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2019 Student Angler Federation (SAF) State Championships

Tournament schedule & registration contact.

Registration is Now Open for the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash

To Be Held on Kentucky Lake in March

Starting today (Jan. 28, 2019, collegiate anglers nationwide will be able to register for the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. The event, hosted by Henry County Tourism Authority, will include an angler appreciation banquet in Paris, Tennessee the night before the event, as well as two days of fishing on Kentucky Lake.

This event will also be televised on several national networks to include CBS Sports, Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network and numerous on-demand platforms, including Outdoor Action TV, as part of the largest ever collegiate bass fishing television series.

A few changes are in store for this year! First off, Bass Pro Shops will be the title sponsor of one of collegiate bass fishing’s largest events. The event has always been an angler favorite and continues to showcase the fantastic spring fishing opportunities on Kentucky Lake not only to the collegiate anglers fishing the event but also to the fans of fishing as they watch the national coverage Live from the event.

C8 (PFOS/PFOA) in the water – The Ugly Facts

Ron McDonald
Publisher & Editor


I  stumbled across a documentary on Netflix, “The Devil We Knew”. The movie begins with the advent of C8 (the chemical used to make Teflon and hundreds of other products) in West Virginia. The effects of C8 on humans and animals is astounding, to say the least. 

Southern Fishing News Video Channel Features 21 Clips

Southern Fishing News has 21 interesting videos posted on our You Tube channel. ROLL TAPE!

Wins in 2 Weeks for Strike King and Lew’s

From the swollen shores of Lake Amistad to the near record high water levels at Sam Rayburn, Strike King pro Ray Hanselman and Lew’s pros Terry Bolton showed an unconventional way to victory, despite the high water.

Scholarships awarded by Alabama Power/B.A.S.S. to two Alabama students

Two Alabama students were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power.

“We are proud to partner with Alabama Power to support students who want to further their education in a trade,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “And, we’re even more pleased to provide additional scholarship opportunities for students.”

Nominations now open for 2019 Bassmaster High School All-Americans

B.A.S.S. is seeking nominations for the best and brightest high school bass anglers in the country.

The Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team recognizes the 12 best high school anglers in the nation. The program is designed to reward young athletes for their performance in tournaments, leadership in their communities and involvement in conservation efforts.


Random Quips For Thought…Or Not.

Slider Lures new issue of 2019 newsletter published

The first SliderLies issue of 2019 includes “NewsTips and Tricks” on crappie jig line weights and an introduces the new Slider fish-catchin’ Dixie Devil.

Saay What!

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