News Stories & Fishing Articles

Lew’s/Strike King announces Freshman Scholarships Awards

(August 14th, 2019) – After receiving dozens of applications from a very diverse field of high school anglers, Lew’s and Strike King are proud to announce that five very deserving students have been selected as this year’s scholarship winners.

Winning a championship on a national stage is a rare occurrence, the pinnacle of bass-fishing success at the high school level.

By Greg McCain

Given the fleeting nature of high school careers and packed, highly competitive tournament fields, only the best anglers get to heft the trophy on the final day. Only select teams even get to compete for a title, much less earn the opportunity to repeat as champions.

Piping installation blamed for pollution that killed tens of thousands of fish

An open letter posted by the company says about 220,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater was released. The waste reached the Black Warrior River’s Mulberry Fork, where nearly 200,000 fish were killed.

ATTENTION: Fishing Product Companies-Small, Medium or Large

Exposure to over 30,000 bass anglers a month for an attractively small price!

A look back with Charlie Brewer, Sr.

In the 70s we had a TV fishing show, “Southern Fishing”. That was how all the Southern Fishing websites, newspaper, and email news began before the new age of social pages et. al. came around (desktop and laptop computers as well).

The TV show gave us the opportunity to meet some great people and learn a lot more about fishing.

Have you been there?

Will you survive a boating accident?

The bass boat was on plane, running around 60 MPH, heading out of Elk River on Wheeler Lake. In a micro-second, the bow jerked to the side when the steering cable severed. Both anglers were instantly ejected from the boat.

Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories 2019

The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued an updated Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories for 2019. There are some very important fish consumption advisories such as “eat not fish at all” from certain creeks/tributaries due to mercury and/or PFOS and PFOA which are considered cancer-causing chemicals that do not deteriorate over time in water. The PFOS and PFOA chemicals tend to be stored in fish and accumulate in humans as well per EPA studies.

Included in this posting are the advisory charts for Alabama Area 1. At the bottom of these posted charts is a link to the entire State Advisory in PDF format,

Shoals Youth Bassmasters crank for fish on Pickwick

Sixty-seven youth bassmasters launched Saturday, June 13, 2019, from the shallow ramp at Colbert Park into lower Pickwick Lake hoping to hook-up with some monster largemouth and smallmouth bass.

What posts are readers interested in?

Southern Fishing News website has over 800 posts. The posts cover the various aspects of bass fishing from aquatic plants to fishing products, to water quality to tournaments to high school, college and pro angler circuits, photos and videos and on and on.

Of all the posts we make, which ones are getting read the most? The results may surprise you. Not only is our website reached directly, but also via search engines, links from other sites and from post previews on our social pages.

Here are the Top Ten, most read posts on our website as of July 15, 2019.