The rains really tore the lake up

2013-07-16 10:54:13
Guntersville Lake, Alabama - Freshwater Fishing Report
Mid Lake
Curtis Staley

All The rain really took its toll on the lake. The water is still really muddy on the river and flats just off from the river. The water got so high that many of the docks at the ramps were under water and the big can buoys on the river channel have big grass heaps hanging off from them from where the buoys were pulled under from all the current. I have seen several buoys that have been pulled out of place also. The water level is back to being about normal level but will take several more days to clean up.

The key right now is to find the clean water. On Friday the clients and I fished a place that was still somewhat clean and caught 6 or 7 but had a few good ones and we went back to hit it again in the afternoon the mud had really moved in and we never had a bite but we found one clean pocket of water in the area and caught 15 or so and even seen them school there. We ended up with around 50 for the day. It was the same deal on Sat. and Monday. If you found the clean water you would get bit and sun has played a big factor in the bite to. If it is cloudy the bite has been slower but when the sun is bright it has really been pulling the shad up.

We are still catching fish from the grass beds and have some deep also. The same baits are working shallow or deep. Worms, jigs, flukes, spinnerbaits, top water popping baits, crankbaits, scroungers. Just about anything you fish will get bit it seems like.

I have some days open if anyone wants to go.

I am also offering trips at a discounted price to fish from your boat and help with your electronics. I have both lowrance and hummingbird units so I can help with both.

Good Luck out there and keep it safe.

Curt Staley's Pro Guide Service

Lake Guntersville, Al


Cell # is 256-990-0376

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clients and myself
clients and myself

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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