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

Alabama Free Fishing Day is June 11

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater.

B.A.S.S. Founder Ray Scott, The Father Of Modern Bass Fishing, Has Died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ray Scott passed away on Sunday, May 8 at around 11:30 p.m. He died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes. Scott was 88 years old. 

Alabama Bass Trail Announces 2023 Tournament Schedule

Payout and Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Additional Prize Money

 The Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series will enter its tenth season next year as the state’s premier weekend tournament trail for amateur bass anglers with an 11-event schedule offering more than $590,000 in awards including $10K in prize money in celebration of the tournament’s tenth anniversary.

Alabama’s Davis Comes From Behind To Win B.AS.S. Nation Southeast Regional On Smith Lake

Only 15 minutes remained Friday in the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Southeast Regional at Lewis Smith Lake and Will Davis Jr. figured the limit in his livewell gave him a chance to win.

Will Davis Jr., of Sylacauga, Ala., has won the 2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Southeast Regional on Lewis Smith Lake with a three-day total of 38 pounds, 3 ounces.
Photo by Breanne Jackson/B.A.S.S.

Fishing Fundamentals: Why Use Fluorocarbon Fishing Line

For fishing lines, three main offerings are available to anglers. They include monofilament, also referred to as nylon, braided line, and fluorocarbon.


Mitchell and McCollum Take $17,000 From Weiss Lake

By Jason Duran

The team of Mitch Mitchell and Candler McCollum claimed their 4th victory on the ABT with 19.96 pounds worth $17,000 including payouts targeting bed fish.

The team of Mitch Mitchell and Candler McCollum claimed their 4th victory on the ABT with 19.96 pounds. ABT photo

2022 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship Returns To Pickwick Lake

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Grass-roots anglers from around the country will take to the waters of Pickwick Lake to compete for one of three berths in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk during the 2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship Nov. 9-11 in Florence, Ala.

New members of the notable Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Twelve of the top high school anglers in the country have been selected as new members of the notable Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Glory Bassin’ Days – The Seventies

Here is a photo of the late and great Charlie Brewer Sr., founder of Slider Lures, on the set of the Southern Fishing TV show.

Slider Lures Slider Head with a Slider 4-inch worm.

Victory with 20.19 pounds caught in 24 minutes

By Jason Duran

The South Division reached the midway point at the Alabama River- Cooter’s Pond. The river system has seen an abundance in water and current from recent rains.