April 17, 2017. Two catfish and three bass and bream ponds are scattered around the property.
News Stories & Fishing Articles
Tennessee’s Armstrong tops Co-angler Division
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (April 10, 2017) – Boater Dennis Barnes of Boaz, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win.. Barnes took home $6,046 for his victory.
According to post-tournament reports, Barnes caught his limit fishing grass in the mid-lake area. He threw a Rat-L-Trap and a swimbait, with the majority of his fish coming from depths of 6 to 8 feet. It was Barnes’ fourth career victory in BFL competition.
ALABAMA’S WEAVER WINS T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE MISSISSIPPI DIVISION EVENT ON PICKWICK LAKE PRESENTED BY NAVIONICS
New Albany’s Wray tops Co-angler Division
IUKA, Miss. (April 10, 2017) – Boater Austin Weaver of Sheffield, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division event on Pickwick Lake presented by Navionics. Weaver took home $5,197 for his victory.
Southern Fishing News is featuring the quality sponsors of all our news points of distribution. These features are designed to allow our readers to become more familiar with the products offered by each sponsor. Please visit the sponsor’s website to see the full line of products/services available.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Missouri cashed in on its home-waters advantage to win the state competition of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional presented by Magellan at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Trailing Kentucky by more than 9 pounds at the beginning of the day, the 20-angler Missouri team rallied to collectively catch 346 pounds of bass to take first place and win a Triton 189TRX bass boat, trailer and Yamaha VF150LA outboard motor worth $38,000. Arkansas finished second with 305-8 and Kentucky dropped to third place with 304-2.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — The host state continued its dominance of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors at Lake of the Ozarks with Missouri angler Beau Govreau winning the tournament overall title today.
A day after the Missouri B.A.S.S. Nation state team won the team competition of the tournament, Govreau of Cedar Hill, Mo., was crowned the overall champion of the tournament with a three-day catch of 15 bass weighing 64 pounds, 11 ounces. The 36-year-old contractor took over the lead on Thursday by catching a five-bass limit weighing 21-13 and followed up today with a 22-15 limit to win the championship and finish as Missouri’s top angler in the boater division.
Madison Southern High School wins TBF High School Fishing Kentucky State Championship at Lake Cumberland
BURNSIDE, Ky. (April 4, 2017) – The Madison Southern High School duo of Brandon Turner and Ricky Seth Hembree, both of Berea, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Kentucky State Championship tournament on Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
SHREVEPORT, La. (March 28, 2017) – The North DeSoto High School duo of Luke Herring and Tyler Pate, both of Stonewall, Louisiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 24 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Louisiana State Championship tournament on Cross Lake in Shreveport, Louisiana. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
Louisiana State takes 2nd & Tennessee Tech takes 3rd on Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Arkansas.
Day two of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open on Lake Dardanelle was full of changes – not only with the weather but also on the leaderboard. Though Murray State University dominated 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places going into day two, they knew they would have other strong teams challenging their positions.
Lake View’s Parker tops Co-angler field
CLANTON, Ala. (March 27, 2017) – Josh Wissinger of Hayden, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 12 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division event on Lake Mitchell. For his win, Wissinger took home $3,586.