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

Toon Fishin’ For Redfish and Speckled Trout

Introducing “Toon Fishin'”, a new Southern Fishing News video featuring field staffer T.R. McDonald fishing from a pontoon rather than a kayak. This video is recorded in the brackish water in Virginia chasing redfish and speckled trout.

In My Humble Opinion

Waylon Mullis Justin Hamner win ABT 100 on Pickwick with 25.03

The Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series concluded the 2022 season with the third and final stop at Pickwick Lake. 100 Teams competed for over $100,000 total purse.

The first-place team of Waylon Mullis and Justin Hamner. ABT photo

FWC TrophyCatch program to give away 10th new bass boat!

One lucky person will soon take home a brand-new bass boat package during a live, random drawing at the Bobby Lane High School Cup Bass Fishing Tournament in Lake Wales on Dec. 3. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program, this will be the 10th boat given away by the program, in celebration of a decade of success.

Expanded Elite Series Field Will Feature 104 Anglers In 2023

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After a record-breaking 2022 Elite Series season that awarded eight Century Belts, crowned four first-time champions, and garnered over 18.5 million views on FOX and the FOX Sports channels, B.A.S.S. announced the newly expanded field for the 2023 Elite Series.

The 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series field is set with 104 of the world’s best anglers, including 13 new qualifiers from the St. Croix Bassmaster Opens presented by Mossy Oak Fishing and TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S

Pitts Hooked on Winter Crappie Fishing on Coosa Reservoirs

By DAVID RAINER
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

If you love to head to the woods this time of year to pursue white-tailed deer, Capt. Lee Pitts is right there with you. However, if you want to take a break from the deer stand and catch crappie on Weiss or Neely Henry reservoirs, Pitts is your man.

2023 Bass Pro Tour roster is set

TULSA, Okla. – Major League Fishing has announced the roster for the 2023 Bass Pro Tour, the fifth season of professional bass fishing’s most competitive tournament circuit. The field of 80 of the world’s top bass-fishing professionals will compete across seven fisheries during the Bass Pro Tour regular season for a total purse of more than $7.7 million.

2023 Bassmaster High School And Junior Schedule Will Test Young Anglers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. officials unveiled the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors and Bassmaster Junior Series 2023 schedule, which will give young anglers from across the country an opportunity to compete on challenging and fun fisheries next spring to qualify for a chance at a berth in the prestigious National Championship tournament.

The 2023 Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors and the Bassmaster Junior Series will offer talented young anglers from across the country an opportunity to compete for a National Championship.
Photo by Dalton Tumblin/B.A.S.S.

Pickwick Tailrace Gets Davis the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

FLORENCE, Ala. — Will Davis, Jr. said earlier this week that despite difficult fishing on Pickwick Lake, the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship was setting up well for him.

Will Davis Jr. of Sylacauga, Ala., has won the 2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Pickwick Lake with a three-day total of 43 pounds, 8 ounces.
Photo by Chase Sansom/B.A.S.S

So Much More Than Fishing

C.A.S.T for Kids makes a difference in the lives of children with special needs.

Excitement spreads across the children’s faces as they grab their new tackle boxes and prepare to load the boats on Guntersville Lake.

TVA photo