Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake Guntersville, Alabama

03/29/19 Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of
page)
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.

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 For :
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.
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.