News Stories & Fishing Articles

Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship

By Greg McCain

One of the first major cold fronts of the fall proved to be a major obstacle for many fishermen competing in the Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation (ABN) State Championship on Lake Guntersville Friday and Saturday (Nov. 1-2).

Temperatures near freezing and north winds greeted anglers in both days of the tournament, making fishing conditions less than desirable after the front passed. Zeros were numerous and most weights were low compared to normal Guntersville standards.

AFTCO Open Shakes Up School of the Year Standings

Adrian College’s Lead Narrows as 12 Schools Move in Top 25

SAN ANTONIO, TX- Event number two of the 2019-2020 season on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is in the books. 

The 2020 B.A.S.S. Schedules

The schedules are set for Bassmaster’s Elite Series, Opens, College and High School tournaments. See the fisheries that made the cut to host these exciting competitions in 2020.

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

GET READY for 2020! MARK YOUR CALENDERS!

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

By DAVID RAINER
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.