Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake Guntersville, Alabama

09/20/19 Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of
page) Both
largemouth and spotted bass, are being caught early and late in the day on
topwater lures and buzzbaits. Shallow running crankbaits and jerkbaits are also working early
mornings around cover. Plastic worms working during the day 8 to 15 foot deep along
dropoffs and around cover,.Bream and sunfish is good early and late in the day on popping
bugs, worms and crickets. Crappie fishing is slow. White bass are caught when schooling on
shallow running crankbaits and jerkbaits. Stripped bass are caught on shallow running large
crankbaits when schooling.

Description of the Lake:
Lake Guntersville is a 68,000-acre lake located on the Tennessee River, in the northeast
corner of Alabama. The lake ranges north to south, 75 miles from Nickajack Dam, to
Guntersville Dam, with over 950 miles of shoreline. Guntersville Lake, as it is called by the
locals, is know for its great bass fishing but many other species are also very plentiful. The
are several marinas and public boat ramps surrounding the lake. There are several parks,
plenty of campgrounds at or nearby the lake. The cities of both Guntersville, and Scottsboro,
are on the lake. Both milfoil and hydrilla exist in the lake, and are one of many things that
helps the lake have such a huge fish population.
Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
White Bass
Sauger
Walleye
Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish (Shellcrackers)
Black Crappie
White Crappie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is a good time for bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie
Summer:
This is a good time for largemouth bass and striped bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for bass, redear sunfish, and bluegill.
Winter:
Winter months are good for bass.

Lake Level: Guntersville

Weather: Guntersville

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers:

Crappie:




























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials

Crappie:
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
01/19/19 Bass fishing is great year-round including this time of the season.
They are generally found in the deeper water of channels and creeks as well as
both submerged and above water river ledges. Crappie are deep and slow to
take anything but can be caught.
02/19/19 The water has had a lot of stain lately due to lots of recent rainfall.
That helps the bass fishing. Dropping single spin spinnerbaits and jigs with
trailers is working good. Fish the upper river ledges or steep banks in the lower
lake. Deep diving crankbaits also work good.
03/29/19 Largemouth bass are being caught in good numbers and sizes. They
are very near to just starting to spawn stage. Shallow crankbaits, jerk baits and
swimming jigs are working for those holding near the spawning ground. Plastic
worms, crayfish, and lizards work good for those holding on or protecting the
beds. Crappie are being caught in the flats off their spawning areas on jigs with
trailers.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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