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Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing Report – Fishing with reaction baits


We’ve had some chilly mornings this week, but the daytime highs have been comfortable.  Guntersville’s water temperature is currently 69-73 degrees depending on time time of day and location on the lake and the water has a slight stain to it.

My clients and I have been focusing on the lower half of the lake fishing from Waterfront to the Guntersville Dam.  The shad spawn bite that dominated the past few weeks has gone away, but the bass can still be caught in the same areas the shad were spawning in.

We’re focusing on milfoil and eel grass in 4-8 feet of water along points and drops near the creek mouths out to the main river channel with reaction baits, like swim jigs, swimbaits, and vibrating jigs in shad patterns.  Due to the water color, I like a few strands of chartreuse in my swim jig and vibrating jig skirts, which is getting bit better than plain white.

One of the most productive baits this week has been the 3/8 oz 4×4 Swim Jig in Tharp’s Glimmer Shad with a paddle tail trailer, like the Yamamoto Swimbait, fished slowly through the grass.  It’s not just a morning bite, but can produce when the sun is high overhead as well.

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