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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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Northwest Georgia News

Prep Fishing: Crisps lead Calhoun at Lake Guntersville Tourney
Northwest Georgia News
The Calhoun High School Fishing Team competed at Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala. last Saturday, and just like every other tournament this year, a cold front came through and the wind blew, making fishing conditions tough. Through it all, the boys ...

University of North Alabama Wins College Fishing Tournament on Lake Guntersville (press release)
(May 21, 2016) – The University of North Alabama duo of Lake Blasingame of Killen, Alabama, and Triston Crowder of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Lake Guntersville Saturday with five ...

Kansas City Star

Joyce Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville (press release)
(May 2, 2016) – Clayton Joyce of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 29 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Joyce took home $4,359.
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Lake Guntersville trip next week ! (press release)
My son in law and I are heading down for 3 days next week....staying in South Sauty area........Is the top water improving ? What would a technique to try ? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.......We may even try night fishing in and around ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

MSU fishing duo qualifies for national championship
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Two Mississippi State University Bass Club members finished in the top 10 at Lake Guntersville on Saturday in the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament and qualified for the national championship. Kyle Alford of ...

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Times Daily

Tennessee River lakes featured in new country music, fishing show
Times Daily
Rebman described the program as a reality show that will focus on country music artists and fishing. Each episode will be shot on a Tennessee River lake. Rebman and well-known Muscle Shoals singer/songwriter Earl "Peanutt" Montgomery will serve as ...

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