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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AirBAITS Southern Fishing News’ newest sponsor

Southern Fishing News is pleased to feature AirBAITS, another one of our quality sponsors. The AirBAIT line of lures is made with a patented MC Technology process that makes the lures very buoyant.

2019 Shoals Youth Bassmasters Tournament Schedule Released

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters has released the youth club’s tournament schedule for the 2019 season. The club’s season kicks off May 18 out of the First Creek ramp on Wheeler Lake. The schedule for 2019 consists of six tournaments fished on Wheeler, Wilson and Pickwick Lakes.

College Anglers:Registration Opens for 14th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

PICKWICK LAKE, Ala., April 4, 2019 – In 2006, the first national college angling tournament, the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, drew more than 40 teams to Lake Lewisville, Texas. Now over 200 coed college teams are expected to participate in the 14th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, held at Pickwick Lake, Alabama, May 23-24. Anglers will compete for a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, as well as major points for the most prestigious title in all of college fishing.

King Kat Tournament Trail

Carl Morris Jr. left, and Rob Parsons struggle to hold the 114.96-pound blue catfish caught on Wheeler Lake.

AirBaits Tackle signs on as a Southern Fishing News sponsor

Southern Fishing News has announced AirBAIT Tackle has joined the team of quality sponsors.

AirBaits Tackle is a plastic lure manufacturer based in Indianapolis, IN. The company presently produces a line of six suspending baits- AirRig; AirBait, AirWorm, AirBubbler, GameChanger, and the AirCraw.

Show Support For Conservation With Your Boat Registration

Boat owners can now help support conservation efforts in Alabama when renewing their boat registration. First made available in 2018, the purchase of a distinctive registration identification sticker for their vessels provides boaters the opportunity to help financially support certain college and university programs as well as state parks, the Forever Wild program, and freshwater fisheries conservation in Alabama.

Spring water hazards can result in a catastrophic event

Think about running down the lake to a great springtime fishing location when all of a sudden all hell breaks loose! Your big outboard engine is now on your back deck and running wildly. Your fishing buddy has already taken a hit from the lower unit and you have been slammed into the steering wheel and console.

Sound impossible? Think again. This catastrophic situation actually happened on Wheeler Lake in North Alabama.

Southern Fishing News adds Facebook posts to website

Ron McDonald, Editor, and Publisher, has announced that recent posts to the Southern Fishing News Facebook page are now available, and linked, directly on the site.


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