Ready to hit the water

Ready to hit the water

Just need to get one more rod in there.

Zero dark thirty

Zero dark thirty

If you were here now you would be late!

2013 Operation HOOAH team

Ready for crappie

Just need to follow Charlie Brewer around.

Class is in session

Class is in session

Our youth bass club Student Angler Series in action.

Shoals Youth Bassmasters

Shoals Youth Bassmasters

One of the first B.A.S.S. youth clubs in America.

The lure for the record

The lure for the record

The lure George W. Perry used to catch a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth out of Montgomery Lake, Ga., on June 2, 1932.

Legend Jimmy Houston giving and Ron McDonald

Just hangin' out

Legend Jimmy Houston giving Ron McDonald, SFN Editor, some tips.

Southern Fishing News first lady

Just all in a day's work

Southern Fishing News first lady, Martha McDonald, has a seven and a five-pounder caught three casts apart.

Miss Bailey looks for a little guidance

See any fish out there?

Miss Bailey looks for a little guidance on where to cast.

Worth the trip

Worth the trip

Part of fishing is getting to see stuff like this.

Little Mac

Don't anybody move

How many turtles can get on one log contest.

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Highway to…. Hellbender!

While conducting fish sampling in Cane Creek, a tributary to Great Falls Reservoir, TVA biologists found and collected a baby salamander known as a hellbender.

This was an extremely significant discovery for many reasons: hellbenders have not been detected in any streams flowing to the upper Caney Fork upstream of Great Falls Dam since 1991, despite numerous survey efforts.

Angler’s Aquatic Plant ID

Want to be a better fisherman? Learn smart, season-based strategies for fishing the “weeds.”

Across the country, they go by different names. Valley anglers often refer to them collectively as “weeds,” “grass,” or “moss.” Whatever you call them, aquatic plants are an integral part of the Tennessee River’s ecosystem, whether providing nutrients for the species at the bottom of the food chain or cover and ambush areas for largemouth bass.

TVA Reveals Secret Behind Vanishing Grass

TVA lakes are known for their aquatic weeds — a.k.a. grass — a real attraction for bass and those who are out to catch them. Thanks to winter’s rushing waters, the growth patterns have changed this year, leveling the playing field for amateurs and pros.

Slider Lures JUL AUG SEP newsletter published

The new issue of Slider Lures “SliderLines” has a lot to read about and see. Included in this issue are the regular columns of “a NOTE from Charlie” and “In his own words”. New lure colors and tags are introduced as well as a feature of the 2018 Couples American Crappie Trail champions and the Shoals Youth Bassmasters.

Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Now Open

Alabama is truly a beautiful and spectacular place! From the mountains of North Alabama through the Montgomery River Region to the coast and everywhere in between, the opportunities for award-winning photography are abundant. Outdoor Alabama would like to recognize the breathtaking images captured in Alabama.

Six Topwater Fishing Tips to Up Your Angling Game

Topwater fishing provides anglers a top-notch fishing adventure. With the lure perched on the water’s surface, anglers can watch their fish zero in on its target, lurch out of the water, and snatch the bait. Whether you’re a seasoned topwater pro or a beginner, these tips are sure to help you enjoy a heart-pounding adventure and kick off this year’s pursuit of the Georgia Bass Slam. Just make sure to grab your fishing license before heading to your favorite fishing hole.

ACA Releases First Bass Pro Shops School of the Year Update of the 2019-2020 Season

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is excited to announce the first standings for the 2019-2020 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Exactly one month ago, McKendree University was crowned the School of the Year for the 2018-2019 season. Fast forward to now and the next season is well underway.

Lew’s and Strike King New Product Showcase

Lew’s and Strike King have unveiled new products for 2020. The new product showcase includes the Lew’s Custom Lite SLP reel, Lew’s Inshore Speed Stick’s, Mach 2 rods, the Lew’s Mach Smash Combo, Mach Hatchpack, and HyperSpeed Bearing Lubricant. Strike King’s 2020 showcase boasts a number of new offerings as well. Included is the KVD 2.5 Wake Bait, Rage Ned Bug, a Tour Grade Ned Rig Head, Tour Grade Line, and the new S11 Clinch Sunglasses.

About Southern Fishing News

Southern Fishing News publishes bass fishing news articles, tackle tips, tournament info and angler photos to an established readership of dedicated, fishing enthusiasts.

Our center of publication and local coverage is the north Alabama region. Our online news carries on the tradition of Southern Fishing dating back to the late 1970's with the Southern Fishing Television Show, then the print publication Southern Fishing.

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