News Stories & Fishing Articles

Bass Pro Shops to Offer 25% Discount to Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Anglers

In an effort to grow the sport of fishing to new audiences, Bass Pro Shops will continue its support to Collegiate Bass Fishing Series anglers with a 25% discount on all fishing equipment and marine accessories beginning in January 2019. The discount program will be accepted from collegiate anglers shopping at local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores throughout North America. In addition, Bass Pro Shops will also continue to provide gift cards, shopping trips, and contingency awards as part of their new role as title sponsor of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

Don’t get too close

Here is a short video of the powerful discharge from Wheeler Dam’s lock.

Alabama Fresh Water Fish Attractor Locations

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is providing GPS waypoints, map, and/or Excel file for the locations of freshwater fish attractors.

Student Angler Federation Releases 2019 Master High School Schedules and NEW Advancement Opportunity Details!

The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation (SAF) announced today the 2019 High School Fishing schedule, including forty-two SAF High School Fishing State Championships, three SAF High School Fishing Challenge\Open tournaments, 15 Bass Pro shops FLW High School Fishing Opens, eight state high school athletic association sanctioned tournaments and the pinnacle event in all of the high school fishing the High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship which has already been announced for 2019, 2020, 2021 and are listed as well. 

KayakKorner DIY – Removable Stabilizers

Kayaks afford us the ability to take fishing to very limited access areas. However, with the increased access kayak fishermen have to endure reduced stability than larger boats.

Southern Fishing News Sponsor Feature – Daiichi

Southern Fishing News is pleased to feature Daiichi, one of our quality sponsors. The Daiichi brand is a well known as the “World’s Sharpest Hook.”

Coming to North Alabama?

Stop by Westend Outdoors to stock-up before hitting Wheeler, Wilson and/or Pickwick.

Pierson wins Nation Championship

ByCraig Lamb


FLORENCE, Ala. — Randy Pierson’s scouting trip to Alabama’s Pickwick Lake paved the way to victory for the Californian at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.

Pierson, of Oakdale, Calif., encountered the best of worst-case scenarios during his October visit.

Asian Silver Carp: A Clear and Present Danger

Perhaps nothing has alarmed the fishing public as much as the Asian silver carp invasion of rivers and lakes in the U.S. There are primarily three reasons for this alarm.

One, no sure-fire method has been developed/deployed that will stop the silver carp from infiltrating connected lakes; Two, the non-native fish presents a boating hazard to occupants of a craft on the water; And three, the potential for decimating game fish in an infested body of water. This article attempts to shed a little more light on this “plague” and specific information regarding the silver carp invasion in north Alabama lakes, namely, Pickwick, Wilson, Wheeler, and Guntersville.

B.A.S.S. Nation – “The Road To The Classic Begins Here”

The road to having an opportunity to fish in the Bassmaster Classic begins with a B.A.S.S. Nation club. The B.A.S.S. Nation National Championship is being held November 8-10 on Pickwick Lake with a Classic berth up for grabs.