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Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing Report – Fishing shallow


The unseasonably cool air temperatures and wind this past week have stalled the water temperature from rising on the pace it was earlier this spring.  The water temperatures is fluctuating between 60 and 68 degrees depending on the time of day and area of the lake.  There’s also a good stain to the water, even on the lower end of the lake.

The bass are in all three spawning stages right now and my clients and I are catching most of our fish between a foot and half and five feet of water on a combination of reaction baits and plastics.

This past week has been inconsistent for catching quality bass.  We’re having to cover a lot of water and fish thoroughly as the majority of the fish don’t seem to be overly aggressive.   It’s been important to fish with a slow retrieve and make multiple casts to areas holding fish in order to draw strikes.

We’re continuing to catch fish out of vegetation, rock, and wood cover.  Vibrating jigs and lipless crankbaits fished slowly in the grass with a lift and drop retrieve, and swimbaits and plastics fished slow around wood and rock have produced the best.

If you’d like to book a trip with me on Lake Guntersville please contact me for current availability.

Email: Kevin Hawk
Bass Angler Headquarters