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West End Outdoors – SFN Featured Sponsor

West End Outdoors has a big tackle product selection including one of the largest ZOOM selections in North Alabama. West EndOutdoors also has a variety of snacks and beverages to stock up on for lunchtime on the water.

Knife by Another Name is Not the Same


EGO’s new Kryptek Fillet Knife is destined to be your new workhorse.

Fillet knife prices are all over the board. There are culinary-grade options pushing two hundred bucks. Inversely, you’re confronted with questionable options floating around five bucks, and a whole slew between twenty and a hundred bucks. What’s an angler to do?

Ten Teams Earn Automatic Qualification

The 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops


The Association of Collegiate Anglers contested its final nationally televised, no-entry-fee, double points event before the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC on May 25-26.

Alabama Bass Trail Announces 2024 Tournament Schedule and Payout

Decatur, Ala. (May 5, 2023) – The Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series will enter its eleventh season next year as the state’s premier weekend tournament trail for amateur bass anglers with an 11-event schedule offering more than $750,000 in awards.

Rutland and Carden Secure Win Number Five at Lake Eufaula

By Jason Duran

Lake Eufaula was stop number three of five for the Alabama Bass Trail South Division. Lake Eufaula is known as the Big Bass Capital of the world. In the weeks leading up to this event teams were reporting tough fishing conditions.

This win makes ABT number five for the pair. ABT photo

Do you know what fish are contaminated?

Enter the Proposed Alabama SHOR Act

Southern Fishing News has published several articles regarding river and lake pollution notably on Wheeler Lake as well as publishing Alabama Fish Advisories. The story list includes:

Magnum Spoons for Striped Bass

The spoon is not new; it’s a lure that has been used for decades. The simple hunk of metal has been fooling predator fish into thinking it’s their next meal for generations and still works well today.

Seaborn and Seaborn with 22.19 win Neely Henry ABT

By Jason Duran

The team of winning team of Benjie Seaborn and Johnathan Seaborn helped show everyone what Neely Henry Is capable of producing.

Winning team of Benjie Seaborn and Johnathan Seaborn. ABT photo

Weather, Seasons, and Family Fishing

Imagine this. You and your family are getting ready for a perfect day of fishing, you’ve looked forward to it all week, only to sit out on the boat watching the day go by without a single bite.

Gagliardi wraps up win on Lake Murray with 26-13 on final day

Coming into Fox Rent A Car Stage Three Presented by Mercury, just about everyone with even a passing interest in tournament bass fishing had Anthony Gagliardi on their radar as a favorite to win.

Anthony Gagliardi continued his tradition of winning big on his home lake.  Photo by Joel Shangle.