News Stories & Fishing Articles

Where are the sportfish?

An inside guide for successful warm-water fishing in the Tennessee Valley

TVA prides itself on keeping its reservoir waters healthy, oxygenated and viable enough to support a variety of wildlife.

That includes a variety of sport fish, including black bass, black crappie, channel catfish and spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass
These fish are ranked by reservoir on a scale from 20 (poor) to 60 (excellent).

Shoals Youth Bassmasters compete on North Alabama’s Wilson Lake

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters youth anglers, fishing the next to last club tournament of the 2019 season, went head-to-head in the three age divisions on Wilson Lake out of the Lock Six ramp on August 31, 2019.

The fishing temperature was cool at 7 AM but ended hot by the 11 AM weigh-in time for the fifty-four youth competing. Club director Richard Laxson noted that most of the youth anglers caught fish in the tournament.

Should anglers use finesse lures for Alabama bass?

By Frank Sargeant, The Huntsville Times
(Republished with permission)

Elephants eat peanuts, one of my fishing guide buddies likes to say.

That was right on target for two major national tournaments in the last month, as both a B.A.S.S. Elite event and the Major League Fishing Redcrest championship were won by anglers relying heavily on tiny jigs that would appear better suited for crappies or bluegills than bass.

What TVA Lakes Dominated Bassmaster’s Top 25 Bass Fisheries in Southeast?

Clean water, careful management, aquatic plants, and southern hospitality create the perfect recipe that makes Tennessee Valley lakes some of the best bass fisheries in the nation and across the entire Southeast.

Do you have the TVA Lake Info app?

Take your lake levels to go!

Available for iPhone and Android devices, the free TVA Lake Info app has now been updated to provide a new, more user-friendly interface and faster processing speeds.

13-pound, 5-ounce catch from Orange Lake

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program celebrates its most recent Hall of Fame largemouth bass catch weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces, caught and released in Orange Lake by Chad Dorland during a University of Florida fishing tournament.

Need a new college team jersey?

Gemini Jerseys offer 30% to 50% Discount to Collegiate Anglers

Through Gemini Jersey’s long-standing partnership with the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, collegiate anglers and teams are eligible for various Gemini discounts including single orders and team orders.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters fish Wheeler Lake

August tenth found the Shoals Youth Bassmasters launching into First Creek on Wheeler Lake. Fifty-eight young angler members and boat captains readied for the 7 AM start.

The fishermen got the shade benefit of an overcast sky until 10 AM. The hot sun pounded the kids for an hour until the 11 AM weigh-in. A three-fish limit was in force to help reduce any heat-related bass fatalities.

ADEM Investigates Fish Kill on Black Warrior River

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is investigating a fish kill on the Black Warrior River near the Holt Lock and Dam in Tuscaloosa County.

Lew’s/Strike King announces Freshman Scholarships Awards

(August 14th, 2019) – After receiving dozens of applications from a very diverse field of high school anglers, Lew’s and Strike King are proud to announce that five very deserving students have been selected as this year’s scholarship winners.