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 stubborn Pickwick gives up a few good bass to the Shoals Youth Bassmasters

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters (SYBM) held the final tournament of the 2018 season on Pickwick Lake this past Saturday, September 8. Fifty young anglers from four years old to sixteen braved the hot temps to tangle with Pickwick’s largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Bass Lessons Learned

Tournament anglers credit underwater surveillance for success in competitive events


Anyone who’s fished North America’s best bass lakes in recent seasons has seen the signs: Clearing waters; schools of trophy bass shifting deeper and deeper; tournament game plans revolving around off-shore structure, anglers mining small, specific sections of the underwater real estate.

Jug Fishing Producing Plenty of Alabama River Catfish

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The ripples emanating from the sides of the 2-foot-long piece of pool noodle was just what Joe Dunn hoped to see.

It meant there was something attached to the line that dropped some 15 feet into the murky waters of the Alabama River near Camden.

Lew’s promotes Ken Eubanks to CEO; Gary Remensnyder remains actively involved as Director

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (September 3, 2018) – Lew’s Holdings Corporation, a leading supplier of branded fishing and hunting gear and accessories, announced today that Ken Eubanks has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Gary Remensnyder will remain involved in the business as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Bassmaster Central Open Headed to Alabama’s Logan Martin Lake

The Bassmaster Central Open Headed to Alabama’s Logan Martin Lake September 6-8.

SYBM winners bring-in 75.125 lbs. from Wilson Lake

The youth anglers fishing the Shoals Youth Bassmasters club tournament August 25 on Wilson Lake finally got a little cooperation from Mother Nature. Overcast skies and a breeze made fishing a lot more comfortable than some of the previous club competitions. The Wilson tournament was the fifth club competition of their 2018 season.

Free search engine matches buyers and sellers of used boat parts in the U.S.

Boat Used Part Search (BUPS) was developed as a boat/motor parts search engine. Someone searching for say, a replacement stainless steel prop, would go to the BUPS website,, and enter the information to define the parameters of the search.

Southern Fishing News Sponsor Feature – Neese Waterfront Realty

Southern Fishing News is pleased to feature Neese Realty, our quality waterfront homes sponsor. Shirley Neese is a well known, professional Realtor knowledgeable in all facets of real estate in northwest Alabama – especially homes on the water.

Fisheries Aims for Bigger Fish with Florida Bass Stockings

By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

One thing you will never find is a bass angler who is happy with catching medium-sized fish. It is always bigger is better. That has been the strategy for the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division for decades.

Frustration turns golden for Briarwood team

By Greg McCain


The frustration of fishing filters down to even the youngest of tournament competitors.

The emotion set in for Tucker Smith and Grayson Morris, a team from Birmingham’s Briarwood Christian (School) and regular competitors in Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation High School Tournaments, in the final round of the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods.