Lake Guntersville Fishing Report
by: Captain Jake Davis
Lake Guntersville Forecast – What a turn around on Guntersville; so far this spring the Mighty “G” really shined for all levels of anglers. I look for May to be no different than March and April. With fish in post and pre-spawn patterns and the famed arrival of the shad spawn during the second and third weeks for the month.
Over the past month we found our fish in 1 to 25 foot of water on a combination of baits, ranging from Assassinator Buzz Baits, Rattle Baits, Swim Baits, Rapala DT-6, 10, 16 crankbaits, Tightline football head jigs with Missile Baits trailers to single swim baits and Missile baits D-Bombs.
May will bring us a terrific spinner bait and top water bite, look for pop-r’s, spooks, Sammy’s and buzz baits to be the talk of the lake. Anglers should not forget the deep crank bait bite; Guntersville has a history of producing huge sacks of fish in May when angler employ deep diving crank baits such as Rapala DT 16 or DT 20 crankbaits on drops and channel grass.
Water temperatures range between 66 to 72 degrees.
Now is the time to plan your late spring trip to Guntersville, call me to reserve a date; May will bring the shad spawn and a great top water season. The ledge bite will start in late May and early June.