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.

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North DeSoto High School duo of Luke Herring and Tyler Pate. FLW photo

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Auburn University Claims Bassmaster College Team Of The Year Title

After finishing no worse than 16th during four regular-season tour stops on the 2021 slate for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, the Auburn University team of Logan Parks and Tucker Smith were officially named the 2021 Bassmaster Team of the Year.

The Auburn University team of Logan Parks and Tucker Smith have won the 2021 Bassmaster Team of the Year title.
Photo by Dalton Tumblin/B.A.S.S

A hot day of fishing on Wheeler Lake for Shoals Youth

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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.