News Stories & Fishing Articles

Pickwick Lake Section Maps (Wilson Dam to Pickwick Dam)

We have put together a map of Pickwick Lake (northwest Alabama) divided into sections from Wilson Dam downstream to Pickwick Dam. These map sections may be viewed/downloaded.

Blue Mountain College Freshmen Come from Outside the Top 10 to Best Talented Field

SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 13, 2018) – The more time an angler spends on the water, the more knowledge they gain, and in turn the greater chances one has for success. That is the common model used for anglers to be successful at any level. At Lake Dardanelle this week, freshmen anglers dominated the field. The AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open saw two teams of freshmen finish 1st and 2nd once the scales closed Saturday afternoon.

Slider Lures new newsletter published

Want some Slider “Tips and Tricks”? How about some expert advice on crappie jig weights?

Leesburg Boat Landing Open After Renovations on Weiss Lake Alabama

With phase two renovations completed, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has recently reopened the Leesburg public boat landing on Weiss Lake. The facility is located adjacent to the Weiss Lake canal and can be accessed free of charge through Leesburg Park at the end of Riverside Street in Leesburg, Ala.

Top AOY Championship Lures at Chatuge

Take a closer look at the top lures from the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Georgia’s Lake Chatuge and learn the anglers’ best topwater tactics.

BoatUS Foundation’s 4 Simple Steps to Prep Your Inflatable Life Jacket for the Fall Boating Season

The autumn boating season has arrived, and with it comes cooler water temperatures. A fall overboard can get serious quickly, and wearing a life jacket could give you extra time to survive.

ACA Logo Contingency

College Anglers can be rewarded by simply wearing the ACA Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series logo on their jersey!

In preparation for the new tournament season, the Association of Collegiate Anglers has released this year’s contingency details. At the four (4) major events that the ACA and the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series host, bonus money will be available for teams to collect upon meeting contingency program criteria.

A stubborn Pickwick gives up a few good bass to the Shoals Youth Bassmasters

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters (SYBM) held the final tournament of the 2018 season on Pickwick Lake this past Saturday, September 8. Fifty young anglers from four years old to sixteen braved the hot temps to tangle with Pickwick’s largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Bass Lessons Learned

Tournament anglers credit underwater surveillance for success in competitive events


Anyone who’s fished North America’s best bass lakes in recent seasons has seen the signs: Clearing waters; schools of trophy bass shifting deeper and deeper; tournament game plans revolving around off-shore structure, anglers mining small, specific sections of the underwater real estate.

Jug Fishing Producing Plenty of Alabama River Catfish

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The ripples emanating from the sides of the 2-foot-long piece of pool noodle was just what Joe Dunn hoped to see.

It meant there was something attached to the line that dropped some 15 feet into the murky waters of the Alabama River near Camden.