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

Piping installation blamed for pollution that killed tens of thousands of fish

An open letter posted by the company says about 220,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater was released. The waste reached the Black Warrior River’s Mulberry Fork, where nearly 200,000 fish were killed.

ATTENTION: Fishing Product Companies-Small, Medium or Large

Exposure to over 30,000 bass anglers a month for an attractively small price!

A look back with Charlie Brewer, Sr.

In the 70s we had a TV fishing show, “Southern Fishing”. That was how all the Southern Fishing websites, newspaper, and email news began before the new age of social pages et. al. came around (desktop and laptop computers as well).

The TV show gave us the opportunity to meet some great people and learn a lot more about fishing.

Have you been there?

Will you survive a boating accident?

The bass boat was on plane, running around 60 MPH, heading out of Elk River on Wheeler Lake. In a micro-second, the bow jerked to the side when the steering cable severed. Both anglers were instantly ejected from the boat.

Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories 2019

The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued an updated Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories for 2019. There are some very important fish consumption advisories such as “eat not fish at all” from certain creeks/tributaries due to mercury and/or PFOS and PFOA which are considered cancer-causing chemicals that do not deteriorate over time in water. The PFOS and PFOA chemicals tend to be stored in fish and accumulate in humans as well per EPA studies.

Included in this posting are the advisory charts for Alabama Area 1. At the bottom of these posted charts is a link to the entire State Advisory in PDF format,

Shoals Youth Bassmasters crank for fish on Pickwick

Sixty-seven youth bassmasters launched Saturday, June 13, 2019, from the shallow ramp at Colbert Park into lower Pickwick Lake hoping to hook-up with some monster largemouth and smallmouth bass.

What posts are readers interested in?

Southern Fishing News website has over 800 posts. The posts cover the various aspects of bass fishing from aquatic plants to fishing products, to water quality to tournaments to high school, college and pro angler circuits, photos and videos and on and on.

Of all the posts we make, which ones are getting read the most? The results may surprise you. Not only is our website reached directly, but also via search engines, links from other sites and from post previews on our social pages.

Here are the Top Ten, most read posts on our website as of July 15, 2019.

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Marketing, advertising, promotion, and exposure is the name of the game for getting and increasing your customer base. The Southern Fishing News sponsorship program fits into all these categories.

Highway to…. Hellbender!

While conducting fish sampling in Cane Creek, a tributary to Great Falls Reservoir, TVA biologists found and collected a baby salamander known as a hellbender.

This was an extremely significant discovery for many reasons: hellbenders have not been detected in any streams flowing to the upper Caney Fork upstream of Great Falls Dam since 1991, despite numerous survey efforts.