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Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing Report – Cooler Weather Still Producing Hot Action


Winter weather has cooled both air and water temperatures significantly this week on Lake Guntersville, but the action remains hot.  My clients and I haven’t experienced fishing this solid since June for overall numbers of fish caught.  The water temperature is hovering around 55 degrees and there’s shad everywhere in the backs of creeks.  Naturally, the bass have followed and are gorging on the shad, so stick with shad imitating baits like swim jigs, swimbaits, and lipless crankbaits fished tight to the grass in 3 to 5 feet of water.  The most consistent presentation for my clients and I has been a 1/4 oz white 4×4 swim jig paired with a matching 3.5″ Yamamoto swimbait fished slowly around the grass.  It imitates the shad perfectly.

Make sure fish the swim jig tight to the grass and not just on the perimeter.  Many of the bites are coming when the swim jig is pulled into a clump of grass.  This presentation has been crucial to our success.

I have a few dates available Thanksgiving week, so if you want to get out on Guntersville please contact me to check availability.