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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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5 Alabama lakes among the best bass fishing spots in the nation
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“Lake Guntersville is a challenging body of water to fish and if you aren't up to the challenge, you might want to take your gear and go somewhere else,” said Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau President Katy Norton. “But, if you are game; if ...

Lake Guntersville makes Bassmaster Top 10 again
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — This month Bassmaster Magazine released its list of The 100 Best Bass Fishing Lakes of 2015. Lake Guntersville was ranked in the top 10 again this year. The popular lake has received high rankings for the past three years.
Bassmaster ranks Lake Guntersville among the bestWSFA

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In seach of record largemouth bass
Lance Walker caught such a fish in 2012 in Pickwick, on the Tennessee side of the lake, that would have been a state record there had he chosen to kill it and weigh it in on an officially certified scale--the fish went 14.58 pounds and was 27 1/8 ...

Friday Fishing Report
Captain Mike Carter reports good action on spotted bass around rocky structure on Lake Weiss this past week, and also some larger fish from Guntersville on night trips. He sent us a photo of a father-son trip that included a fish that appears to be ...

Fishing the dawn patrol--a remedy for August heat
The fish tend to show up on the edge of weedbeds near the main channel or the back channel at Guntersville, typically around scattered hydrilla in 2 to 6 feet of water. They often announce themselves by sending shad skipping out of the water ahead of them.

Evers Still Leads, Closes In On Elite Series First
He hadn't cashed a check since a 12th-place finish at Lake Guntersville in April and he was 44th in AOY points heading into this week. He's pulled out of the funk in a big way, sandwiching two 20-pound stringers around a 14-pound bag on Friday. He'll ...

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