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.

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Mantle Lures

Spoons and spinners, jigs and pigs, worms, wigglers, and umbrella rigs. Crankbait divers, floating flukes, jerkbaits, and torpedo-shaped spook.

Shoals Youth Club fish in heavy traffic in final 2022 event

Shoals Youth Anglers took to the water of Pickwick Lake out of McFarland Park on September 17th. The tournament was the last one of the 2022 season as well as the annual picnic, additional awards, and prizes.

The Age Division trophy winners.

B.A.S.S. Announces 2023 Bassmaster Opens Schedule With New Format For Elite Qualification

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The St. Croix Bassmaster Opens presented by Mossy Oak Fishing have grown exponentially in popularity over the past few years. But the buzz has never been louder than it’s been since the announcement of the new Opens EQ (Elite Qualifiers) format in July — and now B.A.S.S. has officially announced where all of the excitement will take place in 2023.

The 2023 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series presented by Mossy Oak Fishing will feature nine tournaments — three each in three divisions — covering eight states.
Photo by James Overstreet/B.A.S.S.

Five Anglers Earn Automatic Qualification into 2023 ACA Championship

Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley

This past weekend, the Association of Collegiate Anglers hosted its first event of the 2022-23 season on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

Mississippi’s Herring Claims Overall Title At 2022 Bassmaster High School Combine

DECATUR, Ala. — Talented high school anglers from across the U.S. gathered for the second Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Combine presented by Skeeter on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., for a weekend combining skills challenges and recruiting visits in hopes of reeling in college fishing offers.

New Youth Trail With A Twist

There is a brand new youth angler bass fishing trail that has incorporated an interesting twist for participants.

Featured Sponsor – Neese Realty (On The Water)

Eight prized bass are still swimming!

Catch them by Sept. 30 to win! 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program is ending another successful season. Any bass caught in Season 10 (Oct. 1, 2021 – Sept. 30, 2022) must be submitted by Oct. 15 to qualify for prizes.

ABT Announces Expanded Television Coverage in 2023

Decatur, Ala. – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to announce additional television air time for the 2023 season.

Take-off on Lake Martin. ABT photo

Top 8 College Anglers Battle For Classic Berth

Bassmaster College Bracket Challenge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Eight of the country’s best college anglers will launch on Lake Greenwood from Greenwood, S.C., Sept. 30-Oct. 3 during the Bassmaster College Classic Bracket presented by Lew’s, fishing for a berth in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic.

UNC Charlotte’s Louis Monetti and Michael Fugaro will be among the eight anglers competing at the Bassmaster College Classic Bracket presented by Lew’s in Greenwood, S.C., for a spot in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic.
Photos by Dalton Tumblin/B.A.S.S.