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    ADCNR: Celebration of bats continues at Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Bats are ubiquitous during the Halloween season, but these creatures deserve celebration year-round for their contribution to our sustainable food production. By eating insects by the billions, bats save U.S. agriculture as much as $3.7 billion per year in pest control....

    Orange Beach boat lands potential record blue marlin

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    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - When word got around that Orange Beach boat “Best Trait” was headed to Orange Beach Marina with a huge blue marlin on board, a crowd quickly gathered at the marina to watch the weigh-in. As the 55-foot Viking sportfishing vessel owned...

    10th annual Smith Lake Park Bass Fest set for Oct. 7

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 10th annual Smith Lake Park Bass Fest will take place this Saturday, Oct. 7. It will kick off at safe light, somewhere between 6:15-6:45 a.m., depending on factors like fog conditions, ensuring safety of all participants. Cullman County Parks and Recreation...

    Cullman’s Jordan Lee earns 3rd career MLF Bass Pro Tour win at General Tire Stage Six at Lake St. Clair Presented by John Deere Utility Vehicles

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    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (June 29, 2023) – Championship Thursday on Lake St. Clair started off with a bang, with Berkley pro Jordan Lee of Cullman, Alabama , taking advantage of the early morning bite to put together a  five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 4 ounces to earn his third Bass...

    Jordan Lee jumps to early lead at MLF General Tire Stage Six at Lake St. Clair Presented by John Deere Utility Vehicles

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    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (June 24, 2023) – Berkley pro Jordan Lee of Cullman, Alabama weighed in 12 scorable smallmouth bass, with his best five totaling 22 pounds, 8 ounces to grab the early lead for Group A after Day 1 of the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass...

    ADCNR: Free Fishing Day is June 10

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Saturday, June 10, 2023, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to enjoy the outstanding fishing Alabama has...

    Good Hope’s Arnold lands on 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Fifty-two of the most outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. The students were selected for the honor based on their success in...

    Wiggins coasts to victory on Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After moving into the lead on Day 2, Jordan Wiggins put it to ‘em on the final day of the Toyota Series Presented by Phoenix Boats Central Division event on Lewis Smith Lake for the win. Weighing 14 pounds, 8 ounces...

    MLF Toyota Series set for tournament at Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. (March 15, 2023) – The Major League Fishing (MLF) Toyota Series Presented by Phoenix Boats is set to visit Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman, Alabama, next week, March 21-23, for the second event of the season in the Toyota Series Central Division – the Toyota Series at...

    Delta bass fishing trip yields surprising state record for Dees

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - While most people were preparing to chow down on turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving, Keith Dees and his son, Huntley, were in a special place – the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Little did they know the result of their trip would be hauling...

    Wallace State anglers Bryar Chambers, Clent Blackwood win 2022 BoatUS Collegiate BASS Fishing Championship

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State anglers Bryar Chambers and Clent Blackwood have fished together as the college’s top duo for two seasons. The talented pair secured their first major championship on Friday.  Chambers and Blackwood are the 2022 BoatUS Collegiate BASS Fishing National Champions presented by BASS Pro...

    Alabama’s Jesse Wiggins wins MLF Bass Pro Tour Bass Boat Technologies Stage 4 on Lake of the Ozarks

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    OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (May 5, 2022) – All week long, Addison, Alabama, pro Jesse Wiggins said that when he closed his eyes, Lake of the Ozarks felt exactly like his home fishery – Lewis Smith Lake in North Alabama. That hometown “feel” was just what Wiggins needed...

    Jesse Wiggins wins Qualifying Round A at MLF Bass Pro Tour Bass Boat Technologies Stage 4 on Lake of the Ozarks Presented by Bass Cat

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    OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (May 2, 2022) – It was a dramatic finish on the SCORETRACKER® Monday afternoon, as several pros battled it out for the automatic berth to the Championship Round on Thursday. With less than five minutes left in the competition day, pro Jesse Wiggins of Addison, Alabama caught a...

