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Lake Guntersville Jan 23rd

Capt. Jim Leary
January 23, 2017
Lake Guntersville - Freshwater Fishing Report

Not real sure where to start..

I have several things for this week.. Lets start with numbers of bass being caught each time I go fishing, in the last 17 times out I've seen one slow day the other 16 times 20+ bass not all are big but the majority of them are. Whats this warm weather doing to them? Im not 100% sure but I do know they are are still moving around some, like grass line A will produce today and not tomorrow or it will and not the for the next 5 days.. Is it fishing pressure ? or are they in a rush to go make some beds? Grass line B will produce everyday with average size bass and one day it'll give some big ones and the very next day it'll be just average bass again.. but it produces every day, So catching fish isn't an issue for us. Now the one slow day we had was a bit of a struggle with floating grass no current and no wind it made it pretty hard to get a clean cast let alone a bite, my clients kept at it and managed to catch a Gville STUD and that made it all worth it. Don't let the negative rumors keep you from fishing this amazing place, it can be tough to fish and not everyone catches them like they want to or think they should, with that being said thats where the value of hiring one of the guides that this lake has to offer, a guides value is worth their weight in gold to a fisherman. So is Guntersville on a decline..... from what I see day in and day out NO has the playing field changed YES. Name another lake that takes a beating and still produces day in and day out...

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Guntersville Bass GuidesWhat are you doing on February 4th?

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Ducket Marine Open House Kevin VanDam Randy Howell Shaw Grigsby
Ducket Marine Open House Kevin VanDam Randy Howell Shaw Grigsby
Come out and get some lunch and talk fishing and demo a Triton Boat.

The lures have been pretty basic for Guntersville this time of year, a lipless in the grass is hard to beat and a square bill on some rock is a combo that is getting stronger everyday with the shad around bridges and beyond the bass are making their way to the spawning grounds.

Water Temps 55-60 on a warm day with a little of sun

Water Clarity is 3-5 feet

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Guntersville Bass Guides
That GVille Donkey Kevin Caught

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Guntersville bass guidesThis was from Jan.14th Thomas and I fished the Goosepond wildcat. Took 2nd place.

I have this Friday the 27th open if you up for some fish catching.

Cast. Jim




Lake Guntersville Fishing Forecast:

Fishing is only going to get better

Target Species:

Large Mouth Bass

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We fish out of New Legend V20 Bass Boats with all Duckett Rods and Reels. Lowrance Electronics , Home of the SPRO FROG TOURNAMENTS and the all new SPRO Crankbait Tournament. Frog fishing, Ledge Fishing, Lipless Cranking in the spring, Anyone looking to catch a true Donkey this is the place to do it. We are the ones to help you do it.

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Guntersville Bass Guides
2488 Warrenton Rd
Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: 256-698-6593
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