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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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Guntersville Lake NEWS!

McMahan Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Lake Guntersville
BassResource.com (press release)
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (April 14, 2014) – Kevin McMahan of Huntsville, Ala., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, McMahan ...

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Biologists check health of Lake Guntersville fish
WAFF
Biologists for TVA were out on Lake Guntersville Wednesday for an annual survey. The survey is a way for biologists to check on the health of the fish that live in the lake. The fish are stunned so that biologists can examine them for diseases and ...

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NSM finishes 32nd at Lake Guntersville Regional fishing tourney
Scottsboro Daily Sentinel
... 32nd at Lake Guntersville Regional fishing tourney Staff Reports thedailysentinel.com | 0 comments. SAt the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association's Lake Guntersville Regional Tournament, the North Sand Mountain fishing team came up short.


Brentwood fisherman wins Alabama event
The Tennessean
Scott Brummett of Brentwood won the 10th annual Jeff Lambert Memorial Back 40 Outreach Fishing Tournament on Saturday on Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala. Brummett claimed the Boater Division with a limit of five largemouth bass, which weighed a ...


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The Tennessean
FISHING/BOATING. • April 25. Senior Bass Anglers Tournament, Lake Guntersville, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Launch from Goose Pond Marina. • April 26. Old Hickory Percy Priest Bass Tournament, Percy Priest Lake. Launch from Hunters State Park. Visit ohppbt.com.


Lorance: Weather doesn't stop turkey harvest
The Daily News Journal
Crappie fishing report: Crappie fishermen, man, you better go to Percy Priest Lake. They're catching ... Tournament results: Erwin Cole, a Murfreesboro angler, placed sixth in the Guntersville Bass Fishing League tournament on April 12. It's hard to ...

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