Fishing at Lake Guntersville, Alabama
Guntersville Lake fish habitat includes milfoil and hydilla weed beds from which big bass explode on topwater baits. Though most noted nationally for large bass, Lake Guntersville is home to quality angling for a variety of fish. Historically, about two-thirds of the anglers on Guntersville target largemouth bass, although bream (bluegill, redear sunfish, and longear sunfish), crappie, sauger and catfish attract their fair share of anglers. Southern Sporting Journal labels Lake Guntersville as one of the six best largemouth bass lake to fish in the winter.
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Bream fishing is excellent throughout the lake, especially during late spring and early summer. Crappie fishing is best during the spring and fall, but night fishing in the summer around bridge pilings can be productive.
Sauger and a few walleye run upstream during the winter and early spring, and anglers catch sauger within the reservoir at bridge crossings and below Guntersville Dam. Catfish angling can bring big surprises; several blue catfish over 80 pounds have been taken from Lake Guntersville.
It is illegal to possess any Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass less than 15 inches in total length.
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