News Stories & Fishing Articles

Angler Wins Grand Prize For The 2023 Georgia Bass Slam

Anglers that succeed in earning a Georgia Bass Slam already have earned an accomplishment plus they get some fun rewards, but it’s even more exciting when you win the Grand Prize for the 2023 Bass Slam!

Jason McRae of Duluth, GA

Montevallo Moves To Number One

Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia

The Association of Collegiate Anglers announces the latest update to the standings for the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. This is college fishing’s only all-encompassing National Rankings system, and the race for this year’s title is just now past the halfway mark of the season. 

Keep Fish Lively & Releasable

EGO Fishing’s conservation-driven Tournament Weigh-In Bag is a leak-proof must-have.

 Tournament season is approaching. From club derbies to professional tournaments, anglers are already hitting the water to prefish.


College angler killed in boating accident

B.A.S.S. mourns death of WKU angler Johnathan Brian

Two boats were involved in an incident on January 25, 2024, resulting in the death of one boater and injuries to three other fishermen.

Got Fishin’ On My Mind!

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Carson-Newman Tops the First Rankings

Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia
University of North Alabama is ranked 2nd, and three-time defending title winner Montevallo drops to 3rd

The Association of Collegiate Anglers has updated the points standings for the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.


Lamb And Loberg Top ABT100 On Logan Martin in 14 Degrees and 17.52 Pounds

By Jason Duran

The first stop for the Alabama Bass Trail 100 was held at Logan Martin Lake and Lincoln’s Landing facing tough weather conditions. One hundred of the best teams in bass fishing were all competing for the first-place prize of $25,000 and a total payout of over $100,000 in this event.

The Eyes of A Bass Can Only Recognize Certain Colors


By Ron McDonald, Editor & Publisher Southern Fishing News

We have all heard the old story that a few lure colors are made to catch fishermen, not fish. This “phenomenon” applies primarily to hard plastic lures, soft plastic lures, and probability skirted jigs.

Highlighting the Big Bass and Large Limits from ACA 2023

2023 was a memorable year for college fishing. As the year draws to a close, the Association of Collegiate Angers takes a look back at some of the heaviest bags of fish to cross the scales along with some of the prize-winning big bass.