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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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Lake Guntersville recognized as nation's best location for bass fishing
The Bassmaster Classic 2014's Randy Howell from Springvlle, Alabama puts on a show catching fish for family, friends and spectators at the Hwy 431 bridge on Lake Guntersville. The Lake is generally considered one of the best bass fishing locations in ...
Oneida Lake ranked 9th in top bass fishing waters in North America, says ...The Post-Standard (blog) Releases List of Top 100 Bass Waters in North (press release)

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2 anglers convicted of cheating during fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville
Alabama's News Leader
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Two north Alabama men have been convicted of cheating during a fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville. A judge convicted Gary Lee Minor Jr. of Albertville and Robert Scott Gillaspie of Boaz after a non-jury trial Monday.
2 Marshall County men sentenced to 30 days in jail for cheating in bass ...The Huntsville Times -

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McMahan Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Lake Guntersville (press release)
22, 2014) – Kevin McMahan of Huntsville, Ala., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville Sunday. For his victory, McMahan earned $4,869.

Spraying starts on Lake Guntersville, local anglers weigh in on impact
Local officials say fishing is one of Lake Guntersville's biggest attributes and they say it creates an impact on the local economies, both in Marshall and Jackson counties. Officials say ensuring fishing on Lake Guntersville remains constant is one of ...

Guntersville crappie how-to
Though largemouth bass draw most of the attention on North Alabama's TVA lakes, especially with the Bassmaster Classic on Guntersville approaching, crappies can be a more dependable target during a cold winter like this one. Captain Tim Chandler, who ...

Huge Chickamauga bass catch eclipses upcoming Guntersville Bassmaster ...
The famed Bassmaster Classic is scheduled to start on Guntersville Lake Friday. Bassmaster Classic activities are already underway in Birmingham, Ala. But in a week, when the eyes of the bass fishing world should be pointed squarely at Guntersville to ...

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