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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.



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 19.72% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 14 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Lake Guntersville Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  3. Bluegill

  4. Bluegill

    There is a 11.27% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 8 Bluegill counted.

    Lake Guntersville Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  5. Green Sunfish

  6. Green Sunfish

    There is a 11.27% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 8 Green Sunfish counted.

    Lake Guntersville Green Sunfish Counts Chart
    Green

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  7. Black Crappie

  8. Black Crappie

    There is a 7.04% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 5 Black Crappie counted.

    Lake Guntersville Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  9. Spotted Bass

  10. Spotted Bass

    There is a 7.04% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 5 Spotted Bass counted.

    Lake Guntersville Spotted Bass Counts Chart
    Spotted

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  11. White Crappie

  12. White Crappie

    There is a 7.04% catch rate for White Crappie, based on 5 White Crappie counted.

    Lake Guntersville White Crappie Counts Chart
    White

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  13. Smallmouth Bass

  14. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 5.63% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 4 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Lake Guntersville Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

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  15. Gizzard Shad

  16. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 4.23% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 3 Gizzard Shad counted.

    Lake Guntersville Gizzard Shad Counts Chart
    Gizzard

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  17. Sauger

  18. Sauger

    There is a 4.23% catch rate for Sauger, based on 3 Sauger counted.

    Lake Guntersville Sauger Counts Chart
    Sauger

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  19. Blue Catfish

  20. Blue Catfish

    There is a 2.82% catch rate for Blue Catfish, based on 2 Blue Catfish counted.

    Lake Guntersville Blue Catfish Counts Chart
    Blue

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Recommendations above based on 19 species of fish and 71 fish counted for April around Lake Guntersville.

To date, there are 31 species of fish and a total of 1674 fish counted for Lake Guntersville and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (171 years).

Last Update: 4/18/2024 2:12:35 PM

*** 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.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Guntersville are the following:

  1. Sauty Bridge
    Lots of riprap on both sides of this bridge


  2. Gunters Reef
    Structure that holds largemouth bass


  3. Cotaco Creek Ramp
    Cotaco Creek Ramp


  4. Lily Pads
    Jumping lily pads with frogs for bass here.


  5. Submerged Bridge
    Submerged Bridge


  6. Gross Hollow
    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. Kellers Spot
    Good bass fishing in timber.


  8. Blind
    Blind


  9. The Narrows
    The Narrows


  10. WLR022
    WLR022


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Latest Lake Guntersville Fishing Reports

  • LAKE GUNTERSVILLE APRIL 15th 2024
    As we find ourselves in the throes of mid-April it’s evident that Mother Nature is sending us mixed signals. The sudden onset of fierce winds paired with unpredictable fronts


  • Neely Henry bass fishing report
    Wow!!! I am thrilled to see my home lake is producing as good as it has in decades. 10th place in the local weekend tournament was 18 pounds. I had a guide trip today on Nee


  • April 9th Guntersville bass fishing report
    Fish are in all 3 phases at the moment. There is a group of prespawners staging outside the bays and coves. There is a group up around the beds and a group of post spawn fis


  • MADNESS OF MARCH WEEK 4
    It seems the Big G took my previous comments to heart as it put on a dazzling display for our clients offering up an impressive selection of bass including some sizeable spec


  • MADNESS OF MARCH WEEK 3
    How About Them Winds! Indeed the winds have been particularly fierce with gusts that seem to cut right through you. The cold fronts turned out to be a tad more powerful than


  • MADNESS OF MARCH WEEK 2
    Lake Guntersville has witnessed a whirlwind of seasonal changes since our last fishing report. Amidst the dance of the elements Mother Nature seems to be playing a strategic


  • MADNESS OF MARCH WEEK 1 2024
    Exciting Times at Lake Guntersville with the Arrival of Big Bass The recent days at Lake Guntersville have been nothing but exciting especially for those who take pleasure in


  • Guntersville March 4th
    The Madness Of March is upon us marking a pinnacle moment for anglers everywhere. As the season shifts so does the behavior of the fish particularly the coveted big females.


  • March 1st Guntersville bass fishing report
    The big ones are biting. If you want to catch a big fish March is the time to do it. Most of the fish remain prespawn at the moment and they are feeding up for the spawn. I


  • Guntersville Fishing 2-26-24
    Guntersville Poised for Spectacular Fish Spawn – Ideal Conditions on the Horizon Anglers and nature enthusiasts alike have every reason to anticipate a thriving and robust sp


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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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