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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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Petition drive underway to regulate airboats on Lake Guntersville
Some residents who own homes along Lake Guntersville say the sport of bow fishing is too loud and want something done about it. A group calling themselves the Stewards of Guntersville Lake started a petition drive hoping to regulate the use of airboats ...

Friday Fishing Report
Captain Mike Carter reports the cool, cloudy weather and frequent rain showers turned on the bass bite at Guntersville this past week, with lots of quality largemouths caught and released by his clients. He said the best lures have been Bull Shad ...

Outdoors Notebook: Outdoors Expo, Bass tourneys and more
July 10-12: Tennessee Valley Hunting & Fishing Expo, Von Braun Center in Huntsville, features Classic Champ Randy Howell, Duck Commander star Si Robertson. Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Shreveport Times

Top 10 places to fish in North Louisiana
Shreveport Times
"With all the great lakes out there — Guntersville, Falcon — I wouldn't have thought Bistineau would have even been on the list. It has changed a whole lot over the years." 3. Caney Lake. This 5,000-acre lake holds the state record for a largemouth ...

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Outdoors calendar: Stones River float is Saturday
The Tennessean
Tennessee Team Bass Inc. Tournament, Lake Guntersville, launch from Goose Pond. Call 615-207-7499 or email ... Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Tournament, Land Between the Lakes Division, Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley. Visit Sept.

Schmitt's Final Day Hindered By Local
It's tough enough battling fish, fishermen and whatever else the water and the road throw at you, but his career hit a major snag in 2011. Several months after he finished 4th at the Potomac River FLW Tour Open, Schmitt was in contention at the Lake ...

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