Guntersville Lake HelpPosted by blockel on March 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm
Alright Gents, I’ve booked my first trip to Guntersville for this weekend and I’ll be staying in big spring creek. I heard the grass is a big deal at Guntersville but I don’t know much else about it. Any insight (baits, lures, gears, community holes, good restaurants, etc.) would be greatly appreciated!
MemberMarch 14, 2016 at 1:31 am
Hot baits will be red traps, chatter baits, and swim jigs. Grass isn’t necessarily a big deal this time of year as it hasn’t started growing really good. There will be some new grass in areas, but don’t lose sleep over grass. For areas, if you come out of spring creek and go across the river channel and under the big bridge, Alreds will be on the right. Those islands inside of Alreds should be on fire. Look at the Navionics webapp too.
MemberMarch 14, 2016 at 2:39 pm
Thanks for the help, Krogers! I’ll be studying Navionics religiously this week, I know my boss will appreciate it 😆 . What’s the water clarity like on Guntersville, do jerkbaits play a role this time of year or is the water too dirty for that?
MemberMarch 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm
Fun time of year to be on the Big G!! Big water and can be a bit intimidating. Look for humps that are 2′ to 8′ that preferrably have grass or shell. You can feel the shell with a c rig. Those humps are everywhere so keep moving till you find a few with fish and then fish em hard. The humps between the power lines and Water Front are always good. If you go into Water Front store make sure you get the chicken on a stick. Worth the trip alone!! C rig brush hogs, red eye shads and AL rigs on the humps. If no good head to a bridge and fish all 4 sides of rip rap with AL rigs, cranks and jigs. The bridge behind the state park always produces. Up size your line or you will leave with a broken heart 🙂
MemberMarch 15, 2016 at 3:18 am
there are many bridges on guntersville that cross the back of coves. this time of year, crappie swarm under the bridge pilings and so do the bass to eat them. There is always a bunch of boats tied up under the bridges but you can fish around them. swimbaits! I personally prefer the reaction innovations skinny dipper with a bullet nose weight. I was in a club about 5 years ago and a guy one our tournament with 28 lbs one day by simple dropping a wacky rig round the pilings. My other favorite is flipping all the deep water boat docks. You’ll need a gps and good map card but there are lots of “ditches” that run down the riprap from the bridges and bass spawn in the bottom.
This is at goose pond. There are many, many videos like this on youtube and you can watch others do the same thing. Many a big tournaments have been one like this.
MemberMarch 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm
Alright guys, I’m heading out today after work and I wanted to thank everyone for your help.
Short list of lures are:
– Cranks (lip and lipless)
– Jig (regular and swim)
– Texas rig (flipping)
– Finesse (drop-shot and shakey head)
It looks like a cold front will be passing through (mid to high 50s w/ potential showers) during my stay so it might be tough but we’ll see. Hopefully I’ll have some nice pics and reports to post when I get back! Thanks again!
MemberMarch 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm
Good luck dude. I heard from a friend that lives down there that the northerners were ruining fishing for everyone down there. Being rude and encroaching when they saw someone catch a fish. Keep your cool and tight lines.
MemberMarch 18, 2016 at 7:08 pmquote Krogers79:
Thanks, man. That’s a shame to hear. I have heard that Guntersville might be the must pressured bodies of water in the US so I’m fully anticipating seeing some interesting things. Nevertheless, that’ll never me, I’m not much for community holes. I would much rather find my own stuff.
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