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

Jeff Gustafson wins the 2023 Bassmaster Classic in Knoxville, TN

Jeff Gustafson wins the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota on the Tennessee River in Knoxville, TN with a three-day total of 42 pounds, 7 ounces.
Written by Bryan Brasher  Photography by James Overstreet

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Canadian pro-Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson’s bass refused to play fair on the final day of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota on the Tennessee River.

Now Fishing Lighter With A Baitcasting Reel!


The team at Lew’s is finally ready to introduce the cutting-edge Custom Lite SS, specifically built to excel with extremely light finesse baits.

Tennessee Boating, Fishing and Access Points

TWRA Weekly Fishing Forecast

Kids need to spend more time outside

Educational videos and lesson plans encourage exploring and fishing in our National Forests

Everyone agrees that kids need to spend more time outside. And now, more than ever, that requires some effort given the urge to stay indoors immersed in video games, streaming video, texting, and social media.

Father/Son Pro Anglers Share Success Story and Career Tips

NPAA Conference presentation reveals the thrills of father-son fishing connection, plus how to deal with industry changes.

Jason and Jay Przekura. Photo provided

Alabama Bass Trail Announces 2024 ABT 100 Tournament Schedule and Payout

Priority Registration Opens June 1

Decatur, Ala. (March 10, 2023) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) announces dates and locations of the 2024 ABT 100 tournament series which includes a payout reaching $300,000 for all three tournaments.

ABT photo

Modified Drop Shot

I saw a video recently where a guy discussed, among other tips, how to re-work a drop shot rig for more flexibility in adjusting the distance of the weight from the bait and freeing the hook and lure to move unhampered as opposed to a fixed hook.

Barnes hangs on to win first Bassmaster Open of the season on Alabama’s Lake Eufaula

EUFAULA, Ala. — With only a couple of hours remaining in the St. Croix Bassmaster Open at Lake Eufaula, Justin Barnes felt the tournament slipping away.

Justin Barnes of Ellaville, Ga., has won the 2023 St. Croix Bassmaster Open at Lake Eufaula with a two-day total of 48 pounds, 9 ounces.
Photo by Andy Crawford/B.A.SS.

Power-Pole introduces The MOVE Brushless Trolling Motor

New release advances electric propulsion with the most advanced trolling motor on the market.

Since the inception of the Shallow Water Anchor more than 20 years ago, the name Power-Pole has become synonymous with innovation and durability.  In keeping with those tenants, Power-Pole introduces a new movement in Total Boat Control with the Power-Pole MOVE Brushless Trolling Motor, the strongest and most advanced trolling motor ever created.