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

Lew’s and Strike King New Product Showcase

Lew’s and Strike King have unveiled new products for 2020. The new product showcase includes the Lew’s Custom Lite SLP reel, Lew’s Inshore Speed Stick’s, Mach 2 rods, the Lew’s Mach Smash Combo, Mach Hatchpack, and HyperSpeed Bearing Lubricant. Strike King’s 2020 showcase boasts a number of new offerings as well. Included is the KVD 2.5 Wake Bait, Rage Ned Bug, a Tour Grade Ned Rig Head, Tour Grade Line, and the new S11 Clinch Sunglasses.

Attend the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at Lake Guntersville


Wilson Lake bass cooperate with Shoals Youth Bassmasters

Fifty-five young anglers of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters (SYBM) lined-up at Fleet Harbor ramp on Wilson Lake in North Alabama ready to compete for trophies in the three club age divisions.

New Interactive Maps of Groundwater Pollution

 Alabama Power and Power South Coal Ash Pits

Last week, Alabama River Alliance joined partners Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Coosa Riverkeeper, and Mobile Baykeeper, to release new interactive maps highlighting groundwater pollution reported by Alabama Power and Power South at coal ash pits throughout the state.

Lew’s/Strike King Offers Freshman Scholarships

Supporting youth and the future of our sport has been at the core of our brands since their inception. This effort has been supported in many fashions throughout our history. The most notable is the highly-successful Mach High School Program, which has enabled Lew’s to support many high school bass clubs across the country.

Got a “Reel Junkyard” in your garage?

Nope, I didn’t mean to type “Real Junk Yard”, although that might describe my garage. I’ m talking about all those old and malfunctioning reels piled in a drawer or in a box you have not looked at in, say, maybe twenty years.

FWC issues executive order suspending harvest and possession of shoal bass

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued an executive order on June 5, suspending the harvest and possession of shoal bass from the Chipola River and its tributaries effective immediately until the order is repealed. Anglers are still permitted to catch and immediately release shoal bass. 

Alabama Bass Trail

Alabama Bass Trail Announces 2020 Tournament Schedule and New Championship Payout

Priority Registration Opens August 1


 The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to unveil the 2020 tournament schedule which includes a new payout reaching over $580,000. Returning for the seventh season, the team-style tournament series is held on eleven different lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail beginning February 22, 2020, with the championship tournament to be held on October 23-24, 2020. Anglers in the no entry fee championship will be competing for over $100,000 in cash, including a $50,000 first place prize and top bragging rights for the year.

Sponsor highlight – Slider Lures

10th Annual HS Fishing World Finals & National Championship Dual Event

June 18-22 – Florence Alabama

Build it and They Will Come –
SAF High School Anglers to Compete for over 1.1 Million Dollars in scholarships and prizes on Pickwick Lake.
The Student Angler Federation’s 10th Annual High School Fishing World Finals & National Championship dual event is June 19-22 on Pickwick in Florence Ala., with a prize pool exceeding 1.1 MILLION dollars. Let that soak in.