At 75 miles long from Guntersville to Nickajack dam and 68,000 acres, Lake Guntersville is the largest lake in Alabama and a fisherman's paradise! It's been the home of multiple Bassmaster Classics as well as many other BASS and FLW professional tournaments and countless other semi-pro to club and local tournaments. Lake Guntersville has consistently been ranked among the top largemouth bass fishing lakes by authorities such as Bassmaster and Wired2Fish! Check out these articles:
Why is Lake Guntersville so great? One word - the grass! The lake is known for expansive stands of millfoil, hydrilla and other grass growing thick and tall. From June through October you can typically find grass in most creeks and even submerged in the river channel. It's a fantastic hiding place for all fish including immature to mature largemouth bass. Many anglers come to frog fish the grass from September through November. There's nothing like watching a huge bass crush a frog in the grass!
From late May through August, fishing the river channel ledges is a great way to catch large numbers and some real quality bass. If you have good electronics and know how to use them, it can be a very effective method. Tie on a big swimbait, reel it back slowly imparting a little action along the way and HOLD ON!
Lake Guntersville offers true multi-species opportunities where the largemouth bass may be the most well know fish that swims, but crappie, bream, redear sunfish, catfish and carp (bowfishing is popular) are all abundant and can be targeted. This TN River impoundment also offers great spotted, striped and hybrid bass opportunities. Here are some useful websites: