News Stories & Fishing Articles

Dream win for two Alabama high school seniors

May 12, 2018 will be a date two young high school anglers will never forget. Sam McNew and McKinley Prickett of the Alexandria High School Fishing Team won the Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation State High School Championship on Alabama’s Neely Henry Lake with a second, and last day, surge. The high school state champions brought a total weight of 30.10 lbs. to the scales for the two days of competition.

Justin Atkins to Speak at Championship Registration

FLORENCE, AL. (May 22, 2018) – Ranger Boats Pro and reigning Forrest Wood Cup Champion Justin Atkins is set to be the guest speaker for Wednesday’s angler and sponsor banquet night.  On May 23rd, more than 350 of the best collegiate anglers will gather in Florence, Alabama for registration and dinner leading up to the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. 

Fishing Superstars, Industry Pioneers To Be Inducted Into Bass Fishing Hall Of Fame

Six individuals who have helped make the black bass America’s most popular game fish have been selected for induction into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, the Hall’s board of directors announced today.

Show Off Your ‘Best Catch’ and You Could Be Fishing with Mark Zona

May 31 deadline to win fishing trip and three additional grand prizes

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 3, 2018 – If you’re an angler or know someone who is, the countdown begins now for a chance to win big. Showing off your “best catch” could get you an action-packed fishing trip with Mark Zona, former pro angler, co-host of the Bassmaster Elite Series, and host of “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show” on his favorite lake.

Southern Fishing News Listed In Top 30 Bass Fishing Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018

Ron McDonald, publisher and editor of Southern Fishing News, has announced his website and social media pages have been selected as one of the Top 30 Bass Fishing Blogs and Websites to follow in 2018.

3 Easy, No-Cost Ways to Be Safer on the Water

National Safe Boating Week is May 19–25

With the start of boating season and next week’s National Safe Boating Week, May 19–25, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has three tips to get boaters thinking about safety aboard any type of boat.

Strader wins at Kentucky lake

PARIS, Tenn. — The final day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia threw Wesley Strader the right pitch, and he knocked it out of the park.

Lake Guntersville with Lee brothers

Ranger pros Jordan and Matt Lee will lend an assist on the fabled frog fishery

The “Big G” in north Alabama will play host to the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year championship, but with an interesting a twist: Ranger pros Matt and Jordan Lee will be at the disposal of the finalists to offer hints and advice on topics ranging from dissecting the fishery itself, to pursuing a pro fishing career and procuring sponsors.

Movement in the Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia’s Top 3

Bethel University followed by Murray State University in 2nd, and Auburn University in 3rd

SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 9, 2018) – The latest Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Standings have been released and holding steady with a 564-point lead is Bethel University.

ACTION ALERT: Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule

Tell the EPA NOT To Weaken Coal Ash Standards by Monday, April 30!

The EPA is proposing to change the national Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule to weaken groundwater standards, monitoring and restrictions about where coal ash pits are located and they are proposing to allow coal ash lagoons to continue operating.