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. 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.

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

  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. Longear Sunfish

  2. Longear Sunfish

    There is a 20.2% catch rate for Longear Sunfish, based on 20 Longear Sunfish counted.

  3. Green Sunfish

  4. Green Sunfish

    There is a 19.19% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 19 Green Sunfish counted.

  5. Bluegill

  6. Bluegill

    There is a 18.18% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 18 Bluegill counted.

  7. Largemouth Bass

  8. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 13.13% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 13 Largemouth Bass counted.

  9. Redbreast Sunfish

  10. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 7.07% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 7 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

  11. Spotted Bass

  12. Spotted Bass

    There is a 6.06% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 6 Spotted Bass counted.

  13. Warmouth

  14. Warmouth

    There is a 4.04% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 4 Warmouth counted.

  15. Channel Catfish

  16. Channel Catfish

    There is a 3.03% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 3 Channel Catfish counted.

  17. Smallmouth Bass

  18. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 3.03% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 3 Smallmouth Bass counted.

  19. Redear Sunfish

  20. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 2.02% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 2 Redear Sunfish counted.

Recommedations above based on 13 species of fish and 99 fish counted for September around Lake Guntersville.

To date, there are 30 species of fish and a total of 1556 fish counted for Lake Guntersville and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (169 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 4:53:29 AM

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.

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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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Shane Ellis Fishing Service
    Visit our website to find out more 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 in Boaz

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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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