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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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Aaron Martens Locks Up 2015 Elite Series AOY
His one hiccup came in the second tournament of the year when he was 66th at Alabama's Lake Guntersville. His victories came at Lake Havasu and Chesapeake Bay. He finished second at the Sacramento River/California Delta, third at Sabine River, 13th at ...
Metro & state: Todd Faircloth wins Bassmaster eventDetroit Free Press

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Friday Fishing Report
Mike gerry big bass pix near dock.jpg Captain Mike Gerry guided his anglers to this nice catch of largemouths on the middle sections of Lake Guntersville recently. Mike Gerry. Captain Jake Davis guided one of his clients to an 11.11 pound monster ...

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Online magazine ranks Clear Lake fourth in country for bass fishing
Record Bee
LAKE COUNTY >> has ranked Clear Lake No. 4 on its Top 20 Largemouth Bass Lakes in the country. The only bodies of water scoring higher were No. 1 Lake Guntersville in Alabama, Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas, and Toledo Bend ...

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A Hidden Gem--Guntersville State Park Lodge
There's also a primitive campground area stretching along Town Creek with some of the best fishing on the lake--this is the area where Skeet Reese won the B.A.S.S. Elite event at Guntersville, and it's currently covered up with shad fry and lots of ...


It's Crunch Time on Lake St. Clair
“I had a bunch of big females located on spawning beds in practice at Guntersville and by derby day they left me and I was caught fishing for the little 2-pound males on the beds,” Scroggins said. “Looking back, I should have grabbed a swimbait and ...

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'Super Bowl of professional fishing' coming to Huntsville in 2016
Huntsville has been selected to host a fishing tournament widely considered to be the Super Bowl of professional fishing. The 2016 Forrest L. Wood Cup bass fishing championship will be held next Aug. 4-7 on Wheeler Lake. Anglers will launch their boats ...
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