Tough Fall Bass FishingAuthor: Captain Mike Gerry | Posted: 10/07/2012
After so many years in a row of tough fall fishing, I have to ask what is going on that has slowed the bite so drastically over this period on Lake Guntersville. My conclusion comes down to a series of disturbing events that make me wonder how we can affect the change that has caused the slow fishing we are seeing.
My conclusions are many and all stem from the lack of lake of management on Lake Guntersville; here are my thoughts. The first thing is I believe the bass are deep into the thickest grass, if the lake was being managed for the grass "not destroyed" the lake would be more productive in these hot fall days. The grass needs to be cut up into shorter mats or small sections allowing for access thru the grass mats. This would drive the bass out of the grass and we would see more movement.
Secondly, Lake Guntersville needs a restocking program I have said this for years and I still believe it is necessary, not because the numbers of fish are reduced, but rather to improve the numbers of small bass; small fish are just easier to catch and the average fisherman can have more fun. This would improve the fishing tremendously as the small bass school more and are more aggressive when the numbers are high.
Also, the state has not regulated the size of the bass in regards to keeping fish to eat in many years; I believe the meat eaters, being allowed to keep 10 fish per day per person need to be adjusted. The state just amended many lakes throughout the state and left Guntersville alone and this is a mistake. I believe the size and numbers both need to be adjusted for the numbers of fisherman we are seeing on the lake.
Lastly, I don't know if many of you have noticed but Guntersville is becoming a safe haven for pelicans, besides the endless number of cormorants; these birds are eating 100,000 pounds of fish a month and need to be managed. They are destroying the numbers of small fish, and need attention!
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