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

A hot day of fishing on Wheeler Lake for Shoals Youth

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters sweated a lot during their July 17 club tournament on Wheeler Lake but the trophy winners still brought in 56.125 pounds in spite of the temperature.

Are the fish you are catching toxic?

The 2021 Alabama Fish Consumption Advisory has been published. The advisory lists specific locations where the fish have been exposed to toxic substances such as mercury, PCBs, and PFOS. 

Colossal Crayfish Collection

Crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs, ditchbugs, mountain lobsters, or good eats. No matter what you call it, crayfish are an important bellwether species that Jeff Simmons — a TVA aquatic biologist — studies to measure aquatic health.

Youth anglers bag three and four pounders on Wilson Lake

Several three and four-pound bass were brought to the scales at the end of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters’ third tournament of the year, July 10, 2021, on Wilson Lake.

West End Outdoors has a huge selection of ZOOM products

Shelby County Team Takes Bassmaster Junior Series On Alabama’s Lay Lake

 

The Shelby County Junior Anglers team of Aiden King and Dillyn Dill defended their home-lake advantage by winning the Mossy Oak Bassmaster Junior Series title on Lay Lake Saturday afternoon with 10 pounds, 15 ounces.


Alabama’s Aiden King and Dillyn Dill, of the Shelby County Junior Anglers, have won the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster Junior Series at Lay Lake with 10 pounds, 15 ounces.
Photo by Emily Hand/B.A.S.S.

Late Big Bites Lift Gardendale To Bassmaster High School Series Victory On Lay Lake

Although they only live about an hour from Lay Lake, Will Phillips and Fletcher Phillips from Gardendale High School had not spent much time on the lake prior to this weekend.

Fletcher Phillips and Will Phillips, of Gardendale (Ala.) High School, have won the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series at Lay Lake presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors with 17 pounds, 15 ounces.
Photo by Emily Hand/B.A.S.S.

Big fish tie on Pickwick Lake

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished Pickwick Lake on June 19th. The famed smallmouth bass impoundment was stingy on the brown fish with the green largemouth dominating in the livewells of the youth contenders.

Bradley Jones and Broox Goxa take the win at Neely Henry and win AOY

By Jason Duran and Photos by Chris Brown

The Alabama Bass Trail North Division concluded its regular season on Lake Neely Henry. Just like all regular-season events, teams were fishing for the $10,000 first-place check, and with this being the final event, the focus was also on the AOY points race.

Bradley Jones and Broox Goxa take the win at Neely Henry and win AOY.

ETBU’s Ross And Thurston Leverage Kicker For College Classic Win

Missing a limit usually dooms championship hopes, but East Texas Baptist University’s Cody Ross and Ethan Thurston defied the odds by winning the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic presented by Bass Pro Shops on Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth with a four-fish bag that weighed 16 pounds, 6 ounces.

Ethan Thurston and Cody Ross, of East Texas Baptist University, have won the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic presented by Bass Pro Shops on Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth with 16 pounds, 6 ounces.
Photo by Chris Mitchell/B.A.S.S.

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