Guntersville Lake's Big Wintertime Bass

2010-12-09 13:51:02
Guntersville Lake, Alabama - Freshwater Fishing Report
Mid to lower lake, creeks and pockets
Reed Montgomery

This week's cold fronts have lowered the lake's water temperatures from the mid-60's two weeks ago, to the mid-40's!

Recent nighttime lows in the upper teens and some days not even showing daytime highs exceeding 50 degrees has made for some tough conditions on Guntersville Lake, Alabama's oldest, man made impoundment.

Prior to that cold front heavy rains created stained water conditions in the lake's headwaters and some major feeder creeks.

Cold, muddy water conditions are the worst conditions a wintertime angler can face. Fishing the lower lake is best right now with the clearer water clarity. But it will get better!

* This weekend's weather shows 60 degrees!

Big bass still, have got to eat. So using lures that simulate a mouth full meal may be the ticket to getting that bigger bass bite.

Big worms in the 10-12 inch lengths. Oversized jig combos or bigger than normal plastic crayfish imitations, big tube baits, or big lizards may be the ticket for tempting that bass of a life time.

Or you can go small and try for a finesse bite!

Although slow natured in water temps of mid to upper 40's these rather sluggish largemouth bass will still hit many other types of lures.

Like deep diving crankbaits, rattletraps, heavy spinnerbaits dropped or slow rolled, and even shallow-to-mid running crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits and jigging spoons all fished with a slow stop-and-go presentation.

So give it a try, bundle up, and fish hard this winter season it just may produce that bass of life time...but only if your there!

Or you can always call on Reeds Guide Service...first! (205)663-1504 Guntersville Lake's oldest (and all of Alabama's oldest), professional "bass fishing only" guide service for over 40 years"

Thanks and Good Fishin' Reed Montgomery Owner of Reeds Guide Service Birmingham, Alabama. E-mail or see my Website:

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass
Bait Used: None
Tackle Used: See report
Method Used: slow around thick weeds
Water Depth: 20 feet or less
Water Temperature: mid to upper 40's
Wind Direction: northerly
Wind Speed: 5 - 10 m.p.h.
Big Guntersville Lake Bass!
Big Guntersville Lake Bass!

Winter is the time for big Guntersville Lake largemouth bass!
Winter is the time for big Guntersville Lake largemouth bass!

Reed Montgomery

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

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