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

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.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters Compete on Wheeler Lake

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters first tournament of the 2024 season is in the books. The trophy winners brought in 71.44 pounds of bass to the scales.

Richard Laxson, director of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters reported the weather for the tournament, on Wheeler Lake out of First Creek, was a slight overcast sky, a little cool and the lake had a chop that was of no concern.

Alabama’s Free Fishing Day Takes Place June 8

On Saturday, June 8, 2024, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater.

Top Ranked Montevallo Extends its Lead

Carson-Newman remains in 2nd, University of North Alabama moves up to 3rd

BUSINESS TIP: Do fishermen know who you are?

If not, you need more visibility.

 When a fisherman is asked what the first brand and product comes to mind when mentioning a lure category, the angler’s answer reflects high “brand awareness” for that brand and product.

What Did He Say???

Shoal Creek Public Boat Ramp Will Temporarily Close

The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces the Shoal Creek Public Boat Ramp on Wilson Reservoir near Florence, Alabama, will be closed due to utility construction on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. until Fridays at 3:30 p.m. each week from April 29 through May 24, 2024.

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15 Teams Earn Automatic Qualification to the 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

The Association of Collegiate Anglers Hartwell Slam saw close to 450 anglers compete on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC for more than $20,000 in prizes and contingencies.  In addition,  double points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

Second Ranked Montevallo Wins Hartwell Slam

Easton Fothergill & Nicholas Dumke take 1st. Ryan Lachniet & Tavin Hodgens from 3rd ranked Campbellsville claim 2nd, and Nick Owens & Quade Lobo from 14th ranked Adrian College take 3rd.

Easton Fothergill & Nicholas Dumke from the 2nd ranked University of Montevallo win the Hartwell Slam.

Ban On Certain Fishing Electronics Coming?

A recent move made by a state agency signals next-level concerns over forward-facing and 360-degree sonar.

How can the Wisconsin DNR Spring Hearings potentially affect anglers nationwide? Because this round, they’re calling out fishing technology.

The use of these technologies is dividing our sport, and that is concerning.