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

Second Ranked Montevallo Wins Hartwell Slam

Easton Fothergill & Nicholas Dumke take 1st. Ryan Lachniet & Tavin Hodgens from 3rd ranked Campbellsville claim 2nd, and Nick Owens & Quade Lobo from 14th ranked Adrian College take 3rd.

Easton Fothergill & Nicholas Dumke from the 2nd ranked University of Montevallo win the Hartwell Slam.

Ban On Certain Fishing Electronics Coming?

A recent move made by a state agency signals next-level concerns over forward-facing and 360-degree sonar.

How can the Wisconsin DNR Spring Hearings potentially affect anglers nationwide? Because this round, they’re calling out fishing technology.

The use of these technologies is dividing our sport, and that is concerning.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters 2024 Tournament Trail


Do You Fish With Minnows? Heat kills.


Best Bait Container You’ll Ever Own
EGO’s Soft-Sided Bait Cooler is a life saver for bait and an insurance policy for your investment.

Saltwater or freshwater, live bait is sometimes the only path to fishing success – hard stop. As much as we like throwing the latest and greatest soft plastics and hardbaits, there are instances when live bait will outproduce 10 to 1.

SFN Featured Sponsor – Neese Realty Waterfront Property

It’s Spawning Time!

Hamner Goes Wire To Wire to win Bassmaster Classic

Written by Bryan Brasher
Photography by Grant Moxley

TULSA, Okla. — When most anglers win the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing, they at least pretend like it came as the biggest surprise of their lives. But not Justin Hamner.

Justin Hamner holds Day 2 Classic lead at Grand Lake

TULSA, Okla. — Since practice began last week, Alabama pro Justin Hamner says he hasn’t been able to duplicate two patterns from one day to the next.

BASSMASTER CLASSIC-Hamner hooks Day 1 lead at Classic

Written by Bryan Brasher
Photography by Grant Moxley

TULSA, Okla. — “I’m leading the Bassmaster Classic,” said Justin Hamner, sounding as much like he was asking a question as making a statement.

Justin Hamner takes Day 1 Classic lead at Grand Lake.

Motley Fishing Joins With Southern Fishing News

Southern Fishing News announces that Motley Fishing has joined our family of quality sponsors. Motley Fishing’s tungsten products are 97% pure tungsten, and diamond polished. All of their tungsten products are very high quality and tournament-ready. And Motley Fishing products have the additional benefit of affordable and lower prices than the competition.