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AL
United States
34° 30' 33.5016" N, 86° 9' 35.694" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Fishing Alabama Reeds Guide Service - Reed Montomery
Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Cloudy
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
April 14, 2014
Alabama's Guntersville Lake Spring Bass Fishing Report By Reed Montgomery / Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Birmingham, Al. Website www.fishingalabama.com Impounded 1939 As Spring gets officially underway the months of April and May show hordes of bass anglers visiting Alabama's largest man made impoundment, Guntersville Lake and with good reason. Some anglers have been here before, often many, many times. For others its their first visit to Alabama's massive, weedy impoundemt loaded with big, largemouth bass. They always come back. Local fishing reports always help with lure selection, the best places to fish and the lake's most current conditions. But it goes much further than this information, that is if you (as most anglers), want to succesfully succeed at your goal. Catching Big Bass! Fishing various aquatic weed types, looking at the weather, lake conditions, moon phase and fooling these big bass into accepting your offerings, then getting a good hook in one of them and most important...putting quality-sized bass in the boat is the end results of a successfull fishing trip to Guntersville lake, with plenty of big bass pictures later. Fishing the weeds on Guntersville lake calls for the use of weedless lures. You cannot expect to throw a treble hook-laden lure into this weedy lake's often stringy mess of weeds (found lake wide), and even hope of catching a bass, much less get your lure back. So get in the habit of fishing with lures that do not grab weeds, but grab big bass instead and there are many lures and colors to choose from. Weightless soft plastic lures and frog imitations are at the top of my list. Zoom's brightly-colored trick worms in colors of white, yellow, bubblegum and methiolate fished with medium action, 6 1/2 foot long rods and monofilament line or florocarbon line in the 14-15 pound test. Also try Zoom's Flukes or Super Flukes in colors you can see like white or pearl white, these are good, weedless lures coupled with the same rods and line. Use sharp 3/0 to 4/0 size, wide gap hooks. Fish with long casts and always watch the lure, fishing it right beneath the waters surface, in and around the weeds, with the use of a good pair of polorized sunglasses and if possible, the wind and/or sun to your back. Frogs call for long casts far back in the weedy, nasty slop. Long, stought and heavy action 7-8 foot rods, coupled with wide-spooled reels, either braided line or heavy 20-25 pound monofilament and very sharp hooks, is highly suggested. The same goes for buzz baits and spinnerbaits, but often these lures can only be fished in open water or around thinner weed types and lighter line. Topwater lures like Heddon's Zara Super Spooks, Lucky Crafts Sammies, various types of poppers and prop baits always work on Guntersville lake. At times these bass do not want a bigger topwater lure and smaller offerings can fool even the most cautious of bass. With a full moon on April 15 and another full moon on May 14 Guntersville lake anglers can expect another "big bass bonanza" to take place, as the lakes hungry, post spawn bass go on another feeding rampage, just like they did in the prespawn times only a few months back! Lipless lures, shallow running crankbaits, both floating and suspending model hard bodied jerk baits, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and fishing with jig combos like swimming a jig or flipping a jig or just casting a jig combo, wil still fool big bass, often in water less than 5 feet deep, a shallow as one foot deep. So, as you can see there is more to it than you would expect...if you want to catch big, Guntersville lake bass! Or, you can always call on Reeds Guide Service...first! Thanks and Good Fishin' Reed Montgomery Owner of Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Birmingham, Al. Website www.fishingalabama.com "Alabama's oldest professional bass fishing only guide service for over 40 years, guiding on Guntersville lake and all other Alabama lakes, year round.
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Largemouth BassTopwaterHeddon Lures7
2Largemouth BassLipless BaitStrike King6
3Largemouth BassBuzzbaitBerkley8
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Fishing Report Provided by Mid South Bass Guide - Capt Jake Davis - Jake Davis
Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
April 14, 2014
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville – Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy’s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish even mom who was camera shy. We caught them in water ranging from 1-6 foot. We fished main lake pockets and stump from South Sauty to Water Front. Water temperatures are ranging from 63 to 69 degrees depending upon time of day and location. On a side note if you have allergies to pine pollen take your meds with you if there is a wind of any kind forecasted for the next couple weeks. Our best results continue to come on T-Rigged D-Bomb (Super Bug and Candy Grass) from Missile Baits, Tightline Football head jig (Guntersville Special and Green Tequila) with twin turbo tail trailers from Missile Baits in 2-6 FOW and using a 3/8 ounce Assassinator “Slam’in Guntersville Red” Buzz Bait. Now is the time to get you reservations in for the start of top water bite and the Shad Spawn in May. I have days and professional guides available; make your reservations now for some great spring action on Guntersville or Tim’s Ford with full time Professional USCG Licensed and Insured guides. We supply all fishing gear including Duckett Fishing Rods, LEW’s reels; Top quality lures such as Rapala Lures, Missile Baits, Tightline Jigs and Vicious Line. We offer a Military Discount and the dedication to making your trip successful. “Let’s go fish’ in” Visit www.midsouthbassguide.com for more photos and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MidSouthBassGuide for on the water updates Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net Cell-615-613-2382
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