News Stories & Fishing Articles

Angler’s Aquatic Plant ID

Want to be a better fisherman? Learn smart, season-based strategies for fishing the “weeds.”

Across the country, they go by different names. Valley anglers often refer to them collectively as “weeds,” “grass,” or “moss.” Whatever you call them, aquatic plants are an integral part of the Tennessee River’s ecosystem, whether providing nutrients for the species at the bottom of the food chain or cover and ambush areas for largemouth bass.

TVA Reveals Secret Behind Vanishing Grass

TVA lakes are known for their aquatic weeds — a.k.a. grass — a real attraction for bass and those who are out to catch them. Thanks to winter’s rushing waters, the growth patterns have changed this year, leveling the playing field for amateurs and pros.

Slider Lures JUL AUG SEP newsletter published

The new issue of Slider Lures “SliderLines” has a lot to read about and see. Included in this issue are the regular columns of “a NOTE from Charlie” and “In his own words”. New lure colors and tags are introduced as well as a feature of the 2018 Couples American Crappie Trail champions and the Shoals Youth Bassmasters.

Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Now Open

Alabama is truly a beautiful and spectacular place! From the mountains of North Alabama through the Montgomery River Region to the coast and everywhere in between, the opportunities for award-winning photography are abundant. Outdoor Alabama would like to recognize the breathtaking images captured in Alabama.

Six Topwater Fishing Tips to Up Your Angling Game

Topwater fishing provides anglers a top-notch fishing adventure. With the lure perched on the water’s surface, anglers can watch their fish zero in on its target, lurch out of the water, and snatch the bait. Whether you’re a seasoned topwater pro or a beginner, these tips are sure to help you enjoy a heart-pounding adventure and kick off this year’s pursuit of the Georgia Bass Slam. Just make sure to grab your fishing license before heading to your favorite fishing hole.

ACA Releases First Bass Pro Shops School of the Year Update of the 2019-2020 Season

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is excited to announce the first standings for the 2019-2020 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Exactly one month ago, McKendree University was crowned the School of the Year for the 2018-2019 season. Fast forward to now and the next season is well underway.

Lew’s and Strike King New Product Showcase

Lew’s and Strike King have unveiled new products for 2020. The new product showcase includes the Lew’s Custom Lite SLP reel, Lew’s Inshore Speed Stick’s, Mach 2 rods, the Lew’s Mach Smash Combo, Mach Hatchpack, and HyperSpeed Bearing Lubricant. Strike King’s 2020 showcase boasts a number of new offerings as well. Included is the KVD 2.5 Wake Bait, Rage Ned Bug, a Tour Grade Ned Rig Head, Tour Grade Line, and the new S11 Clinch Sunglasses.

Attend the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at Lake Guntersville


Wilson Lake bass cooperate with Shoals Youth Bassmasters

Fifty-five young anglers of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters (SYBM) lined-up at Fleet Harbor ramp on Wilson Lake in North Alabama ready to compete for trophies in the three club age divisions.

New Interactive Maps of Groundwater Pollution

 Alabama Power and Power South Coal Ash Pits

Last week, Alabama River Alliance joined partners Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Coosa Riverkeeper, and Mobile Baykeeper, to release new interactive maps highlighting groundwater pollution reported by Alabama Power and Power South at coal ash pits throughout the state.

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