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ALABAMA’S ATKINS WINS PROFESSIONAL BASS FISHING’S FORREST WOOD CUP

Alabama Rookie Justin Atkins Weighs Second-Largest Limit in Forrest Wood Cup History to Clinch Victory

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Aug. 13, 2017) – FLW Tour rookie Justin Atkins of Florence, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce – the second-heaviest limit ever weighed in the 22-year history of the Forrest Wood Cup – to earn the win at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. Over three days, Atkins weighed in 15 fish totaling 59 pounds, 4 ounces to edge out second-place pro Travis Fox of Rogers, Arkansas, by 2 pounds, 9 ounces and win the $300,000 top cash prize. The tournament featured 53 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for professional bass-fishing’s world championship. Link to HD video of Atkins’ Winning Moment

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Bryan College Wins Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Bryan College duo of Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee led the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji wire-to-wire to take the title with a three-day total of 49 pounds, 15 ounces.

A big storyline of the week was the fishing pressure that Stump Lake was receiving from over 75 percent of the field. Most wondered if it would hold up over three days of competition, but Lee and Foutz didn’t test it, sticking to their game plan in Lake Irving just south of Lake Bemidji.

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT NOTICE

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RENEWAL OF THE POST-CLOSURE PERMIT UNDER THE ALABAMA HAZARDOUS WASTES MANAGEMENT AND MINIMIZATION ACT (AHWMMA) AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

PUBLIC NOTICE – 421

Colbert County Alabama

Occidental Chemical Corporation of Muscle Shoals, Alabama submitted to ADEM an application for renewal of its post-closure permit for the Former Waste Pile A and Former Waste Pile B which was used to manage hazardous waste at its facility (EPA I.D. Number ALD 004 019 642) located at 1000 North Wilson Dam Road, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Department has determined the facility’s renewal application to be complete and has prepared a draft permit in accordance with State regulations.

America’s Top Amateur Anglers To Converge In Northern Minnesota For College Championship

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Ninety of the best collegiate student/angler teams representing 59 of the nation’s universities will meet for the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, August 10-12 on Minnesota’s Lake Bemidji.

College anglers can compete in one of five regionals and in a wild card qualifier for the opportunity to advance to the national championship.

After three days of championship competition, the best team will be crowned national champions.

TVA Dam Health Checks

 National Dam Safety Awareness Day is observed each May 31. The date marks the worst dam failure disaster in U.S. history: the 1889 South Fork dam failure in Johnstown, Pa., which claimed more than 2,200 lives.

While dam safety has improved tremendously since then, the recent evacuation of 200,000 people near Oroville Dam in California reminds us that, while dams are beneficial, they can be dangerous if they fail.

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What Does A Newsletter Do For A Company?

Southern Fishing News has many years of print and digital publication design and production. The benefit of having your own dedicated newsletter is you control the content. No “filler” stories or photographs.

Remember, a newsletter can be targeted to multiple audiences.

Experience has taught what questions someone new to digital newsletters and publishing are most likely to ask. Here are the primary questions asked:

SYBM take on Wheeler Lake in North Alabama

Fifty-four members of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters (SYBM) fished the club’s third tournament of the season July 15, 2017 on Wheeler Lake from First Creek.

Richard Laxson, director of the SYBM, noted the attendance at the Wheeler tournament was considered good when taking the threat of storms during the competition and the anticipated temperatures plus humidity. In the end, the storms held off until after the weigh-in at 11 AM. The heat was pumping the mercury to eighty seven degrees which closely matched the water surface temperature.

Kevin VanDam Finishes Strong To Win St. Lawrence River Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament

WADDINGTON, N.Y. — By noon Sunday, Kevin VanDam was already working his way back to toward Whittaker Park, where the weigh-in would be held about three hours later.

He knew it was over — and so did most everyone else.

Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards and Navigation Units

7 tips to slow down thieves

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) said today crime rings responsible for stealing boats, Yamaha outboard engines, Garmin electronics, and other expensive navigation units along the East Coast’s I-95 corridor have moved across the country. Largely striking boat dealerships and boat-storage facilities, the thieves are getting the attention of a new intelligence working group made up of local, state and federal law enforcement officials as well as certified marine investigators who urge recreational boaters to be vigilant.