News Stories & Fishing Articles

Digital Tournament from Lew’s, Strike King a Fan Favorite Among High School Anglers

When the Lew’s and Strike King Digital High School Fishing Tournament was announced in March, little did anyone know how much it would be appreciated.  When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit the Country, the result was the cancellation of most school activities, and after school activities were chief among them.

Chance Encounter Leads Weidler To Bassmaster Elite Series Win At St. Clair

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. — August 23, 2020 – A random moment during practice led Bill Weidler to a most unexpected victory, as the Helena, Ala., angler amassed a four-day total of 86 pounds, 7 ounces to win the YETI Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair.

Lucas Outpaces Wheeler by 1 Ounce on Lake Erie, Claims FLW Super Tournament Trophy

By Joel Shangle – August 14, 2020

Two big-water smallmouth tournaments in a month, two championship trophies for Justin Lucas.

Powered by a limit of 19 pounds, 10 ounces of Lake Erie smallmouth, Lucas claimed the champion’s trophy and $160,000 payday Friday at the final FLW Pro Circuit Super Tournament of the season, out of Sandusky, Ohio.

Justin Lucas claimed the trophy and a $160,000 payday at the FLW Pro Circuit Super Tournament finale in Sandusky, Ohio. Photo by Cobi Pellerito

ADCNR Strengthens Safeguards Against Nonnative Species

Due to ecological, economic, and human health and safety concerns related to the potential impacts of nonnative animals, Alabama Administrative Code 220-2-.26 has been amended to prohibit any person, firm, association, or corporation from possessing, selling, offering for sale, importing, bringing, releasing, or causing to be brought or imported additional nonnative animals into the state of Alabama. The amended regulation is effective as of October 15, 2020.

ACA Announces Schedule for 2020-2021 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

The Association of Collegiate Anglers, in conjunction with the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, is pleased to announce the schedule for 2020-2021.

Unique Steddie Pole joins Southern Fishing News

Southern Fishing News, an Internet bass fishing news publisher, has announced Steddie Pole has joined that news source as a sponsor.

Limited 2020 Schedule Begins for Shoals Youth Bassmasters

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters took to the tournament waters of Wheeler Lake on August 1. The 2020 tournament schedule, normally six events, was reduced to three due to the Coronavirus pandemic and planned for later in the year.

2020 Alabama Fish Consumption Report Published

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has published the 2020 fish consumption report. Read the full report here.

Johnston Battles Rough Water To Win Bassmaster Elite At St. Lawrence River

His home waters were off-limits this week, but that didn’t stop Canadian standout Chris Johnston from winning the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River…

Chris Johnson takes win. Bassmaster photo

Alabama Bass Trail

Brown and Diggs take the win on Neely Henry

By Jason Duran
Photos by Chris Brown

 The fourth stop of the Alabama Bass Trail North Division July 25 at Neely Henry Lake was an exciting win for the team of Adam Brown and Greg Diggs. The team planned to fish skinny water and ended up winning by the skinniest of margins.