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

Shoals Youth Club Hammers A Hot Pickwick With Almost Eighty Pounds of Bass

The dog days of summer greeted fifty-four members of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters at their Pickwick tournament on June 29. Humidity and heat was the weather for the young anglers. The hearty club members and their boat captains ignored the weather conditions and hammered some nice Pickwick bass.

Beginners Guide To Fishing The Seasons- SFN Student Angler Series Presentation

This presentation is for youth anglers new to the sport of bass fishing and appropriate as a youth bass club program and individuals.  The lesson is about the strategies for bass fishing in the four seasons of the year and is presented for viewing/downloading in a PDF  and PowerPoint format. The material was written by Debbie Hanson and published on Take Me Fishing (

What’s Your Fishin’ IQ?

Want to show what you know? Leave a comment with your answer.

How To Fish For Bass

Here’s a free eBook from Take Me Fishing that’s full of information and a great download for youth bass club members and new bass anglers. Just click on the book link to view/download the PDF of the guide.

Featured Top 5 Teams in the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year

Plus Listing of  Sixth Thru Fifteenth Places

This is the final installment of a three-part article series highlighting the Top 25 ranked teams in the final standings for the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. In this piece, we will be taking a look at the Top 5 ranked teams. Each of these five teams were picked inside of the Top 10 for the ACA Pre-Season Poll coming into this year:

Invasive Snail Found in Lake Lanier

Help Prevent Invasive Aquatic Species

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD)  urges anglers and boaters to be aware and help prevent further spread of an invasive mystery snail recently discovered in Lake Lanier.

First Two Monster Bass Caught In FWC TrophyCatch Program

The pink tags are back!

Harry Linsinbigler IV caught a prized, pink-tagged bass (11 pounds, 4 ounces) in Lake Rochelle, one of the Northwest Winter Haven Chain of Lakes. He will receive $1,000 to AFTCO Fishing Apparel & Tackle and a $1,000 check from TrophyCatch sponsor, 888-BOAT-LAW.

“Survival Kit” Fishing Accessories

EGO Fishing offers essential problem-solving products for every angler.

Whether you’re fishing from a local dock or pier, the bank, or hitting big waters in a bass, crappie, or walleye boat, preparation is part of the process. EGO Fishing has the complete line of essential tools you’ll need.


Prince reigns supreme at Wheeler Lake

Written by Christopher Decker and Original Photography by Dalton Tumblin

With a four-day total of 80 pounds, 15 ounces, Cliff Prince takes the title at the Whataburger Bassmaster Elite at Wheeler Lake in North Alabama.


DECATUR, Ala. — Cliff Prince has suffered several difficult defeats in his 12-year career on the Bassmaster Elite Series, but this week he made sure he wasn’t going to beat himself.


Product News- The Best Rigging for Today’s New 36V Trolling Motors

For anglers or recreational boaters running today’s newest brushed or brushless, direct-drive, and more powerful 12-, 24-, and 36-volt bow-mount trolling motors, Connect-Ease is proud to introduce the Connect-Ease 2.0 PRO Trolling Motor Connection systems w/and w/o Onboard Charging.