Lake Guntersville Weekly Fishing Report from Captain Mike Gerry

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Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 3/25/2023

With the better weather in site it showing as a great lead into the month of April, the bass are
near the spawning beds and in many cases there already laying out. The bite is good if you
can get on top of active fish, if you do you really have a great time. The bass are still on the
move so one day the good spot may have changed from the day or week before.

The baits are narrowing down some as we concentrated on fewer baits this week with Missile
bait 48 stick bait being #1 and SPRO Aruka shad #2 with Tight-Line swim jigs rigged with
Missile Bait Spunk Shad trailers # 3. We did throw other baits, but these were the top

Bladed Jigs Around Grass

Over the many years of lure development no lure has been as effective around grass as the
bladed jig; now has been named many things, Chatter baits, Vibrating jigs and more. The
bottom line is they have taken over where the rattle bait left off with a natural Shad look that
moves, vibrates and attracts bites with great results. The thing is not all Bladed jigs are the
same and picking one style that suits your fishing Zen can make you a better fisherman.

have found that the look of the bladed jig and results can be extremely different dependent
on the lake, your fishing and the depth and structure your targeting.
Many times the head shape and size has a lot to do with how that particular jig works,
especially around grass. As an example, take the different head designs, some work well
through the grass others get caught up, some drop naturally others are bulky and don’t look
natural. Blades are all over the place as blades are all made differently giving them different
action around cover. I have fished some that seem to always be hanging up in the grass while
others move naturally, many of the blades are different styles creating a juggernaut of
different movements, some work well and attract bites others not so much. The key is what
fits your fishing style and the type of cover you fish most of the time as deeper lakes are very
different than shallow grassy lakes and different looks give different results.

Around grassy lakes like Guntersville you’re doing a lot of stopping and dropping and fast and
slow movement forcing you to have to work around the grass and catch fish with different
presentations. Finding the bladed jig that works best in this structure can be different than
others lakes or other types of structure like rocky bottoms or lots of standing timber. All you
can do is sort it out over time as you work on different styles of bladed jigs; you will be
successful as this bait is a naturally fish catcher and once you pick a style that fits you, success
will come and it will become one of your favorite baits.

Come fish with me I have days available to fish with you, the crappie bite is excellent, and the
bass bite is good all said there are good times ahead. We fish with great sponsor products,
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Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
Call: 256 759 2270
Capt. Mike Gerry