News Stories & Fishing Articles

State Public Fishing Lakes Reopen in February 2020

February 1 marks the beginning of the fishing season for 22 of Alabama’s 23 State-owned Public Fishing Lakes. Located throughout the state, these lakes are noted for their quality fishing for bream, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie (in most lakes). Because these smaller lakes warm more quickly than larger bodies of water, early spring fishing can be excellent.

Texas Lunker Challenge registration open

Registration is now open for the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Texas Lunker Challenge.

Sponsor Feature-Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation

Join an Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation affiliated club, fish state qualifying events and get on the road to the BASSMASTER Classic!

New B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Tournament Trail

B.A.S.S. has announced a new Kayak Series, the Huk BASSMASTER B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series.

Alabama Bass Trail Expands in 2021

Decatur, Ala. (January 9, 2020) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) held a news conference today to unveil a new addition to its tackle box. The Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series will make its debut in January 2021 and will be held on three of the Alabama Bass Trail lakes. Attracting professionals and amateur anglers from across the United States, the new three tournament series features a $25,000 first-place prize and pays 20 places totaling $100,000.

Three BIG public hearings coming up in Alabama! Let your voice be heard!

Dear River Defender,

​The new year is starting off with a bang with three important public hearings for you to TAKE ACTION to #DefendRivers. We encourage you to attend these hearings and submit comments. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you have a public meeting in your area you would like to promote.

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Good selection of waterfront property from Neese Realty

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Slider Lures begins 50th Year with this issue of “SliderLines” newsletter

Charlie Brewer’s Slider Lures marks the start of the company’s 50th year of business in 2020-“Where Finesse Fishing Began”. This new issue of the company’s newsletter, “SliderLines”, Includes a look back at the beginning by Charlie Brewer, Jr. and an in-depth story on how Slider Lures was originated by Charlie Brewer, Sr. as “Crazy Head Lures”. Also in this issue are Charlie Brewer, Sr., “In His Own Words” tips about line selection when fishing for crappie and a look at the Spin Cast Reel GA1000 available from Slider.

Alabama State Record Freshwater Fish

Here is a comprehensive list of Alabama’s State Record Freshwater Fish-from Largemouth Bass to Warmouth.

Procedures for the “Certification of Alabama State Record Freshwater Fish” includes:

  • Fish must be caught in Alabama waters by legal means. 
  • Fish must be identified by a Fisheries Section biologist or other certified fisheries biologist. 
  • Fish must be weighed on certified scales. Weighing must be witnessed by two people. 
  • Application must be submitted on official application form
  • Application form must be notarized.