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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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.

Montevallo Wins the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year

 University of North Alabama finishes in 2nd and Carson-Newman claims 3rd

The University of Montevallo finishes the season in 1st place with a total of 40,305 points. Montevallo continues to re-write the history books, as the school from Alabama claims its fourth straight School of the Year title in bass fishing.

Steer Clear of Dam Dangers

Be aware that #WaterWins when you’re around a dam, powerhouse or lock.

Dams can release a large amount of water with little warning at any time and by any means. For example, when the demand for electricity is high, the turbines at a dam activate, resulting in a significant increase in water downstream in a matter of seconds.

Shoals Youth Fish Wilson In Tough Conditions

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished Wilson Lake in less than optimal conditions on June 1 out of the Lock Six ramp.

EGO Sponsor Feature

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Montevallo Extends its Lead

Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia
Carson-Newman holds onto 2nd, and the University of North Alabama closes the gap but remains in 3rd.

The 19th Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL, was a triple points event to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

Lee frogs to second Heavy Hitters title

VanDam closes career with $100,000 big bass


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For the second time in his career, Jordan Lee hoisted a Heavy Hitters champion trophy belt.
Photo by Phoenix Moore

Celebrate National Fishing & Boating Week Free Fishing Days

Grab the fishing pole and the tackle box and let’s go gas up the boat, National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) begins soon!

Jonathan with a bowfin catch from Okefenokee Swamp (April 2024).

What’s your fishing’ IQ?

Dylan & Carter Nutt from 3rd Ranked University of North Alabama Take National Championship

Lucas & Fisher from South Carolina take 2nd, and Nathan & Banks with UNA claim 3rd

FLORENCE, AL (May 24, 2024) – The scales are closed, prizes have been awarded, and a new national champion has been crowned for the 2024 season.

Twin Brother Tandem Dylan & Carter Nutt from 3rd Ranked University of North Alabama Take the National Championship Bass Fishing Title at Pickwick Lake.