News Stories & Fishing Articles

Check TVA lake levels on the go

Lake Levels – Is today a good day for boating, fishing, or swimming on your favorite TVA reservoir? Here’s where you can get all the data you need to plan your day on the water.

Another 2020 First—Wettest Ever

2020 sets 3rd straight year of record Tennessee Valley rainfall.

2020 is now officially the wettest year ever recorded in the Tennessee Valley.

Bassmaster Marshal Registration Opens In January For 2021 Elite Season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bass fishing enthusiasts who want to learn from the world’s best anglers while exploring legendary fisheries will be able to register as marshals for the 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series beginning January 5.

Bassmaster Marshal Registration Opens In January For 2021 Elite Season. Photo by B.A.S.S.

New SliderLines issue published

The Slider Lures’ new issue, Volume 8 Issue 3 of the SliderLines newsletter, has been published. You will be especially surprised with the feature article titled “Fresh Saltwater”

Asian Carp Advisory Commission Holds First Meeting

The Tennessee Asian Carp Advisory Commission was established in an executive order signed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in September to study and provide advice regarding the best methods for mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the state’s lakes and river systems.

The TWRA’s battle against Asian carp has been ongoing.

B.A.S.S. Announces 2021 Bassmaster Opens Schedule

Nine Events In Three Divisions

On Thursday, B.A.S.S. officials revealed the schedule for the 2021 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens trail with a later start date than usual and a change in format from the past three seasons.

2021 MLF Bass Pro Tour Schedule

 With MLF’s announcement of the 2021 MLF Bass Pro Tour schedule, the 80 anglers competing on MLF’s highest-level tournament circuit can begin to set their sights on a return to the big-fish sweepstakes that defined the COVID-shortened 2020 regular season.

Sams, Wiggins Win Bassmaster Team Championship, Earn Berths To Classic Fish-Off On Harris Chain

Wesley Sams and Jordan Wiggins caught the heaviest bag of the Bassmaster Team Championship on Thursday to earn a come-from-behind victory on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Wesley Sams and Jordan Wiggins, from the Alabama Bass Trail, have won the 2020 Bassmaster Team Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes with a two-day total of 39 pounds, 8 ounces.
Photo by Brenden Kanies/B.A.S.S.

B.A.S.S. Announces Long-Awaited 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule

After the shortest offseason break in the trail’s 16-year history, B.A.S.S. officials announced Thursday that the Bassmaster Elite Series will open its 2021 tournament slate Feb. 11-14 on the St. Johns River in Florida.

The Bassmaster Elite Series will open its nine-event 2021 season on Florida’s scenic St. Johns River.    Photo by James Overstreet/B.A.S.S.

Felix’s Fall Run Secures Bassmaster Rookie Of The Year Honors

A strong run through rescheduled tournaments gave Bassmaster Elite Series pro Austin Felix a shot at winning the Bassmaster Angler of the Year title, and although disappointed his fortunes fell short, the native of Eden Prairie, Minn., is proud to have accomplished his initial goal of winning Elite Series Rookie of the Year.

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Austin Felix of Eden Prairie, Minn., has won the 2020 Elite Series Rookie of the Year title.  Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.