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      An impoundment of the Tennessee River, Guntersville Lake is known for its abundance of largemouth bass, striped bass, black crappie and catfish.

Lake Guntersville, Alabama's largest lake, is known as one of the best fishing lakes in the Southeast. This scenic lake in the foothills of the Appalachians stretches for 75 miles through northern Alabama between Nickajack Dam and Guntersville Dam on the Tennessee River. The water level on the lake is very stable, seldom varying more than two feet in depth, as the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) requires a set depth for the channel. The lake regularly draws anglers from all over Alabama, as well as from Georgia and Tennessee.

A number of free public boat ramps and private marinas provide anglers with plenty of easy access to the lake. Many fishermen target the lake's largemouth bass, although fishing for bream, catfish, and crappie is also popular. Bream fishing is excellent during late spring and early summer, and crappie fishing is good during the spring and fall. Some very large catfish have been taken from the lake, some weighing over 80 pounds. Milfoil and hydrilla weed beds create excellent habitats for the lake's bass. Although there are some smallmouth, striped and spotted bass in the lake, largemouth bass are the dominate species in Lake Guntersville.

Bass fishing tournaments are held year round at Lake Guntersville. These range from small club events to regional and national tournaments. The fishing in Lake Guntersville improves as the water temperature cools in the fall. The fish will begin to more actively feed before winter's cold weather sets in. Fall is a transition time when the bass can be found at different depths, but are often evident in the shallows and the weed beds.

With more than 900 miles of shoreline and a beautiful mountain view, Lake Guntersville offers plenty of coves and quiet areas for fishing. Whether out on your own or utilizing the services of an expert guide, fishing on Lake Guntersville can be a relaxing and rewarding experience.

Nova Sisk is the director of sales for Hampton Inn $ Suites Scottsboro Alabama hotel. The Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsboro hotel in Alabama is located in the mountain/lakes region of northern Alabama surrounded by majestic mountains and rich valleys, located minutes from Lake Guntersville.

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New baits to lure fish and fishermen alike
Sacramento Bee
He cast a prototype of this medium-diving crankbait along the riprap at Lake Guntersville in Alabama and the bass liked it. He and designers at Livingston worked on refinements, including new technology to mimic the sound of baitfish, and came up with ...

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Fishing remains great on Lake Guntersville
Sand Mountain Reporter
My fishing report is second-hand, as I spent some time off the water last week. With many of my guides still on the water it appears all is well, with the fish still showing up in good numbers and pretty good size. kAm%96 962E 2AA62CD E@ 36 C62==J ...

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Bassmaster Classic winner Randy Howell anxious to fish Cayuga Lake
The Post-Standard -
Randy Howell won $300,000 for winning the Bassmaster Classic in February at Lake Guntersville, Ala. He'll be among the 100 professional bass anglers fishing next week's Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament on Cayuga Lake. (Courtesy of Randy Howell).

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Fish the Lake Guntersville Snag Proof Open and Stay at Hampton Inn & Suites ...
SCOTTSBORO, GA, August 09, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsboro Alabama hotel offers convenient lodging for fishermen participating in the 10th Annual Lake Guntersville Snag Proof Open on August 9, 2014. The tournament ...

Sunday Fishing Report
The Birmingham News -
All of the TVA lakes offer a topwater bite at first light, with Guntersville the most dependable. Anglers who get up early will find bass popping shad around weedbeds nearest the main channels over depths of 2 to 5 feet, and it's also not uncommon for ...

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OUTDOORS: Bass Trailer Series to offer more money in 2015
Cullman Times Online
Guntersville Lake: Largemouth bite is sketchy. Tournament weights are low with the flipping bite being tough in the grass. Frogs are beginning to get numerous bites but the bigger bass are ignoring them. Bluegill bite is good and crappie bite is ...

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