Lake Guntersville March Madness
Capt. Jim Leary
March 7, 2017
Lake Guntersville - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lake Guntersville is about to show the world just how awesome she is.. The Bass are slowly filtering up from the depths. We have a FULL MOON next week and I'm not saying some won't go on bed but I think this will get them staging in a big way. Water temps have been keeping around 55 to 60 just depends how cold its getting at night.
Fished the FLW BFL this past weekend and got me a 5th place finish with 18-10lbs and I'll take it, I lost two good fish early Saturday that made me think I really blew it and when I had 10 mins before check in and I had 4 fish I was really feeling the pressure of the two that I lost, I caught a 15 incher with 10 mins and threw back in there and a decent one ate it and pulled off and next cast another one ate it and it was a 3lb with 3 mins left and I had to cull, and when I was done it was time to run across the creek and check in,,, Talk about some excitement now I was pumped about getting 5 fish limit and figured I had 14 lbs . I was really shocked when the scales said I had 18-10 and I was in 3rd at that moment, but when the scales closed I was in 5th..
Fished the Ram Open on Sunday and didn't fair to well finished 27th but the cool news is my co for the day won and had a 6.83 lb kicker to seal the deal.
Lipless baits have been the ticket for me and my guide trips, you have to give them what they are wanting and people they are wanting them to the point of hooking themselves deep in their mouths. Reds and Shiny ones have been our go to. 1/2 & 3/4 oz . Heres the part that you have to figure out daily and it is will they bite shallow or deep today..and once you figure that out you can have a pretty good day..
Depths 2-6 foot or 8-12 foot have been best.
One of our keys this past week has been keeping in the shallow areas and working them over and with the winds we've been having the only way to do it is with Power Poles they allow us to make the cast to the hot spot and when they stop biting we just lift them and move on till the next bite.
If your wondering whens a good time to come ..... You might want to make them resverations fast things are about to happen here. This isn't a sales pitch..
Lake Guntersville Fishing Forecast:
Major Staging will happen in the next two weeks
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