Tackling Guntersville Lake's Largemouth Bass of SummerAuthor: Captain Reed Montgomery | Posted: 07/29/2011
Is it possibly because of the lure choice these anglers are fishing with? Or is it they are not fishing in the right spot? Or maybe its the time of day they are fishing the wrong lure in the wrong place!
Knowing what to throw, is all an angler may be laking in. Even with most regular visitors of Guntersville lake, their keen knowledge is often missing some type of special lure info.
This lake is loaded with many types of aqautic weeds. Especially choked-out lake wide with thick, stringy-type millfoil weeds and hydrilla weeds. It even has lilly pads and other types of aquatic weeds. And frogs.
Frog imitations excell during the summer months, day or night. Plainly put these bass eat a lot of frogs! Fishing with heavy pound test line of at least 20 pound test mono or 50 pound test braid and using good, strong dependable equipment is a must.
Keep in mind you are targeting some very big bass and you must be ready. Or go home with another long, sad tale of, "the one that got away! "
But having plenty of fake frogs and getting the bites with good equipment is not all that is needed! Sharp hooks and a good landing net will be needed too! Leave nothing to chance!
(For more on fishing with frogs see the article; "Fun With Frogs and Rats" on my website; www.fishingalabama.com)
If not fishing right in the weeds, then on this lake you will be fishing "near" the lakes weeds most of the time.
This means the use of more open water type lures. Even those topwater lures with dangling treble hooks that catch on weeds easily, can be manuevered in and among the lake's weeds, weed patches, weedy lanes and weed points found within or around the weeds.
Weightless lures like Gary Yamamoto's Senkos (in watermelon colors of course), or Zoom's Trick worms and Zoom's Flukes (white or bubblegum colors on either lure choice!) and other weightless fished lures are deadly in any depths.
Great lure choices for the often slow and sluggish summertime bass of Guntersville Lake living in water temps near 90 degrees!
"Bass in the grass" on Alabama's largest, man made impoundment Guntersville Lake should be your thoughts as you practice knowing what to throw this summer season...on a lake loaded with big, trophy-sized largemouth bass!
Thanks and good Fishin
About The Author: Captain Reed Montgomery
Company: Reeds Guide Service
Area Reporting: All Alabama Lakes
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