News Stories & Fishing Articles


San Antonio, TX (April 8, 2020) — The 15th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is just six weeks away! The “Championship Week” preceding the biggest tournament of the season for collegiate anglers is one that you don’t want to miss — we celebrate collegiate anglers, their accomplishments, our Partners, and everyone else who supports collegiate bass fishing.

Our featured sponsor today is Strike King Lures.

If you fish you know the Strike King brand – the home of KVD! Browse the Strike King website. They got you covered top to bottom!

2021 Championship Set to Take Place at Lake Murray, SC

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 2, 2020) – The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is the longest-running collegiate bass fishing tournament in the history of the sport. Designed to give student anglers a platform to fellowship and compete on a national stage, the Association of Collegiate Anglers’ premier event has been held on some of the best bass fishing lakes in the country. For the 2021 edition of this great tournament, the Championship will be contested on Lake Murray in South Carolina May 26-27.


High School Anglers – Fish Strike King’s digital tournament

Hey high school anglers:
Your season isn’t lost, it’s just getting started! Sign up for the digital tournament today.

Note: After downloading the Hook’D App, practice submitting a fish catch in the “Hook’D Test Tournament.”

ACA Announces Online Tournament for College Anglers

SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 31, 2020) – Over the past few weeks, the amount of social media posts and traffic from the young student anglers is staggering. We are being sent fish catch pictures, tagged in posts, and receiving mentions daily as many of you are adhering to social distancing warnings and continuing to fish at the same time. The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) now wants to introduce the “ACA Online Tournament” for anglers to participate in as they go on their daily fishing adventures while social distancing.

Facebook Postings: An Unscientific Analysis

Ron McDonald
Publisher & Editor
Southern Fishing News


I have shared select Facebook News Feed posts from other pages and posted my original material for several years now, both on the “Ronnie Mac (Southern Fishing News)” page (classified as “personal”) and the business formatted “Southern Fishing News” Facebook page for years.

Waterkeepers Alabama Launches Website and Interactive Map

Alabama — Waterkeepers Alabama, a new coalition of Waterkeeper organizations protecting watersheds across Alabama, has launched its website.  The new website features an interactive map of 10 Waterkeepers’ patrol areas so that anyone can report pollution to the right Waterkeeper and support their clean water advocacy. 


New interactive map from Keep America Fishing 

Being outside is good for our health, reduces stress and can provide a family with fun activities for hours. 

With everyone at home…

Shoals Youth Bassmasters first club tourney of 2020

Richard Laxson, Director of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters (Northwest Alabama) has announced the club’s first tournament will be held on Wheeler Lake from the First Creek ramp.