News Stories & Fishing Articles

Cox Finally Conquers Smith Lake


CULLMAN, Ala. – It seemed like it was only a matter of time. Then again, with everything that had happened to John Cox at Smith Lake in the past, he never knew if it actually would.

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Cox conquers Smith Lake. By-Rob-Matsuura

Alabama Bass Trail Announces 2022 ABT 100

Priority Registration Opens June 1


The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to unveil dates and locations of the 2022 ABT 100 tournament series which includes a payout reaching $300,000 for all three tournaments.

Student Angler Class 3 – Silver Carp Threat

This is the third class in our Student Angler Class Series, the “Silver Carp Threat”. This presentation follows the previous “Finesse Fishing” and “Antique Lures” downloadable classes.

The silver carp invasive species.

Nominations Open For C.A.S.T. For Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award

B.A.S.S. and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation are accepting nominations for their annual humanitarian award recognizing the important work being done by many anglers to support fragile populations.

Chris Rambough, of Meridian, Idaho, was honored with the inaugural C.A.S.T. for Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award for his decades of work with youth programs in his community. C.A.S.T. for Kids national spokesman Clay Dyer presented Rambough with the award during the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.
Photo by B.A.S.S.

Bassmaster Elites Headed To Pickwick

Incredible New Bass Boat to Be Introduced In October 2021

Southern Fishing News has gotten exclusive word thru the boating industry grapevine that a new bass boat is going unveiled sometime in October of this year.

Featured Sponsor – Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation

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2021 Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation Adult Tournaments

The Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation’s schedule for the 2021 Adult Tournament has been published and includes four Alabama lakes.

Antique Lures Second Downloadable Southern Fishing New Student Angler Class

Welcome to the second online Southern Fishing News Student Angler Class. This downloadable class is on antique lures and, as the finesse fishing program, is available free. The class is geared to high school bass clubs and youth anglers. However, any other interested bass anglers are welcome to download.

Brooks High School bass club.

Lake Eufaula Lands 2021 Bassmaster Team Championship Event

The last spot in the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk will be filled on historic Lake Eufaula as this Alabama fishery hosts the Bassmaster Team Championship and Classic Fish-Off Dec. 8-11, 2021.

Alabama’s historic Lake Eufaula will host the 2021 Bassmaster Team Championship and Classic Fish-Off Dec. 8-11.
Photo by Shane Durrance/B.A.S.S.