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.

Latest Southern Fishing News Stories

Mars Hill duo wins Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge

Hunter Bridges and Brannan Rippey overcame a lack of sleep and less-than-ideal fishing conditions to win the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge on Pickwick Lake Oct. 12.

2020 SAF Sanctioned High School Fishing Schedule


Invasive Snakehead Fish Caught in Georgia

In early October, an angler reported catching a northern snakehead, an aquatic invasive species, in a pond located on private property in Gwinnett County, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Kids Playing “Hooky”

Introducing youngsters to fishing takes preparation, practice, and patience—but their first catch could get them “hooked” for life.

OCT NOV DEC 2019 SliderLines published

The new issue of Slider Lures “SliderLines” has a lot to read about, learn and see. Read it, save it, print it. Whatever you, don’t miss this edition.

New Technology Changes Crappie Anglers’ Perspectives on Fish Activity

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

While perusing social media during this seemingly endless summer, I kept seeing photos of slab crappie that were coming from the Alabama River.

Wait, I thought those slabs were caught in the spring when the crappie are spawning or in the fall when the weather and water temperatures have considerably cooled.

Turns out, these anglers were taking advantage of the latest technology to defy the common theory that big crappie are hard to catch during the dog days of summer, which appear set to last into October this year.

FWC’s TrophyCatch program celebrates 9,000 catches

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program, now in Season 7, has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 9,000 largemouth bass since the program began in 2012. To date, 7,303 Lunker Club, 1,751 Trophy Club, and 66 Hall of Fame fish make up the milestone.

Look at these youth angler stringer weights from Pickwick!

Sixty-seven members of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters out of 121 on the roster fished the final tournament of their 2019 season on Pickwick Lake September 21. A nice morning welcomed the young anglers but the cool air did not last long before giving way to hot finish by 11 AM.

Welcome Home KVD!

Whether in business or in life, the chance for a new beginning is very rare. It’s even more uncommon that you get that chance with a group you already know and trust. For the greatest tournament angler in the history of our sport, that unique position is a reality. When the 2020 Bass Pro Tour kicks off, the deck of angling legend Kevin Van Dam’s Nitro will be fully rigged up with Lew’s rods and reels.

Catch Those Carp!

TVA is working with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to promote fishing of Asian carp to reduce populations of this invasive species in the Valley’s reservoirs.


TVA is working in collaboration with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) and other organizations to stop the spread of Asian carp. Through public awareness, emphasis on commercial fishing and hosting the occasional bowfishing tournament, TWRA hopes to control these invasive fish currently living in some Valley waterways.