schooling fish

2013-06-02 19:35:50
Guntersville Lake, Alabama - Freshwater Fishing Report
mid lake
Curtis Staley

Fishing the past week has been really hot. A few days the schools were on fire and we had really good numbers of 60 to 80 fish per day and on those really good days we were having 20 to 30 fish a day over 4 pounds. On a few other days the schools were not as active and you really had to work them to catch them and the numbers were lower and around 25 to 30. On the days when the schools are really hot they will come to the top schooling and when you are reeling one in there would be 6 to 10 other fish chasing him in. Yesterday one of the boys with me actually had 2 four pounders on the same cast with a crankbait.

One day this past week the wife was out with me while I was looking for some new areas and I got on a group and every cast for an hour I caught a fish. There were some stripe mixed in with them but the bass ranged from 3 to 5 pounds.

The best bait for me right now is a crankbait but we are also catching fish on football jigs, swimbaits, spoons, a-rigs, and a carolina rig. Fish are from 12 to 24 feet of water.If you like to stay shallower and around the grass there is a good flipping bite going on along with some topwater.

This week is covered up but I do have Thursday the 6th still available if anyone wants it. The following week I have the 11th,13th and the 15th.

Good Luck out there.

Curt Staley's Pro Guide Service

Lake Guntersville, AL

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Cell # is 256-990-0376

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Curtis Staley

About The Author: Captain Curtis Staley

Company: Curt Staley's Pro Guide Service

Area Reporting: Lake Guntersville ,AL

Bio: Professional guide and tournament angler and owner of Curt Staley's Pro Guide Service on beautiful Lake Guntersville in northeast Alabama.

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