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

Nominations Open For C.A.S.T. For Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award

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.

Allen Nation, Founder and Executive Director of Adaptive Sports for Kids, was honored with the 2021 C.A.S.T. for Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award for his decade of work creating sports programs for special needs adults and children. Photo by: Photo courtesy of Adaptive Sports for Kids

Strike King Rage Swimmer and Strike King Red Eye Shad winning lures on Lake Jordan

By Jason Duran

The team of Ken Walers and Dallas Weldon caught 19.64 pounds for the win and a $33,250 in winnings and bonuses.

Walers and Weldon caught 19.64 pounds using two Strike King lures.

Strike King Signs On As Bassmaster College Title And Supporting Trail Sponsor

South Carolina-based lure company Strike King, part of Rather Outdoors, has signed on as the 2022 title sponsor for the Bassmaster College Series and will also serve as a new supporting sponsor for the entire Bassmaster Tournament Trail, B.A.S.S. officials announced.

Current Top 5 in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year

ACA staff reveals the current Top 5 teams in the nation at the halfway mark of the season

2022 Bassmaster Kayak Series Registrtaion Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2022 Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX season, which will visit iconic fisheries in six states.

In 2022, anglers on the Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX will visit six states while pursuing the new Old Town Bassmaster Kayak Angler of the Year title.
Photo by Kara Wattunen//B.A.S.S.

Alabamian Powell Wins Classic Fish-Off On Lake Eufaula, Earns Berth In Bassmaster Classic

Shane Powell saw the Bassmaster Team Championship and the ensuing Classic Fish-Off as his chance to settle unfinished business.

The Alabama Bass Trail’s Shane Powell of Dothan, Ala., has won the 2021 Bassmaster Classic Fish-Off on Alabama’s Lake Eufaula with a two-day total of 23 pounds, 5 ounces, earning a spot in the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.
Photo by Dalton Tumblin/B.A.S.S.

Final Classic Spot On The Line At Bassmaster Team Championship On Lake Eufaula

When anglers arrive in south Alabama for the 2021 Bassmaster Team Championship at Lake Eufaula Dec. 8-11, and Bassmaster Elite Series veteran Matt Herren of Ashville, Ala., said a simple approach could get the job done.

Alabama’s Lake Eufaula will host anglers from around the country during the Bassmaster Team Championship Dec. 8-11.                                           Photo by Charles Beck/B.A.S.S.

My First Bass Tournament: Or Dumb and Dumber

By Ronnie McDonald
Publisher & Editor

In 1972 I found myself assigned to Ft. Rucker, AL fresh from a stint in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. It was there at Ft. Rucker that I was introduced to bass fishing, bass clubs and club bass tournaments.

The Big O

Schedule Announced For 2022 Bassmaster Kayak Series With New AOY Award

A series that has been an overwhelming hit with anglers from Day 1 now has its much-anticipated next schedule in place.

In 2022, anglers on the Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX will visit six states while pursuing the new Old Town Bassmaster Kayak Angler of the Year title.
Photo by Mark Cisneros/B.A.S.S.

2022 Bassmaster Elite Series Field Features 13 New Anglers

After an exciting 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series season that crowned seven first-time champions and drew over 12 million viewers to coverage of Bassmaster LIVE on FOX and the FOX Sports channels, B.A.S.S. announced the new field for the 2022 Elite Series.

The 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series field is set with 94 of the world’s best anglers, including 13 new qualifiers from the Bassmaster Opens and TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.