Guntersville Lake Fishing Report 03.08.12

Submitted by Reeds Guide Service

Submitted on 03/08/2012
GUNTERSVILLE LAKE LAKE - ALABAMA'S TENNESSEE RIVER SYSTEM
By Reed Montgomery / Reeds Guide Service
Birmingham, Alabama (205) 663-1504 
Website: www.fishingalabama.com
" Over 40 Years Guiding, Fishing and Exploring Every Lake in Alabama For Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass and Striped Bass "
Always Call on Reeds Guide Service...First! Alabama's (and Lay lake's), Oldest Professional, Freshwater Fishing Guide Service!
 
Impounded 1939
Lake Level: Down 1/2 foot
Water Temperature: mid 50's morning / 60 evenings
Water Clarity: Some Creeks stained from recent rain, lower lake clear
Air Temperature: High low 60's / Low - low 50's
Weather: Warm all this coming week. Lows upper-50's / Highs low 70's / Rain Thunderstorms Friday   
 
 
 
* AFTER GUIDING ON MANY OF ALABAMA'S LAKES FOR THE LAST TEN DAYS THIS TRIP TOPPED THEM ALL!
 
 
 
 
 
 AN ALABAMA FATHER AND SON FISHING TEAM HIT THE MOTHER LODE ON ALABAMA'S "BIG BASS FACTORY"  GUNTERSVILLE LAKE
CATCHING OVER 50 LARGEMOUTH BASS AND ONE WEIGHING 9 POUNDS!
--  WHILE FISHING WITH REED MONTGOMERY OF REEDS GUIDE SERVICE  --
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Since January I have been on the go. We have fished for smallmouth bass (three 5 pounders!) on the Tennessee River System Lake's Pickwick lake and Wilson lake. I also targeted (and we caught) some big striped bass (some 10-25 pounds!) fishing with residents of Smith Lake and fishing with some trophy striped bass hunters on Alabama's Lake Martin, with only a few stripes weighing in the 5-10 pound class...but a lot of fun!. 
 
Another two day guided fishing trip with two anglers on Alabama's Guntersville lake. Fishing for two consecutive days proved to be slow on day one, due to recent rains and cold, stained water in the low-50's at mid lake. But day two we fished near the lower lake's dam and they hooked into a dozen nice keeper size bass and 3 bass exceeding 5 pounds, including one 7 pounder! That made up for day one!
 
The Coosa River lake's Neely Henry lake (we easily had a limit of spotted bass weighing 15 pounds on topwater lures and rattletraps!) and Logan Martin lake and Jordan lake also showing "spinnerbait caught" spots and largemouth bass, some in the 3-5 pound range. With one exceptional day last Wednesday while fishing in the pouring down rain on Jordan Lake showing 5 bass close to 20 pounds, all caught on buzz baits and my trusty zara super spook!
 
One recent father and son guided fishing trip in early March to Alabama's largest, man made impoundment, Guntersville lake, produced several 4-5 pound bass, a 6 pound bass, a 7 pounder, and the young teenage boy caught his biggest bass ever, a 9 pounder!
 
* But out of all of these recent guided fishing trips, there was one trip when I was not guiding. This one fishing trip really made my day...personally, as I was fishing all alone on a cloudy day in the upper 60's, on Alabama's Lay lake during the first week of March. Here's how that trip went;
 
A VERY MEMORABLE DAY ON GUNTERSVILLE LAKE
 
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* THIS IS WHAT I'VE MENTIONED...ALL THROUGHOUT 2011! MARCH AND APRIL ARE BIG BASS MONTHS ON GUNTERSVILLE LAKE!
 
I've been telling past clients of Reeds Guide Service as we left other lakes in the past, "Give me a call in the spring for some really big bass on Guntersville Lake."
 
