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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.

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California angler Skeet Reese wins Bassmaster Elite event at Lake Guntersville
California angler Skeet Reese won the Bassmaster Elite trophy and a check for $100,000 Sunday at Lake Guntersville, winding up the four-day competition with a weight of 92 pounds, 11 ounces. ... Reese, who lead the final day with 18 pounds in the well ...
Skeet Reese Overtakes Michael Iaconelli To Win Lake Guntersville EliteWRCB-TV
Iaconelli Retains Lead at Lake Guntersville (press release)
Bassmaster Elite Series wraps up on Lake
Gadsden Times
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Legendary Bass Pros at Guntersville this week
Most of the best-known names in professional bass fishing will be probing the favorite local spots at Lake Guntersville as the Diet Mountain Dew Bassmaster Elite tour gets underway Thursday, April 9, and continues through Sunday, April 12. Daily ...
Pros expect 'awesome' week on Lake GuntersvilleThe Decatur Daily
Big Ones Scattered All Over At
FISHING ROUNDUP: Aggies lead ASABFA standings; Pro, amateur circuits set ...Cullman Times Online
Arab Tribune
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Salzman Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville (press release)
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (April 20, 2015) – Ryan Salzman of Huntsville, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 31 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Salzman ...

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Iaconelli Leads Elite Tournament on Lake Guntersville (press release)
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Michael Iaconelli arrived in Alabama Sunday limping on a swollen right ankle, and he went to bed Wednesday night worried the fish he had found in practice would disappear due to rapidly rising water temperatures. But neither issue ...
Iaconelli Leads Day One on GuntersvilleWired2fish
Iaconelli takes Day 1 lead in Bassmaster Elite at GuntersvilleGadsden Times
Iaconelli, Jordon Lead The Way On Day

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FISHING: Three locals set to compete in FLW College event on Lake Guntersville
Cullman Times Online
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is bringing its college circuit to Lake Guntersville early next month, and with it, three hungry anglers who hail from Cullman. Garrett Roberts and Ethan Hayes account for one of three Auburn University boats and 43 ...


Ranger Pro Skeet Reese Wins Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville
FLIPPIN, ARK. (April 14, 2015) Ranger pro Skeet Reese, like most of the field at Lake Guntersville last week, arrived with a solid plan heading into the tournament's official practice period. The only problem was, the fish weren't cooperating. So Reese ...
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Bassmaster Elite sees Pennsylvania's almost-hometown favorite fall on final (blog)
Ranger Boats angler takes Bassmaster Elite titleTrade Only Today

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