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

Clunn repeats St. Johns magic

PALATKA, Fla — After becoming the oldest angler ever to win a Bassmaster Elite Series event in 2016 on the St. Johns River, Rick Clunn provided what has become one of the most famous quotes in professional bass fishing history when he said, “Never accept that all of your best moments are in your past.”

Pond Management Seminar Scheduled at Go Fish Education Center in Perry

The Go Fish Education Center is hosting an education seminar on pond management on Feb. 21, 2019 (5:30 – 7 pm).

Most Alabama State Public Fishing Lakes Reopen in February

February 1 marks the beginning of the fishing season for 21 of Alabama’s 23 State-owned Public Fishing Lakes. Located throughout the state, these lakes are noted for their quality fishing for bream, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie (in most lakes). Because these smaller lakes warm more quickly than larger bodies of water, early spring fishing can be excellent.

King Kat Tournament Trail Travels to Decatur, Alabama

Big Wheeler Lake blue cats are sure to be plentiful.

Catfish anglers from several states will travel to Wheeler Lake at Decatur, AL for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Local and traveling anglers will be vying for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to compete at the 2019 King Kat Classic which will feature a guaranteed payout of $120,000 in cash and prizes.

2019 Student Angler Federation (SAF) State Championships

Tournament schedule & registration contact.

Registration is Now Open for the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash

To Be Held on Kentucky Lake in March

Starting today (Jan. 28, 2019, collegiate anglers nationwide will be able to register for the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. The event, hosted by Henry County Tourism Authority, will include an angler appreciation banquet in Paris, Tennessee the night before the event, as well as two days of fishing on Kentucky Lake.

This event will also be televised on several national networks to include CBS Sports, Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network and numerous on-demand platforms, including Outdoor Action TV, as part of the largest ever collegiate bass fishing television series.

A few changes are in store for this year! First off, Bass Pro Shops will be the title sponsor of one of collegiate bass fishing’s largest events. The event has always been an angler favorite and continues to showcase the fantastic spring fishing opportunities on Kentucky Lake not only to the collegiate anglers fishing the event but also to the fans of fishing as they watch the national coverage Live from the event.

C8 (PFOS/PFOA) in the water – The Ugly Facts

Ron McDonald
Publisher & Editor


I  stumbled across a documentary on Netflix, “The Devil We Knew”. The movie begins with the advent of C8 (the chemical used to make Teflon and hundreds of other products) in West Virginia. The effects of C8 on humans and animals is astounding, to say the least. 

Southern Fishing News Video Channel Features 21 Clips

Southern Fishing News has 21 interesting videos posted on our You Tube channel. ROLL TAPE!

Wins in 2 Weeks for Strike King and Lew’s

From the swollen shores of Lake Amistad to the near record high water levels at Sam Rayburn, Strike King pro Ray Hanselman and Lew’s pros Terry Bolton showed an unconventional way to victory, despite the high water.

Scholarships awarded by Alabama Power/B.A.S.S. to two Alabama students

Two Alabama students were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power.

“We are proud to partner with Alabama Power to support students who want to further their education in a trade,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “And, we’re even more pleased to provide additional scholarship opportunities for students.”