News Stories & Fishing Articles

Tennessee Rivers Tackle – Born In the Heart of Bass Fishing

Tennessee Rivers Tackle, Swamper Bait, is the latest addition to the group of Southern Fishing News sponsors and is headquartered in Florence, Alabama on the banks of Pickwick Lake.

Kush Worm

Southern Fishing News Sponsor Feature – EGO Fishing

What started out as a small landing net company has now grown into the innovation leader in the fishing net and accessories category of the sport fishing industry.

B.A.S.S. Announces College, High School And Junior Schedules For 2022

The 2022 B.A.S.S. tournament schedule continues to take shape as organization officials announced today the slates for its College, High School and Junior Series.

The Bassmaster College, High School and Junior tournament trails offer young anglers an opportunity to compete on a range of fisheries during the 2022 season.  Photo by B.A.S.S.

2021 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship Will Be Crowned On Louisiana’s Ouachita River

More than 50 boats will compete in the 2021 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on the Ouachita River Nov. 3-5.

Live-Bait Fishing on Pickwick Yields Variety of Fish Species

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Wisps of fog danced slowly on the surface of the Tennessee River near Muscle Shoals as Brian Barton scanned a creek off the main river for the telltale signs of the bait we sought for a day of live-bait fishing on Pickwick Reservoir. Threadfin shad and gizzard shad were the targets as Barton and I looked for the bait flipping or tailing.

Wilson Dam. SFN photo

EGO Fishing joins Southern Fishing News

Southern Fishing News welcomes EGO Fishing to our family of sponsors.

Fourteen years ago EGO Fishing set out on a simple mission – to develop a better fishing landing net solution that addressed the many functional and performance problems that existed with the traditional products. What started out as a small landing net company has now grown into the innovation leader in the fishing net and accessories category of the sport fishing industry.

EGO Fishing 75015 S2 Kryptek Compact PVC

Tonic Eyewear Featured Sponsor

The TONIC Eyewear brand come from over 25 years of experience with anglers and fishing. Every polarized lens features the company’s custom filtration system called Crystalite Glass, creating an effect of supreme clarity, not available until now.

B.A.S.S. announces inaugural High School Combine to debut in October

B.A.S.S. officials announced today that 100 high school anglers will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of colleges during the inaugural Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Combine, which is set to debut October 15-17 on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala.

What Size Swimbait to Pick First

The swimbait is a lure type that has gone from trophy hunting bass anglers to something used for many different species, including walleye. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be fished all year long, making them some of the most versatile lures used today.

B.A.S.S. Nation 2022 Regional Championship Schedule Announced

The 2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series schedule features five opportunities for grass-roots anglers to battle some of the country’s best bass fisheries. Each regional championship will provide opportunities for everyday anglers to qualify for the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship and a shot at one of three berths in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.

The 2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series schedule features five regional championship events, beginning in February on Lake Havasu.
Photo by Brenden Kanies/B.A.S.S.