Lake Guntersville Fishing

Lake Guntersville Fishing

Lake Guntersville, feed by the Tennessee River and many creeks, is Alabama's largest lake at 69,100 acres. It is 75 miles (121 km) long, running from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. With over 949 miles of shoreline, it is best known for excellent Largemouth Bass fishing, but also contains Black Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, and several species of bream and catfish.

No one can argue that Lake Guntersville is consistently one of the best bass fishing lakes in the country. Every year, it produces many Largemouth Bass exceeding 10 pounds and countless ones in the 3 to 7 pound range. The official lake Largemouth Bass record is a 14.50 pound hog caught on Feb. 21, 1990. The lake record SmallmouthBass is a 5.85 pounder that was caught near the dam in 2010. The lake also holds many Spotted Bass up to 5 pounds.

Some of the best bass fishing on Lake Guntersville can be found in the creeks, such as North and South Sauty, Siebold Creek, Brown’s Creek and Town Creek. With numerous bridges around the lake, working funnel areas can also be productive. There are also many grass flats with small ledges that produce bass most of the year.

Lake Guntersville Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 7 - 11 AM on Monday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Lake Guntersville, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Largemouth Bass - 100% Catch Rate
    Largemouth Bass

  2. Recommedations above based on 12 local reports and 1 species of fish for January in Lake Guntersville.

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Top Lake Guntersville Fishing Charters & Guides

Guntersville Bass Guides
Jim is the owner of Guntersville Bass Guides. Jim is a highly skilled fisherman that uses his tournament knowledge of the lake to put his customers on bass of a lifetime.

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Top Lake Guntersville Bait & Tackle Stores

Guntersville Tackle and Outdoors
We have all your fishing needs. Live bait of all kinds. Open 7 days a week. American owned and operated.

Paul's Bait & Tackle
Tackle shop and gas station.

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Top Lake Guntersville Marinas

Alred Marina
Alred Marina and Marine Service of Guntersville is the only FULL-SERVICE marina on Lake Guntersville-Tennessee River in North Alabama. up to 70 ft slips

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Lake Guntersville Fishing Map


Latest Fishing Spots

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Blind
Lily Pads
Lily Pads
Submerged Bridge
Submerged Bridge

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Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent Moon

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