Lake Guntersville Fishing Report
Lake Guntersville has been absolutely on fire for the last two weeks! Lots of big fish have been caught fishing the many shell beds that dot the lakes ledges. I have mainly been focusing on the ledges containing shell beds on the southern end of the lake with much success. The best pattern has been a 1/2 ounce or 3/4 ounce flipping or football in a bream color from Hammer Down Baits paired with either a Dirty Dog from North Anna Bait Company or a Baby Paca Craw from Netbait. This is all rigged up on a Hammer Fishing Rods 7’3 Extra heavy.
The way I have been fishing this setup is very slow and meticulous, but very, very effective when done correctly. Use your electronics or your Navionics app to locate the ledges in 10-15 feet of water. Scan said ledges and watch your depth finders closely for changes in the bottom. When you locate a shell bed, the bottom will go from flat to bumpy with ridges along it, indicating a shell bed. Cast your jig on this shell bed and drag it along the bottom very slowly so you can feel the jig bumping the shells. Once you can feel that, you are in the right place. When the fish bites, let it eat it and begin to swim, then bring the rod straight up with the hook set and you’ll be taken for a ride on some great Guntersville bass fishing. We caught lots of fish in the 3 pound class range, with quite a few exceeding that and being 5, 6 and 7 pound fish. Numbers of fish is around 10-15 and outing with a good bit of size mixed in.
Make sure to be fizzing your fish when you catch them deep, stay hydrated, keep those livewells cool, and catch big ones!
Safe Boating and Tight lines!-