This venue has national recognition for largemouth bass. Most anglers come to Gunterville Lake to fish for largmouth bass. However, Guntersville Lake is also home to a variety of fish species like bream, bluegill, redear sunfish, longear sunfish, crappie, sauger, and catfish. Guntersville is one of the best places for kayak anglers because of its numerous boat ramps.
Lake Guntersville is the largest lake in Alabama at 67,900 acres and is fed by the Tennessee River. There are 949 miles of shoreline along this 75-mile-long lake in which to choose your favorite fishing spot. Anglers regularly catch largemouth bass over ten pounds. Spotted bass are up to five pounds—Head toward the creeks, bridges, or grassy flats for the best luck.
While the lake is as deep as 45 feet in some areas, the average depth is closer to 15 feet, which means a lot of shallow areas. Some creeks are as low as two feet in the winter months. Take care when navigating Lake Guntersville, as there are areas of weed beds and stump fields. Other bottoms are sand, gravel, and mud. Pay attention to the buoy system to avoid running into trouble.
Due to this habitat, the gamefish is prime, and tournaments are held almost every weekend. There is a 15-inch minimum for black bass. Try for bream in the spring and early summer and crappie in the spring and fall. Sauger and walleye are caught heading upstream in the winter and early spring.
Guntersville Lake Fish:
Guntersville Lake boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Guntersville Lake.