Well, that time is here, right now! Just this week we had several largemouth bass weighing 4-5 pounds including one weighing 6 pounds, another close to 7 pounds, and a nine pounder. This was all in one day with well over 50 bass all taken in shallow weedy water of 1-3 foot depths! I've also heard of several bass weighing 8-9 pounds and one weighing over 10 pounds all caught this week! Here's how our day went recently fishing on Guntersville Lake;
 
A Father and 13 year old Son fishing team fished with me on Sunday, March 4 - Day one of a two day fishing trip, on a very busy lake that day with dozens of bass boats seen fishing nearby, on every stop we made. And lots of heavily pressured bass! We watched (Ken and his son Chase), as boat after boat fished the A-rig everywhere!
 
It was a cold morning in the low 30's with highs in the upper 50's and we did not see but one angler catch a bass! A very slow day for us as well with only a couple of four pounders we fooled on suspending jerk baits, fished erratically, to fool a few bass, among the crowds of anglers always nearby. It was almost to the point of ridiculous.
 
But Monday...ahhh! What a major difference a weekday can make, especially when fishing on a lake that gets pounded by weekend anglers every week of the entire year!
 
As we launched the boat I immediately noticed it was warmer! The lows were in the mid 40's, about 10 degrees warmer than the day before. In addition the 20 m.p.h. winds we experienced Sunday were all but gone with mild 5 m.p.h. winds to greet us as we headed out to our destination; A spot that was crowded with a dozen boats the day before we had given up on, as their lures had practically splashed water on us they were so close. In addition, today we were the only anglers at the boat ramp at 7 a.m.!
 
We had tried all kinds of lures Sunday, most to no avail. Normally you can fish spinnerbaits, shallow running crankbaits, suspending jerk baits, swim baits and rattling lipless lures and at least elicit a few strikes. Even topwater lures and loads of lures fished on or near bottom will work at times. Still, I really do not think it was the conditions. It had to be the highly pressured bass we were targeting in shallow water, just like another dozen weekend anglers), so these bass were getting beat up pretty bad on every location we fished Sunday.
 
But like said, "Monday was a new day"
 
Ken and his son Chase were from Montgomery, Al. I knew they had planned this two day father and son fishing trip for a while and it was special. I also knew I had to put them on some good bass regardless of the conditions, where we fished, or how many other anglers were around us. My work was cut out for me and it had not gone to good the day before.
 
They had fished hard all day Sunday with very few bites and no complaints at all. Some of the most attentive and pleasant company I've fished with in a long time. No, not every angler is perfect, but these two anglers came real close. A real joy to spend two days fishing with on Guntersville lake...where any cast you can be a hero...or a zero.
 
Today I had decided not to return to the spots we caught the jerk bait bass, but instead to fish a spot we did not get a bite in Sunday. As we arrived at our destination we were greeted with a beautiful sight. No, I'm not talking about not the now rising sun (although it was), but the fact that there was not one boat in sight and calm waters with bait fish activity and busting bass very evident. Meaning feeding bass!
 
Both anglers began by fishing with either Strike King's Rattling lipless lures, "the Red Eye Shad" or Bill Lewis Rattle traps, in Rayburn Red/crayfish colors. Half ounce models. It proved to be an excellent lure choice as Chase immediately hooked into the days first bass. A big bass we all saw! Sadly it came off the hook.
 
Meanwhile his dad hooked up and landed a nice five pounder. Chase got his lure back in the water, gained his composure from the lost bass and he then hooked up again. This time he landed it, another five pounder. But this was just the beginning. Little did we know, today the action would be non stop, until we reluctantly had to quit.
 
As the day went on it got even better on every location we fished and as midday wore on the bass just kept on getting bigger. Almost non stop big bass action the entire day! When it was all over (I had even joined them with so many bass biting and we stayed an extra 30 minutes!) I would say in all we had at least 75 bites, with some real nice "lost bass" and only a few smaller ones under 2 pounds, but probably 50 plus bass we successfully landed in all.
 
