The fish are running in groups right now

2015-01-02 13:42:27
Guntersville Lake, Alabama - Freshwater Fishing Report
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Curtis Staley

I got out on Wednesday to start checking some areas and getting ready for the busy season ahead. I have fished at least 3 days a week since November but a lot of those days were spent crappie fishing and filling the freezer for the summer. With the water temp being between 48 and 51 degrees I had a good idea of where to start looking with the amount of grass we still have. After idling around and a little looking with the graphs I found what I was looking for in 8 to 12 feet of water on some outside grass lines close to deeper water I marked several groups of fish. The winds were light and I caught fish on a jerkbait and a trap and ended up with 17 in around 5 hours. I didn't catch any big fish but solid 3 to 3 lb fish. I know there are some big ones there because I could see them on the graph. I got back out on Thursday doing a little fishing with my son an we hit a few areas from the day before and our first bite was a really good one that looked between 5 or 6 lbs but he pulled loose at the boat on a jerkbait. We switched over to the trap and a swimbait and caught six in the next few hours and then called it a day after around 3 hours of fishing and light rain that had moved in. The fish seem to be running in groups and when you started marking them you would get bit but they are roaming the areas and you had to do some searching to keep up with them.

I am not one to complain about much but on another note the bow hunters out there need to start taking a little responsibility and properly start disposing of there kill rather than to start just dumping them on the side of the ramps to stink up the area. A lot of our revenue is from out of state people who come to fish our great fishery and when they pull up to the ramps and that is the first thing they see it starts bad publicity. Take some pride in our lake and lets take care of it a little.

Good luck

Curt Staley's Pro Guide Service

Lake Guntersville, Al


Cell 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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