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Lake Guntersville Fishing

Lake Guntersville Fishing

Lake Guntersville, fed 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 Smallmouth Bass 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.



Top Lake Guntersville Fishing Spots

  1. Sauty Bridge
    3/3/2015 11:32:03 PM - Lots of riprap on both sides of this bridge


  2. Gunters Reef
    2/28/2015 1:58:56 AM - Structure that holds largemouth bass


  3. Cotaco Creek Ramp
    3/31/2017 1:18:33 PM - Cotaco Creek Ramp


  4. Lily Pads
    2/12/2018 10:59:22 PM - Lily Pads


  5. Submerged Bridge
    2/12/2018 10:55:41 PM - Submerged Bridge


  6. Gross Hollow
    2/27/2015 9:30:36 PM - Lots of nice riprap to work here. Usually some grass on the other side. Also, make sure to hit the boat docks along the outside.


  7. Blind
    2/12/2018 11:07:05 PM - Blind


  8. Kellers Spot
    1/27/2017 11:11:01 PM - Good bass fishing in timber.


  9. WLR022
    3/31/2017 1:16:10 PM - WLR022


  10. The Narrows
    8/28/2017 12:28:35 AM - The Narrows



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Lake Guntersville Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Guntersville, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Largemouth Bass

  2. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 25.93% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 7 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Lake Guntersville Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

    ENLARGE LAKE GUNTERSVILLE LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


  3. Smallmouth Bass

  4. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 11.11% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 3 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Lake Guntersville Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

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  5. Spotted Bass

  6. Spotted Bass

    There is a 11.11% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 3 Spotted Bass counted.

    Lake Guntersville Spotted Bass Counts Chart
    Spotted

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  7. White Crappie

  8. White Crappie

    There is a 11.11% catch rate for White Crappie, based on 3 White Crappie counted.

    Lake Guntersville White Crappie Counts Chart
    White

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  9. Yellow Perch

  10. Yellow Perch

    There is a 11.11% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 3 Yellow Perch counted.

    Lake Guntersville Yellow Perch Counts Chart
    Yellow

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  11. Common Carp

  12. Common Carp

    There is a 7.41% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 2 Common Carp counted.

    Lake Guntersville Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

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  13. Black Crappie

  14. Black Crappie

    There is a 3.7% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1 Black Crappie counted.

    Lake Guntersville Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  15. Blue Catfish

  16. Blue Catfish

    There is a 3.7% catch rate for Blue Catfish, based on 1 Blue Catfish counted.

    Lake Guntersville Blue Catfish Counts Chart
    Blue

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  17. Channel Catfish

  18. Channel Catfish

    There is a 3.7% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 1 Channel Catfish counted.

    Lake Guntersville Channel Catfish Counts Chart
    Channel

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  19. Longear Sunfish

  20. Longear Sunfish

    There is a 3.7% catch rate for Longear Sunfish, based on 1 Longear Sunfish counted.

    Lake Guntersville Longear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Longear

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Recommendations above based on 12 species of fish and 27 fish counted for February around Lake Guntersville.

To date, there are 32 species of fish and a total of 1520 fish counted for Lake Guntersville and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (170 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:11:13 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full Lake Guntersville Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Lake Guntersville Fishing Reports

  • February 3rd Guntersville fishing report.
    2/3/2023 2:26:44 PM - Tournament season is upon us and it's setting up to be a slugfest this year on guntersville. If you need help understanding this vast and complex fishery for your next t


  • January 28th Guntersville bass fishing report.
    1/28/2023 11:22:37 PM - 2023 is looking like it's going to be a phenomenal year at guntersville. There is an abnormally large group of fish in the lake over 5 pounds. On some of my best places


  • SPECIAL BLUE LOGO GEAR
    1/28/2023 10:03:47 AM - We are doing one more run of the new Blue logo Hoodie Ball Cap & Beanie Gear. They Take about 10 days from the day we stop taking orders since they are special order only. Ord


  • Boyd Beats Best Bass
    1/26/2023 3:33:15 PM - Boyd Haynes Knoxville TN Catches His Personal Best Bass On Lake Guntersville. Boyd a longtime client of Guntersville Bass Guides (9 years) caught his personal best bass the mo


  • January 22nd Guntersville crappie fishing report
    1/22/2023 2:44:18 AM - The crappie are moving into their prespawn phase at the moment. Limits of crappie are being caught near the bridges which create a natural current break and feeding opportun


  • January 14th Guntersville fishing report
    1/14/2023 11:33:15 AM - This is the year we have been waiting on. Guntersville has been full of 3-5 pounders the last couple of years but early 2023 fish catches are suggesting we have an abnormall


  • January 7th Guntersville fishing report.
    1/7/2023 10:29:11 AM - Current is the key to excellent fishing on the tennesee river and we have plenty of it right now. As the week has progressed the fishing has gotten more consistent and the c


  • New Year’s Day guntersville fishing report
    1/1/2023 4:17:48 PM - Wow!!! If this is an indication of what to expect in 2023 guntersville is going to be spectacular. It was 72 degrees and we caught them on every stop. A short 5 hour trip yi


  • Christmas Eve Guntersville fishing report
    12/24/2022 9:24:39 AM - Wow!!! What a year it has been. We have averaged over 30 bass landed per day in 2022 compared to 18 a day in 2017. That illustrates how guntersville is improving by leaps an


  • December 15th Guntersville fishing report
    12/15/2022 10:42:20 AM - Rain.Rain.Rain. It has been a wet December so far which is the best thing that could have happened for the fishing at guntersville. Tva is generating 79,000 cubic feet per s


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Top Lake Guntersville Bait & Tackle Stores

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

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

  3. Lake Shore Tackle Co
    Lake Shore Tackle Co., in Guntersville, AL, is the area's leading bait and tackle store serving Guntersville, Scottsboro, Huntsville and surrounding areas. We carry rods, reels, lures, live bait, minnows, worms, crickets, coffee, drinks, snacks,

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Top Lake Guntersville Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Shane Ellis Fishing Service
    Visit our website to find out more https://www.shaneellisfishing.com Call Today for a Guide tour of Guntersville Lakes Bass! 256-744-5185 Shane grew up in Gadsden Alabama and has been married to his wife Gala for over 24 years. They live i

  2. 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.

  3. Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
    Bass Fishing Guide Service on Lake Guntersville Alabama we have 4,6 and 8 hr bass fishing guide trips 12 months a year 7 days a week! Guntersville Bass Guides, bass fishing, Scottsboro alabama bass fishing, monster bass on lake guntersville

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Top Lake Guntersville Marinas

  1. 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

  2. Sunrise Marina
    Sunrise is the closest marina to Huntsville on Guntersville Lake

  3. Guntersville Marina
    Guntersville Marina offers wet slips ranging from 30' to 80'. Dry storage, transient slips, fuel, diesel and private showers and restrooms.

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