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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!

Body of Troy Jens Found near Guntersville Lake
Wired2Fish
It's with a heavy heart that we have to report to those who have not heard yet that the body of Lake Guntersville guide and fishing industry friend Troy Jens has been found. Local authorities found the body on a hill behind the Waterfront Grocery ...


Fishing action is consistent on Lake Guntersville
Sand Mountain Reporter
This past week, with cloudy, rainy days for the most part, really made for some great days on the water. I only struggled one day, and that really was still a pretty good day as our fish were good size, making for some exciting times on Lake Guntersville.

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Outdoors Notebook: Fishing tournaments and more
al.com
July 29: North Alabama Sierra Club evening hike at Monte Sano S.P., 6 p.m.; atirawolf@yahoo.com. Aug. 9: Snagproof Froggin' Tournament, Guntersville; Entry $180 per boat; www.snagproof.com. Aug. 12: Lake Guntersville Bassmasters meets 6 p.m. at ...


Sunday Fishing Report
The Huntsville Times - al.com
Captain Kevin Hawk reports that while there are still fish to be caught on deeper ledges and drops on Lake Guntersville, his clients have been having better success this week focusing on isolated grass clumps on points in 5 to 9 feet along the main and ...


Current Events--Tips for going with the flow on TVA lakes
al.com
Most river fishermen are well aware that when the dam gates open, the bass start to bite; they're taking advantage of a natural feeding opportunity, and like hatchery trout when the feed truck arrives, they attack anything edible pulled past by the ...

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B.A.I.T. report confirms great bass fishing
Montgomery Advertiser
"Although Wheeler has never been a poor fishery, there was a time in the late 80s and early 90s when it rivaled Lake Guntersville." Abernethy said the late 90s is when the largemouth bass virus (LMBV) affected fisheries in 15 states, mostly across the ...
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