Fishing Reports

For Lake Guntersville, AL

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville, Lake Guntersville Fishing Guide 1-23-16

I really wish this weather would make its mind up. We have went from extreme floods and massive amounts of current and high muddy water to the water level being low and starting to clear up and then right back to flood warnings which then turned into snow and more high winds that have muddied the water back up. I am so ready for some warm weather. Anyways I just wanted to pass a little info along from a few of the days I have spent out on the water preparing for the spring rush. I have been catching fish from 2 to 12 feet of water on a ¾ oz. trap and a spinnerbait and a ½ oz. jig. I have had better luck out of the stained water and not the clean or muddy.  Most days a slower presentation has worked the best but on a few days they have wanted a faster retrieve. I have been targeting outside grass lines or deeper rock or shell mixed with some stumps and if you can find a few of those 50 yard sweet spots that have all of that then you have found the gold. I will post again when I get back out some next week after this extreme cold moves out. I still have dates open for February, March and April and a few left in May. If you would like to get out just send a text, email or give me a call.  With having the longest running guide service on Guntersville and guiding since 1997 I can help with all your needs. Curt Staley’s... read more

Fishing Report For Lake Guntersville, Al

With Christmas and the Holiday season behind us it is time to spend my days scouting for the big girls of the big G in preparation for the 2016 early spring fishing. Last year was really busy and it took a lot of effort to meet client’s needs. Looking back at my log book I was on the water at least ½ day from January 10 through the July 4th holiday weekend. 2015 was a demanding year and required a lot of flexibility to do my best to meet requests. As my bookings schedule for a week or month fills up I may have a week filled with a variation of full day trips and ½ day trips. A new customer would email, text or call looking for a certain day. To meet these heavy requests we did the following. Days is already booked with a full day trip 7:00 – 3:30 The second party met me at the doc and we fished from around 4:00 to dark. Adding on another ½ day trip to the same day. Some days required just the opposite – Meeting the second party after a half day and fishing 6-8 hours for the additional fishing guest. A couple days I had 3 half day trips. A couple trips I had clients with me that are routine repeat clients that have been fishing with me a few years, some since the beginning going back 15 years. They offered to split a full day into two half days which allowed time to take out a new visitor to the lake for a 4-6-8 hour trip.... read more

Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville on 8-21-15

The weather the past week has sucked with all the scattered storms we have had every day. I had to reschedule a few trips and was lucky to be able to reschedule them since they lived close. Even though some trips got cancelled I still got out some in between all the bad weather. That is one thing that is nice about living around 10 to 15 min. from most of the ramps. The best baits through all this bad weather have been swim jigs, spinnerbaits, and a swimbait. Covering as much water as possibly by letting the wind push the boat has worked well with the conditions. I have caught several 2 to 4 lb fish this past week by doing this. You will come into little areas and get several bites really quick.   I have dates open in Sept. and Oct. If you are planning a trip and want a little head start to maximize your fishing trip just give me a call or drop me an email. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service 256-990-0376 Lake Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville Bass, Guntersville Bass Guide  Mail to:... read more

Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, AL on 8-16-15

I have had the past few days off and have just spent them running down some new areas and trying to hunt down some big ones and I finally ran down some good ones. I had two over 7, a 6 and a 5 today and several other decent fish. I caught them the same ways I have been catching them the past month and that is flipping a big jig, swimming a big worm and a swim jig. I have a few more days to do some hunting before my trips start back up.   I have dates open in Sept. and Oct. If you are planning a trip and want a little head start to maximize your fishing trip just give me a call or drop me an email. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service 256-990-0376 Lake Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville Bass, Guntersville Bass Guide  Mail to:... read more

Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Al on 8-12-15

The past few days have been really tough and we have only boated 8 to 10 fish a day. I am not sure what they have done to me but I feel they are still there and I just haven’t hit them right or they just haven’t bit. Hopefully things change and in a hurry. We have flipped, fished worms, swam jigs, thrown spinnerbaits, top water and just can’t get things going. Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully things go better. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service 256-990-0376 Lake Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville Bass, Guntersville Bass Guide  Mail to:... read more

Fishing Report For Lake Guntersville, Al on 8-9-15

We had another great day today and boated around 35 fish total. We caught fish on big jigs flipped on the backside of the grass lines in 8 to 10 feet, 10” worms worked in the same areas but fished them out in the scattered grass along with a swim jig. We didn’t have any big bites today but as many 3 to 3 ½ lb fish as we caught it was a fun day. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service 256-990-0376 Lake Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville Bass, Guntersville Bass Guide  Mail to:... read more

4-6-15 Fishing Report / Tip Lake Guntersville, AL.

Fridays full moon along with the warm weather has pulled some big waves of fish up and they are bedding big time. Fish plastics in four feet or less. Lizards, brush hogs, senko’s or any type of small creature bait. Stay covering water and you will find small stretches where they are bedding big time and you will catch 5 to 10 fish really quick. Look for hard bottoms and keep your eyes open and you just might find that fish of a life time laying just feet from your bait.