Guntersville Lake Winter Warming Trends Best LuresAuthor: Captain Reed Montgomery | Posted: 02/10/2011
Water temperatures can soar into the upper 50's and could be close to 60 degrees or better by the end of next week. This can mean a sudden change in your lure selections as well!
After guiding on Guntersville lake for over 40 years, I've seen these warming trends call for a selection of lures to be fished in shallow to deep water around Guntersville lakes varied weeds.
Some bass will only move a short distance from their winter homes, into pre spawn locations like around points, around islands, along main lake flats, around rip-rap rocks, and along creek channel drops and weedy flats near deep water.
Calling for the use of lures like deep diving crankbaits, heavy spinnerbaits either dropped or slow rolled along deep weedlines, and both floating and suspending jerkbaits, rattle traps or other lipless lures and a variety of lures fished on or near bottom.
But do not rule out Guntersville lakes very shallow bass too! Some bass live in shallow water year round. They may be in 1-3 feet of water hitting lures like buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, frogs, floating worms and soft jerkbaits.
Or like a lot of anglers are currently fishing, finesse worms on jig heads or lures like Yamamoto's Senkos rigged weightless too.
Around thin weeds or along thick matted weedlines small crankbaits, small jerkbaits and small spinnerbaits may be needed for some skittish bass that have not seen many lures in the last few months. Most prespawn bass may be in clear water situations calling for downsizing your lures.
The latter part of next week will feature nighttime lows in the 40's and daytime highs of near 70 degrees!
Coupled with next Friday, February 18 Full Moon, conditions could be just right for these bass to begin their ritual of first making the beds and then, if warming trends continue, bedding bass may be seen by the first week of March!
So make plans now to head to Alabama's Guntersville Lake next week, for it can only get better as waters warm! Or you can call on Reeds Guide Service...first! Call (205) 663-1504 to book your trip or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org today
Thanks, Reed Montgomery
Owner of Reeds Guide Service Birmingham, Alabama. "Guiding on Guntersville Lake and all other Alabama lakes for over 40 years..."
About The Author: Captain Reed Montgomery
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Bio: Captain Reed Montgomery a Birmingham, Alabama native Guides on all of Alabama\'s Lakes for all species of Bass. Alabamas Oldest Professional Freshwater Guide Service For Over 40 Years. Website www.fishingalabama.com