In 2018 a new professional bass tour was established. The Bass Pro Tour (BPT) under the Major League Fishing (MLF) group. In 2011, MLF was started by pro bass anglers, for bass anglers. The anglers along with the Outdoor Channel formed a partnership. The goal was to take professional bass fi…

May is a magical month in the world of bream anglers. Many will circle the full moon date on their calendars and prepare their tackle. Most anglers will opt for live bait when fishing for bream, bluegill and other sunfish. Traditionally crickets and redworms are at the top of the list.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — This week, 52 professional bass anglers suited up for the 49th Bassmaster Classic on the Tennessee River in Knoxville. The anglers are the top bass anglers in the world. Each angler earned their spot to compete on the world’s biggest stage for fishing.

With water spring-like weather in the forecast bass anglers will be itching for a fishing trip to the lake. Savvy anglers can narrow down their lure choices and spend more time catching fish and less time searching through their tackle bag.

Around 1920 biologists began banding various types of waterfowl. The small metal bands have not changed much over the years. A unique number is engraved on each band. The numbers are entered into a database maintained by the Bird Banding Laboratory in Maryland.

Deer season is in full swing across the state. Hunters will be taking to the fields and woods in search of a big buck and some venison for the freezer. With two sets of holidays approaching, deer hunters may venture out of state for additional hunting opportunities.

When he was 4 years old, Blake Gibbs, now 18, starting fishing with his dad. The pair would often fish around Neely Henry lake and some private ponds. Later, after moving to Piedmont they fish on Weiss Lake. Gibbs likes to fish for bass, crappie, catfish and carp.

Like most youth, Dave McWhorter, 70, of Anniston learned about the outdoors from his dad. McWhorter began hunting when he was 13 years old after his dad retired from the Navy. On a dove hunt, McWhorter was the “dove fetcher.”