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Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing Report – Good Action on Topwater and Swim Jigs


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I’ve been concentrating my fishing on Lake Guntersville this past week with good results.  My clients and I have been focusing on the middle and upper portion of the lake, especially around the Goose Pond area.  The recent storm that hit earlier in the week has cooled the water temperature to the mid 60’s and has also knocked down the grass in most areas.  However, we’re still catching solid numbers and quality largemouth in and around the grass edges in 3 to 5 feet of water.

We’ve had the best results on lures fished in the top and middle of the water column as the flipping bite that was strong in weeks past has subsided.  The DUO Realis Pencil 110 in Neo Pearl and a buzzbait are producing well on top, while a white 4×4 Swim Jig fished slowly on top of and through the grass is producing the biggest bites.

One tip I’d like to share with you is to fish your walking style topwater baits on braided line with a 20 or 25lb monofilament leader joined by a modified albright knot.  The braided line will help you pop your topwater lure free from the grass more easily than fishing it on straight mono.  It also helps increase your hook and land ratio.

The Oakley Big Bass Tour is coming up this weekend on Lake Guntersville and should be a fun event with many big fish caught.

I have Oct 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 29th-31st available for trips on either Guntersville or Smith Lake.