Ken eventually caught a 7 pounder! Not to be topped, Chase caught an even bigger one that put up a very lengthy battle, pulling off drag, that weighed 9 pounds! The biggest bass of his life! He was overjoyed and Ken had a smile beaming all the way across his bearded face! Chase also caught a Grinnel (or some call it a mud fish or bowfin) that looked to be about 10 pounds, that went absolutely crazy, with him hoping it was bass, before he saw his first grinnel ever! A mean tackle-testing fish but a lot of fun!
 
What a day! One we all will always remember. In all we had at least five - 5 pound bass, several dozen 3-4 pounders, a 6 pounder, one weighing 7 pounds and Chase's monster bass...a nine pounder! No joke and we've got a dozen pictures we took before we let them go! What would that 5 bass weight be?
 
Lets see, a 9,7,6, two more weighing 5 pounds each, that adds up to five bass weighing about 32 pounds! Or ten bass weighing well over 50 pounds! Not a bad day by any anglers standards! While fishing on a spring day with Reeds Guide Service, "Alabama's oldest professional -- bass fishing only-- guide service for over 40 years"
 
Always call on Reeds Guide Service...first! Booking trips now for Spring! Don't miss out, call today (205) 663-1504 to book your trip to Guntersville lake or any Alabama lake! Same rates for either one or two anglers! Discounts on two days or more trips! You may catch that trophy bass of a lifetime! Click on the "guide service" link on my website www.fishingalabama.com for more info!
 
Thanks and Good Fishin'
Reed Montgomery
 
More reports soon!
 
* Pictures - As you can see (if there is a picture with this report, if not, see it on my Website www.fishingalabama.com / Guntersville lake and other lake reports)  From the smile on this father and son fishing team's faces (like other anglers that fish with me), they had a good time catching all those big, Tennessee River largemouth bass in early March of 2012! There will be several pictures with this report!
 
* On Guntersville Lake in March, there are always some big cooperating pre spawn bass to target! But first, you have got to be there, to even have a chance at fooling one into biting! Now is the time for big trophy bass on Guntersville lake! March, April, May and June, before it gets hot this summer!
 
Or you can always call on Reeds Guide Service...first! " Alabama's oldest, professional - bass fishing only - guide service for over 40 years."
 
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* REEDS GUIDE SERVICE
Only one professional, Alabama fishing guide service can claim to be "Alabama's oldest professional fishing guide service." Guiding on Guntersville Lake and all of Alabama's Lakes for over 40 years. Reed Montgomery, owner of Reeds Guide Service based out of Birmingham, Alabama has taken anglers from all over the globe to fish all of Alabama's many lakes. Offering bass fishing state wide, year round. Targeting largemouth bass, spotted bass, smallmouth bass and striped bass.
 
(See: the pictures link on my Website  www.fishingalabama.com).
 
Same rates for either one or two anglers with discount rates available on two day trips, to any Alabama lake. We welcome (with several qualified guides and insured boats), corporate guided trips, family outing fishing trips, parent and child learning trips, lake residents, both the tournament angler and the novice angler. All are welcome!
 
Call today (205) 663-1504 or E-mail me alabassgyd@aol.com for more info. Or see my Website www.fishingalabama.com for my guide service info, seasonal fishing tips and lake reports for all of Alabama's lakes, including fishing articles, fishing links, pictures and more!
 
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Reed has been on "Good Day Alabama" for over 8 years (this month!), on Birmingham's WBRC Fox 6 Television (seen state wide). Mark your calendar and make plans to tune in to "Good Day Alabama" morning show! Reed's next live appearance will be Tuesday morning just after 8 a.m. on March 27 2012!
 
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Thanks and Good Fishin '
 
Reed Montgomery / Outdoor Writer
Owner / Reeds Guide Service
Alabaster, Alabama (205) 663-1504
E-mail: alabassgyd@aol.com
Website;: www.fishingalabama.com
" Over 40 Years Guiding, Fishing and Exploring Every Lake in Alabama For Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass and Striped Bass "
Always Call on Reeds Guide Service...first!
Alabama's Oldest Professional, Freshwater Fishing Guide Service!