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Guntersville Lake Big, Largemouth Bass Ten Pounds!

Capt. Reed Montgomery
April 18, 2013
Guntersville - Freshwater Fishing Report

Guntersville Lake produces big, largemouth bass for hundreds of bass anglers that visit this man made impoundment (1939), the biggest lake in Alabama, every spring season in March, April and May.

So far, it has not let down the hopes of most of the many hard core bass anglers, that have fished here during this 2013 spring season began.

Which really only began April 1st.

Sure, we did see some big, largemouth bass in March (while fishing the mid-to-lower lake), the typical "big bass month" on this lake, that is, with the right conditions. Warming trends.

But nothing over ten pounds, like during the last few years of this typical, prespawn month.

Especially for a very shallow water lake loaded with aquatic weeds, excellent spawning habitat of sandy bottoms and plenty of nearby, wood cover.

But bass weighing up to 9 pounds kept us hopefull for fooling a much bigger one into biting, as conditions improved in April.

Those conditions (from 25 degrees at night, and midday highs in the mid-forties, the last week of March, including 43 degree water temps!), to now with daytime highs in the low-to-upper 80's, and at night? Its not even getting below 60 degrees!

So bedding bass are everywhere, with bass over ten pounds now being reported, lake wide. Water temperatures have soared into the mid-to-upper 70's and some earlier bedding bass, are now in the post-spawn mode.

Being caught on...you nam it!

So, sadly you may ask yourself, did you miss the spawn? No. There's more shallow water action to come, as some bedding bass will be delayed with this weekend's "cold front", those words anglers hate to hear.

* High Saturday 60 degrees with night time lows of near 40 degrees expected. Warming back into the 70's Sunday. Next week close to 80 degrees!

* Weather - Thursday night April 18 more rain. Severe, rainy and stormy weather is predicted to hit the Guntersville Lake area at night and move out from around early dawn to mid morning Friday, April 19.

As always said, "its got a lot to do with the weather. So, be prepared if fishing Friday!

So then after this heavy rain (which could muddy up a normally good Saturday morning fishing hole), things will change.

Then, it gets cool Friday night, close to 40 degrees and highs of only 60 degrees expected Saturday. So...that will slow em' down.

Or you can always call on Reeds Guide Service...first! See the Big Bass pictures and recent Guntersville lake article on the home page my website www.fishingalabama.com at the link titled "Their Back! Big, Guntersville Lake largemouth bass!"

* Also see a couple of 7 and 10 pound Guntersville lake bass caught on a zara super spook at the pictures section of www.cyberangler.com

With pictures of recent 7,8 9, and now, several 10 pounders now on my website as well! Maybe one even bigger...soon.

Thanks and Good Fishin'
Reed Montgomery, Owner of Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 "Guiding on Guntersville Lake and all other Alabama Lakes For Over 40 Years"
Website: www.fishingalabama.com

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Guntersville Fishing Forecast:

Bass will continue to hit all kinds of topwater lures, shallow running crankbaits, Rattle traps, Red Eye Shad and other lipless lures. All through April and May, even early June.

Also try spinnerbaits, chatter baits, buzz baits, frogs, soft jerk baits and floating worms! Or any of those other 100 lures you have, for shallow water bassin' this spring season on Alabama's largest, man made impoundment, Guntersville Lake!

Target Species:

Largemouth bass

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141 Reese Drive
Alabaster, AL 35007
Phone: 205-663-1504
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