News Stories & Fishing Articles

Son and Mom Take Home the Win from Lewis Smith Lake

By Jason Duran

The September Lewis Smith Lake concludes the 2020 Alabama Bass Trail North Division Season.  Ethan and Becky Flack were the first team to cross the stage when the scales opened for early weigh-in.

Ethan and Becky Flack were the first team to cross the stage when the scales opened for early weigh-in. ABT photo

SFN Sponsor Feature – Slider Lures

Southern Fishing News is proud to feature one of our longtime sponsors, Slider Lures. Slider specializes in soft plastic lures for freshwater, saltwater, and a vast selection of effective and proven crappie lures.

Alabama All Access Hunting and Fishing License

To help take the guesswork out of planning your next hunting or fishing adventure, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources now offers packages that cover all of the necessary license requirements needed when pursuing white-tailed deer, wild turkey, or fishing the state’s abundant opportunities for freshwater and saltwater species.

Silver Carp: Public enemy number one

The infestation of Asian Carp into America’s rivers and lakes may be the biggest threat to our water ecology, boating, and fishing we have ever faced.

WFF Cautiously Optimistic About Spread of Silver Carp

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)

Chris Greene is cautiously optimistic that an invasive fish species that can wreak havoc on reservoir ecosystems has not expanded its range in Alabama’s waterways.

In this reservoir in the Midwest, the silver carp population has become a hazard to navigation. Fortunately in Alabama, the silver carp population appears to be limited to Pickwick Reservoir.
Photo by Ryan Hagarty, USFWS

Youth bass club fights wind on Wilson

Fifty-five Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished a windy Wilson Lake out of the Lock 6 ramp on August 29. This tournament was the second of the revised three 2020 tournament schedule.

Lew’s and Strike King 2021 Products

Lew’s and Strike King have their 2021 products ready for you to see. Take a look!

Digital Tournament from Lew’s, Strike King a Fan Favorite Among High School Anglers

When the Lew’s and Strike King Digital High School Fishing Tournament was announced in March, little did anyone know how much it would be appreciated.  When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit the Country, the result was the cancellation of most school activities, and after school activities were chief among them.

Chance Encounter Leads Weidler To Bassmaster Elite Series Win At St. Clair

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. — August 23, 2020 – A random moment during practice led Bill Weidler to a most unexpected victory, as the Helena, Ala., angler amassed a four-day total of 86 pounds, 7 ounces to win the YETI Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair.

Lucas Outpaces Wheeler by 1 Ounce on Lake Erie, Claims FLW Super Tournament Trophy

By Joel Shangle – August 14, 2020

Two big-water smallmouth tournaments in a month, two championship trophies for Justin Lucas.

Powered by a limit of 19 pounds, 10 ounces of Lake Erie smallmouth, Lucas claimed the champion’s trophy and $160,000 payday Friday at the final FLW Pro Circuit Super Tournament of the season, out of Sandusky, Ohio.

Justin Lucas claimed the trophy and a $160,000 payday at the FLW Pro Circuit Super Tournament finale in Sandusky, Ohio. Photo by Cobi Pellerito