Man and kid sitting in bass fishing boat thats on a trailer

Launch time

Shoals Youth Bassmasters Wheeler Lake tourney.

Sunset on Wilson Lake Alabama

Fishing sunset

A sunset photo taken on Wilson Lake in Northwest Alabama.

Man holding a 5 pound bass fish

Pier Fishin'

A nice 5 pounder

Woman holding a 7 pound bass fish

Wilson Lake bigun'

Ms. Southern Fishing News brought this 7-pounder in on 6 pound line.

Many boats on a river

McFarland Park on Pickwick

Weigh-in in progress at a collegiate championship tourney.

Drawing of fictional zip boat

The new year models are here.

Introducing the Zip Boat with features not found on any other boat.

1928 Johnson K45 boat motor

1928 Johnson K45

The Johnson Seahorse model was introduced as a 10 H.P. screamer.

Latest Southern Fishing News Stories

Road End Public Boat Ramp on Alabama Harris Reservoir to Receive New Launching Slab

The Road End (Big Fox) Public Boat ramp on Harris Reservoir in Randolph County, Alabama, will temporarily close for renovation on February 6, 2023. The facility is expected to reopen when the work is completed in April 2023, weather permitting

Bed fishing leads Branch and Beach to Bassmaster High School Series win on Harris Chain

LEESBURG, Fla. — Trusting in what they could not see and putting in the time to make it happen led Caden Branch and Connor Beach of Florida’s Liberty County High School to a winning five-bass limit of 24 pounds, 3 ounces at the Strike King Bassmaster High School Series at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Bed fishing leads Branch and Beach to Bassmaster High School Series win on Harris Chain

Blue Mountain’s Bullock and Berry win Bassmaster College Series season opener on Harris Chain

LEESBURG, Fla.  — Following their stellar start, Blake Bullock and John Mark Berry of Blue Mountain Christian University in Mississippi backed up their Day 1 lead with a solid final-round effort to win the Strike King Bassmaster College Series at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bass Pro Shops with a two-day total of 46 pounds, 11 ounces.

Blue Mountain’s Bullock and Berry win Bassmaster College Series season opener on Harris Chain

Applications open for B.A.S.S. and Shimano’s Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships for female anglers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships for young, female anglers, which honor Sevier’s leadership and long-term vision for the growth of sportfishing.

Applications open

PICKWICK BOATING BOATING ACCIDENT UPDATE 2-1-2023

 

Wilson Dam

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Bassmaster Kayak Series expands competition days for 2023 season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After crowning its first Angler of the Year in 2022, the Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX now has its much-anticipated five-tournament regular-season schedule in place.

Every tournament in the 2023 Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX has been expanded to two days as anglers compete around the country for the Dakota Lithium Bassmaster Kayak Series Angler of the Year title.
Photo by Mark Cisneros/B.A.S.S.

Nominations open for the third annual C.A.S.T. for Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation are accepting nominations for their annual humanitarian award recognizing the important work being done by many anglers to support fragile populations.

Bill Wilson of Fort Collins, Colo., was honored with the 2022 C.A.S.T. for Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award for his decades of work serving special needs families and veterans.
Photo by B.A.S.S

In My Personal Opinion

White and Elder Win ABT 100 Lake Wedowee              

Prior to this event, 90% of the teams had never been to Lake Wedowee, but they were up for the challenge and ready to put their skills to the test.

By Jason Duran

Wedowee Ala-January 23, The Alabama Bass Trail 100 started the 2023 season at Lake Wedowee in Randolph County.  The ABT 100 consists of 100 of the best teams in the country fishing for a total payout of $100,000.

Rusty White, Jr. and Brian Elder weighed in 20.07 pounds of Lake Wedowee bass. ABT photo

Bassmaster College Series season kicks off on Harris Chain

LEESBURG, Fla. — Another heavyweight battle is on tap as 275 of the best college fishing teams in the country return to central Florida for the 2023 Strike King Bassmaster College Series at Harris Chain presented by Bass Pro Shops Jan. 26-27.