    Jordan Lee cruises in knockout round at REDCREST 2022 on Grand Lake

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    TULSA, Okla. (March 26, 2022) – Berkley pro Jordan Lee of Cullman, Alabama, caught 11 scorable bass weighing 33 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Knockout Round (Group B) on Day 4 of the Major League Fishing (MLF) REDCREST 2022 presented by Costa Sunglasses,...

    Haynes & Thomas follow Herring for Bassmaster High School Series win on Smith Lake; Cullman’s Vest, Ward place 5th

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — When Will Haynes and Austin Thomas found the food, they found enough bass to catch a 13-pound, 8-ounce limit that delivered a narrow victory at the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Series at Lewis Smith Lake presented by Academy Sports +...

    Cullman’s Matt Lee cruises to win Group A qualifying round at MLF Bass Pro Tour Toyota Stage 6

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    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 7, 2021) – Cullman, Alabama pro Matt Lee only caught nine scorable bass Saturday totaling 27 pounds, 11 ounces, but after his astonishing Day 1 on Thursday, it turns out he could have taken the day off. Lee’s two-day total of...

    Cullman’s Matt Lee dominates opening day at MLF Bass Pro Tour Toyota Stage 6

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    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 2021) – Normally on the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour when an angler breaks the 100-pound mark in a single day of competition, it’s done with a large school or two of smallmouth bass. Thursday, at the Toyota...

    Kayak Championship angler Joe McElroy donates prize to child with rare disorder

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After finishing second at the 2021 Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series National Championship powered by TourneyX on Texas’ Possum Kingdom Lake, angler Joe McElroy from Cullman, Ala., announced he was donating his $5,000 winnings to help a fellow competitor’s young son...

    Cullman’s Wiggins wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lewis Smith Lake

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    JASPER, Ala. (May 4, 2021) – Boater Jordan Wiggins of Cullman, Alabama, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Lewis Smith Lake in Jasper, Alabama. Wiggins earned $5,839 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County. Top 10 Results 1st – Jordan...

    Recent storms, high water could play a role in Bassmaster Central Open at Lewis Smith Lake

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    JASPER, Ala. — The state of Alabama has endured severe storms and heavy rainfall during the past week, causing water levels to soar. With more severe weather and rain in the forecast ahead of the Basspro.com Bassmaster Central Open at Lewis Smith Lake April 1-3, anglers will...

    B.A.S.S. postpones day 1 of Bassmaster Elite at Pickwick Lake

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    FLORENCE, Ala. — B.A.S.S. officials made a decision to postpone the first day of competition at the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Pickwick Lake as increased current caused by severe weather and high sustained winds are making the fishery unsafe for boaters. The forecast is calling...

    John Cox claims victory at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit on Lewis Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala. (March 14, 2021) – After leading the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit presented by Bad Boy Mowers, Covercraft Stop 2 – Lewis Smith Lake for most of the event, it’s no surprise that Berkley pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, pulled out...

    Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit presented by Bad Boy Mowers Heads to Lewis Smith Lake

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  – Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament organization, heads to Cullman, Alabama, this week, March 11-14, for the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit presented by Bad Boy Mowers, Covercraft Stop 2 – Lewis Smith Lake . This is the second...

    Strawberry Festival is back, coming May 1

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    Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism touts active slate starting this week with archery and pro fishing tournaments    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s Strawberry Festival has been a community institution since its inception in 1939. The 2019 80th anniversary event saw record attendance numbers of more...

    Sams, Wiggins win Bassmaster Team Championship, earn berths to Classic Fish-Off on Harris Chain

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    LEESBURG, Fla. — Wesley Sams and Jordan Wiggins caught the heaviest bag of the Bassmaster Team Championship on Thursday to earn a come-from-behind victory on the Harris Chain of Lakes.  Sams and Wiggins, who hail from Cullman, Ala., and represent the Alabama Bass Trail, bagged a five-bass limit that weighed...

    How technology is making fishing more appealing to young anglers in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Fishing is a fun outdoor activity that is loved by many people in Cullman, Alabama. And with Cullman being home to some of the best fishing spots in Alabama, it’s no surprise why more people, both young and old, are taking up this hobby. However,...