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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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Guntersville Lake NEWS!

Jones Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville (press release)
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (Sept. 28, 2015) – Bradley Jones of Aragon, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds even Sunday to win the Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville with a two-day total of 10 bass ...

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Froggin for Mossbacks at Guntersville
That habit is nowhere more pronounced that at Lake Guntersville, where fishing the moss beds in late September, all of October and early November has been developed into an art form. The lake develops a crust of thick moss atop the vast hydrilla beds ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

1000 young sturgeon headed for Tennessee River basin
Chattanooga Times Free Press
For 15 years, her team has been slowly stocking the Tennessee River basin with lake sturgeon, the once-common monster fish that ranged from the Great Lakes all the way to the Mississippi River. Now, finally, the young that were released into the river ...


Aviation anglers sail for fishing competition
... prizes provided by the sponsors: Avion, Butler America, Leaf In Creek Outfitters, MCR, MSSI, SENTAR, Tennessee Valley Marine, Triumph Group and VT Group. The chapter's AAAA spring bass boat and kayak tournaments will be held on Lake Guntersville.

Anniston Star

Outdoorsperson of the week: Landon Watts
Anniston Star
On the fishing side, largemouth bass is the primary species for Watts. He and his dad fish Lake Guntersville, and the Coosa and Tallapoosa River lakes. The angling pair has won several tournaments using hand-made wooden crankbaits. The special baits ...

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Alabama Bass Trail Championship set for Oct. 9-10 at Decatur
The championship is the culmination of an 11-lake tour divided into north and south divisions, dedicated to promoting bass fishing in Alabama as well as boosting the economy of lakeside communities. The venues consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake ...

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