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More than 170 boats are taking part in the two-day Alabama Bass Trail Championship. Fishermen left Wind Creek State Park early Friday morning and will return starting at 3 p.m. for weigh-ins. The tournament finishes Saturday with the first place team taking home $50,000.

After seven long months, Central Alabama Community College Trojan Golfers finally returned to collegiate tournament play in late September at the Region Preview in Jasper. This group of Trojans earned a win to pick up where the defending National Junior College Athletics Association National…

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The Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department has set up a kickball league at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex to give locals a competitive and fun outlet.

Ferst Readers of Tallapoosa County hosted its second annual fishing tournament Saturday and had a big turnout. People from all over Alabama showed up to compete in the Fish for Ferst fundraiser that benefits children ages 0 to 5, helping them learn to read and build confidence in their abili…

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Lakewinds Golf Course hosted its annual City Invitational Tournament this weekend, crowning a champion for the overall tournament as well as the senior division.

The Dixie Sailing Club celebrated its annual Summer Work Party on Saturday. The day started with an overcast but the temperature gradually worked its way toward the mid-90s with a nice breeze that left some of the crew members wanting to “abandon ship” for some fun on the water.

The Dixie Sailing Club Youth Program has accepted two new donations to its fleet: a Capri 16.5 and a Thistle.

After running for three consecutive seasons on WBIH TV29, “DoeNation Outdoors” is moving to WNCF ABC 32 starting in July with a new day and time. Starting Saturday, July 4, the show will air at 11:30 a.m. and continue for 13 consecutive weeks.

Much like everything else, the coronavirus pandemic changed the game for the Alabama Student Anglers Bass Fishing Association. But unlike the AHSAA, which canceled its spring seasons and didn’t award any state championships, the ASABFA found a way to make it work.

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When Reeltown first started a bass fishing team, Cade Wood immediately knew he wanted to be a member. That was more than six years ago, and now he’s the first member of the Rebels fishing squad to ink a scholarship to fish at the next level.

If you know me, you know I am not too outdoorsy. Despite having grown up directly on Lake Martin in moderately rural Alabama, I am not a hunter or fisherman. I prefer my fish come pre-caught, pre-cleaned and pre-fried and I hunt deer with only my car — and then only accidentally.

Prime fishing is available year-round in the Alabama Black Belt and those who are wetting lines this summer are encouraged to enter their catch into the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) 2020 Best Fish Photo Contest for a chance to reel in the main prize.

The Alabama wild turkey season, which ended May 3, will likely have to include an asterisk in the record books for a variety of reasons.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s regulated alligator hunts at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 8.

With the close of another turkey season, Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association announced Jake Hornsby, 14, of Reeltown, was the winner of the Big Gobbler Photo Contest for 2020.

For several weeks, many locals have been without a place to even safely take a walk as the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex has been closed. But Monday, the decision was made to reopen at least partially.

Campers at Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults (ASCCA) Easterseals consider the getaway home away from home and this year will have to embrace those memories virtually as summer camps have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Because the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex is almost all open air, it seems like it would be a good place for small groups and families to get some fresh air in a safe place while still practicing social distancing.

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A new fishing tournament opens today and anyone can win. Crank for Bank, hosted by OGS Tournaments, will award a new truck, a new bass boat or a cash prize of $1,000 for each of 102 tagged bass caught by a registered angler between now and July 4, according to OGS co-owner Vivian Autry.

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has forced the closure of schools, businesses, events and any other nonessential gatherings of people across the world. For many people, being off work or out of school means an opportunity to go bass fishing. 

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With so many people looking for something to do but do safely during the coronavirus outbreak, local golf courses are taking extra precautions to provide an outlet for residents.

While Gov. Kay Ivey and Dr. Scott Harris, chair of the governor’s COVID-19 task force, work hard alongside other state, national and private enterprise leaders to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus and bring its spread to a conclusion, it is important people maintain the social di…

After fishing at FLW’s top pro-level circuit for 11 years and competing in his 76th career event, pro Jason Abram of Piney Flats, Tennessee, finally got it done. Abram earned his first career victory in a dramatic finale Saturday at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Martin after bring…

Jason Abram, of Piney Flats, Tennessee, caught five bass weighing 17 pounds, 10 ounces Thursday to take control of the leaderboard after the second day of the Fishing League Worldwide Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit on Lake Martin. Abram’s two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds gives him a…

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A field of bass fishing professionals from around the world began their four-day competition for a top award of up to $135,000 at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Martin on Wednesday in Alexander City.

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The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit event at Lake Martin has been shifted and will now begin competition today, according to a release from FLW on Tuesday. The event, which is hosted by the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce, was originally scheduled…

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Hunters in the Black Belt are justifiably proud of their dogs, those that work the fields and woods with them. With these great dogs in mind, the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is sponsoring another online photo contest — “Best Dogs of the Black Belt” — with the goal of putting th…

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With other areas of Alabama enjoying an economic boon in manufacturing and industry, one well-known area of the state has discovered its treasure lies in its fertile soil and natural resources.

Despite his partner being out sick, Benjamin Russell’s Jackson Kelly didn’t let that stop him last week on Lake Eufaula. He absolutely dominated the field, bagging six fish weighing in at 14.14 pounds to take the top spot in the Wildcats’ final fall tournament.

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For more than five years, Braden Jones has been hunting with Outdoor Friends Forever at Hardy Farms in Coosa County and for the past two years, Jones has been eying a particular buck. 

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Hunters and anglers visiting the 23 counties in the Alabama Black Belt had an economic impact of $1.1 billion on the region in 2018, according to a study by Southeast Research of Montgomery released at a press conference Wednesday.

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Benjamin Russell returned to the friendly confines of Lake Martin on Saturday in the third tournament of the Three River Throwdown, and the Wildcats used their home lake to their advantage. BRHS took four of the top-10 positions to dominate the competition and win the team title at this week…