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Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing Report – Early Winter Bass are Biting



Northern Alabama received a significant amount of rain last week and the lake is still showing the effects of all the run-off.  The lake level is high, stained, and the water level has dropped about eight degrees to the mid-50’s.  Due to the high water nearly all of the remaining emergent vegetation is now sub-surface.

With the change in water conditions my clients and I have had to change our tactics to keep catching fish.  We’ve moved from the vegetation to areas with hard bottom and rock.  We’re fishing anywhere from 2-15 feet deep with a combination of crankbaits, swimbaits, and football jigs.

The bass are reacting to moving baits throughout the day, but it’s important to mix in a slower bottom presentation like a jig when the bite slows down in an area you know has fish.

Shad colored crankbaits and swimbaits are producing best for us and dark colored jigs as well.  Specifically, 1/2 oz and 3/4 oz 4×4 Football Jigs in Defensive Craw, which is a great stained water skirt color.

If you’d like to book a trip before Christmas on Lake Guntersville or Smith lake I have days available.  Please contact me for current availability.

Also, the holidays are fast approaching.  If you’re still scrambling to find a gift for everyone on your shopping list a guided fishing trip makes for a great gift.  I’m booking dates for 2016 and can help you surprise someone special with a memorable on-the-water experience.

Email: Kevin Hawk
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