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

First Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships Awarded to Eastman and Morris

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. and Shimano have partnered to award the inaugural Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships to Elizabeth Eastman of Fairhope, Ala., and Dixie Morris of Valley, Ala.

Elizabeth Eastman

Dixie Morris

Alabama Public Lakes News-Renovations & Closings

Grenshaw County Public Fishing Lake

Are you an angler looking for sponsors

Many aspiring tournament bass fishermen are usually looking for sponsors to help defray expenses and/or provide tackle or equipment. one question that comes up talking with “semi-pro” bass anglers is, “How do you get sponsors?

Screenshot of sponsor



Cerja And Richardson Win Bassmaster Junior National Championship

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — Victories are not always dramatic and glamorous, but Mark Cerja Jr. and Gus Richardson of the Lone Star Junior Bassmasters were proud of their gritty, gutsy effort. 


Mark Cerja Jr. and Gus Richardson of the Lone Star Junior Bassmasters have won the 2022 Bassmaster Junior National Championship on Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake with a two-day total of 18 pounds, 5 ounces.  Photo by Laura Agee/B.A.S.S.

Dealing with a can of worms?

Georgia Waters Saved Again From Invasive Species!

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found Attached to Boat Motor Prior to Launch 

For the second time in just over one year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) staff responded to a citizen inquiry about invasive zebra mussels found attached to a vessel prior to its launch into Lake Lanier.  

Youth winners weigh in over 57 pounds from Wheeler

Fifty-eight youth anglers launched from First Creek for the fourth tournament of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters on July 23, 2022, on Wheeler Lake.

Featured Sponsor – Neese Realty Waterfront Property

Neese Realty Waterfront Property lists prime lake property for sale on Wilson, Pickwick, and Wheeler Lakes in North Alabama. If you are looking for someplace to park your boat on the water or you just want a property on the lake to watch dazzling sunsets then give Shirley Neese a call for listings.

FWC’s School Fishing Club Program expands name to include more students

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously approved changing the name of the High School Fishing Program to the School Fishing Club Program.