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

Major League Fishing announces roster for 2024 Bass Pro Tour

Reigning Angler of the Year Matt Becker, six-time BPT winner Jacob Wheeler highlight 80-angler field.

Color Blindness – When is color important … and when is it not?


Some things in life simply don’t make much sense. Lure color is definitely one of them.

Meet the 2024 Classic Competitors

There are 55 anglers lined up for Grand Lake competition as every berth is set for the 2024 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Okla. — except for the Bass Pro Shops Team Championship winner.

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Modifications to Program Details

The Association of Collegiate Anglers Announces Modifications to Program Details for the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia

The Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is college fishing’s only all-encompassing National Rankings system.

Three Ways To Catch More Fish With Forward-Facing Sonar

In the past few years, forward-facing sonar has taken over the fishing world and has become an effective way to win high-level bass tournaments.

Tucker and Green win ABT Championship

By Jason Duran 


Leesburg, AL Oct. 21—The event paid out over $100,000 through 25 places. The team of Terry Tucker and Jeremy Green took home $50,000 cash for their first-place finish.

Boaters and anglers asked to report invasive carp sightings/harvests

ADCNR Installs Invasive Carp Signs at Tennessee River Public Boat Ramps

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is expanding its awareness campaign about two species of invasive carp that pose a potential threat to the state’s native freshwater fish and habitats – bighead and silver carp.

WFF fisheries biologist holds a huge silver carp that was taken from Pickwick Lake in 2022.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters Finish 2023 Season on Pickwick

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished their last tournament of the 2023 trail on September 16th on Pickwick Lake out of the McFarland ramp with fifty-two young anglers anxious to fish.