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  • 2017 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge Won by University of North Alabama

    2017 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge Won by University of North Alabama

    Collegiate anglers take home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge FLIPPIN, Ark – Sloan Pennington and Hunter McCarty, collegiate anglers from the University of North Alabama, won the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge in a winner-take-all, made-for-TV event on Texas' Lake Fairfield. The tournament, which utilized a rules format where all legal fish are weighed and released from the boat, pitted the North Alabama anglers against a team from Kansas State University.

  • Economic Impact Numbers for Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series

    Economic Impact Numbers for Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series

    In 2014, the Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) embarked on a new venture designed to attract amateur anglers from across the southeastern United States to fish the waters of Alabama. The Tournament Series, in three short years, has exceeded expectations, creating a significant economic impact on host cities and the state of Alabama. The Alabama Bass Trail is pleased to announce the 2017 Tournament Series generated an estimated economic impact on the Alabama economy of $3,113,066.04.

  • ALABAMA ROOKIE JUSTIN ATKINS LEADS FORREST WOOD CUP DAY ONE

    ALABAMA ROOKIE JUSTIN ATKINS LEADS FORREST WOOD CUP DAY ONE

    The world’s best bass anglers convened on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday to kick off the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing. The three-day event, which awards a $300,000 top prize to the victor, featured a full field of 53 anglers competing today and Saturday before being cut to the final 10 on championship Sunday.

  • Alabama Duo Wins Bassmaster Junior Championship In Tennessee

    Alabama Duo Wins Bassmaster Junior Championship In Tennessee

    Miller Dowling (right) and Chandlar Hollingsworth of American Christian Academy out of Alabama win the Bassmaster Junior Championship on Carroll County 1,000 Acre Recreational Lake with a two-day total weight of 25 pounds, 12 ounces.

  • ONEONTA High School Wins FLW High School Fishing Alabama Open

    ONEONTA High School Wins FLW High School Fishing Alabama Open

    The Oneonta High School duo of Laine Cooley of Oneonta, Alabama, and Noah Coleman of Pinson, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds even to win the 2017 FLW High School Fishing Alabama Open tournament on Logan Martin Lake. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.

  • Alabama Bass Trail Signs Two Year Extension with Fox Sports Southeast

    Alabama Bass Trail Signs Two Year Extension with Fox Sports Southeast

    Decatur, Ala. – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) has signed a two year extension with Fox Sports Southeast (FSS) to continue airing the ABT Tournament Series on network television in 2017 and 2018. Eleven episodes and 72 re-airs will be televised on Sunday mornings.

  • University of Alabama Bass Team Wins 2016 Cabela's School of Year

    University of Alabama Bass Team Wins 2016 Cabela's School of Year

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - The University of Alabama has won the 2016 Cabela's School of the Year title. Widely regarded as the hardest and most sought after college fishing title in the nation, this is the first time that the University of Alabama has earned this prestigious award.

  • Alabama On Top in Collegiate School of the Year Race

    Alabama On Top in Collegiate School of the Year Race

    With the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's in the books, it is the University of Alabama that continues to lead the Cabela's School of the Year race. The University of Alabama team now has a commanding 58 point lead over the two time defending champions, the University of North Alabama, and a 72 point lead over the third place team of Mississippi State University.

  • Alabama: Free Fishing Day June 11

    Alabama: Free Fishing Day June 11

    On Saturday, June 11, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 4-12. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a fishing license for a day in both salt and fresh waters.

  • Plans to Open International Bass Fishing Center in Cullman, ALA. CANCELED

    Plans to Open International Bass Fishing Center in Cullman, ALA. CANCELED

    When Cullman, Ala. was selected in 2013 as the host site for the International Bass Fishing Center and home of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, that started the work by the Hall's volunteer Board of Directors to raise up to $10 million for its share of the project. After three years of efforts to raise the necessary capital, the Board has reached its self-imposed deadline and has stepped away from the Cullman partnership.

  • Tackle How-To: A Rig 101 #LTB

    Tackle How-To: A Rig 101 #LTB

    In this Lucky Tackle Box Video, we'll be taking you to school in A-Rig 101. Learn how to use an Alabama Rig with Reaction Strike's 4" Thin Shad found in the March Bass Lucky Tackle Box.

  • Umbrella Rigs in AZ: Arizona Revised Statutes 17-101 A1

    Umbrella Rigs in AZ: Arizona Revised Statutes 17-101 A1

    Alabama rigs with more than two lures would not be legal for angling in Arizona. Such a “rig” would be legal if it had no more than two lures.

  • Alabama's Only Trout Fishery Stocked with 3500 Rainbows

    Alabama's Only Trout Fishery Stocked with 3500 Rainbows

    Some 3,500 rainbow trout from the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery were released in the Sipsey Branch below Lewis Smith Dam in mid-November according to Doug Darr, Aquatic Education Coordinator for the state, and these fish have now spread out over several miles of the upper river to provide good action.

  • Reef Plan to Benefit Alabama Marine Environment

    Reef Plan to Benefit Alabama Marine Environment

    A brainstorming session involving the Alabama Marine Resources Division, Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) and the Alabama Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) resulted in significant implications for those who love to fish in Alabama's saltwater environment.

  • Alabama Bass Trail Events to be Televised in 2016

    Alabama Bass Trail Events to be Televised in 2016

    The Alabama Bass Trail will appear on network television next year when its Tournament Series airs on Fox Sports Southeast. Thirteen episodes and 65 re-airs will be televised on Sunday mornings.

  • Alabama Bass Trail Tournaments to be Televised in 2016

    Alabama Bass Trail Tournaments to be Televised in 2016

    Decatur, Ala - The Alabama Bass Trail will appear on network television next year when its Tournament Series airs on Fox Sports Southeast. Thirteen episodes and 65 re-airs will be televised on Sunday mornings.

  • University of Alabama Anglers Win Ranger Cup University Fish-Off

    University of Alabama Anglers Win Ranger Cup University Fish-Off

    John Davis and Payton McGinnis, collegiate anglers from the University of Alabama, won the Ranger Cup University Fish-Off with 12 keeper fish weighing more than 37 pounds in a winner-take-all, made-for-TV event on Florida's famed Bienville Plantation.

  • Alabama State-Fish Art Contest Winners Recognized at National Expo

    Alabama State-Fish Art Contest Winners Recognized at National Expo

    Recently, students from Alabama were nationally recognized for their artistic ability at illustrating an officially designated state-fish. First place winners in the annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest, including four from Alabama, were celebrated during the organization's annual awards ceremony and expo held in Hot Springs, Ark., on August 21-22.

  • Monster Spotted Bass

    Monster Spotted Bass

    Owner of ABT Lures, Allen Borden, catches a huge spotted bass on the ABT Multi-Rig

  • Huntsville to Host 2016 Forrest Wood Cup

    Huntsville to Host 2016 Forrest Wood Cup

    FLW and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced Saturday that Huntsville, Alabama, will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake. This event marks the first time that the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport’s richest prize, has visited Wheeler Lake.