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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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Rat-L-Trap Classic being fished on Lake Guntersville on Sunday
One bass angler is going to be $4,000 richer by sundown tonight, following the Rat-L-Trap Classic being fished on Lake Guntersville. The Bill-Lewis-lures-only competition brings some 200 lipless crankbait anglers to the big lake during prime time for ...
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HomeTown 2031: Guntersville Bass Fishing
In 2012 recreational fishing and tourism on Lake Guntersville generated thirteen million dollars for the local economy. By the year 2031 Katy Norton hopes that number will be even bigger. Norton is the Marshall County and Visitors Bureau Director.

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Webb Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville (press release)
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (Feb. 9, 2015) – Chris Webb of Decatur, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Webb earned ...

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Weekend fishing report, large bass abound
View full sizeCaptain Mike Carter shows a heavy bass caught at Guntersville this week fishing 8 to 10 feet on the channel edges. ... Mark Collins continues to load up on big crappie anytime he has customers willing to brave the chilly weather at Weiss ... (press release)

Autochart Or Navionics Chip (press release)
Ok I have a lake a want to make a map of. What is my best and cheapest option. I have purchased the humminbird helix 5 and it will run either. Im knew to these map chip things and have never used one. Would the navionics chip record the contours of the ...

Anglers face icy start to Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell
Randy Howell, last year's Classic winner at Guntersville, said he expects to fish the same lure that won it all for him in Alabama, a Livingston Lures "Howeller" crankbait in the color now known as Guntersville Craw, an orange brown that fish can't miss.
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