Fishing Reports

Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Alabama 9-26-14

 

The water temp is starting to cool down some with the cool nights that have been around and the fish are starting to get more active. Some fish have finally moved in the mats and are biting a frog but flipping is the best way to go for us. Things should continue to get better and better and believe me, it is way over due. Small creature baits are working best with a 1oz. Weight. There are several mats that are starting to turn on and the frog bite should be wide open before long. Top water such as buzzbaits and horny toads should really start picking up along with a spinnerbait and a swimbait as the fall feed starts to get under way. I have some days available if anyone wants to go.

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
www.guntersvillebass.com
Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com
Cell # is 256-990-0376

  Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Alabama 9-20-14   The fishing the past few weeks has been work to say the least. This place is about a month behind right now. The grass has taken longer to mat up than I can remember in a long time. Normally the frog bite is wide open by now but I feel that it will turn on in the next few weeks. We are starting to find some areas with some blow holes in the mats but little to no noise in them. The fish should make the move in with the next cool front. The best deal going right now is flipping and when you hit them it is wise that everyone pitch in the same place or you swing it in and grab another rod and pitch it right in the same place. There may be 2,3 or 6 or 7 of them in the same 10 to 15 foot area. Several times when reeling one in you will see others following them. 10 foot is the best depth. If you don’t see bait or bream keep moving. You have got to have life. Some days we have 25 to 30 bites and some we only get 10 to 15 bites a day. Best 5 are usually 17 to 18 lbs and we have had days with 20 to 25 lbs for the best 5. We have hit some groups of really good fish and in a matter of 5 flips we catch three 5 to 6 ½ lb fish. I have days open if anyone wants to go and if you want to reserve a day for frog fishing start planning now because its fixing to happen. I haven’t posted due to some severe comp. problems but I have fished pretty much everyday the past month. I plan on posting some pics in the next report but I am still having problems getting them uploaded.

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service
Lake Guntersville, Al
www.guntersvillebass.com
Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com
Cell – 256-990-0376

    Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Alabama 6-28-14   Fishing has really slowed down some over the past few weeks. We are still catching some really good ones but you have just got to work the areas for the big ones. Crankbaits are the deal for us and we are fishing them in every depth from 4 to 20 feet. We are also catching our fish on swimbaits, jigs and worms and some on topwater. Last week there was a big mayfly hatch and it really had the fish going crazy. We are still seeing a lot of schooling action but that is best in the mornings and evenings with a few scattered schools coming up through the day.   I have some days available if anyone wants to go. I am just know starting to slow down a bit. I already have a bunch booking for next year as far out as May so if you are wanting to get a jump on things and get in on some of the best times of the year just give me a call of shoot me an email.   Good luck out there and drink plenty of fluids. This heat will really take it out of you.   Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersveille, Alabama www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376     Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Alabama 5-18-14

150 catch days are awesome

Schooling bass make for exciting days

Fishing the past few weeks has been awesome. The best day we have had we boated around 150 between me and 2 others. They are the ones in all the pics and we only put ones over 5lbs in the box for some pics. There is no telling how many 4 lbers we tossed back over the few days we fished. Check out the two he caught on the same crankbait.   We have hit schools of fish so big that when you reel one in we have seen as many as 30 or 40 chase them back. I know that sounds far fetched but things half to be just right for the big schools to get really active. Most of the time you will see 5,6,7, follow one back. The right amount of current and wind really helps things. Some days when the schools have been really active we didn’t even bother to take pics, when they are going you have got to keep baits in the water to keep them going. On Wed. as the front approached we got on a group and caught 20 over 5 lbs and I made 7 cast and caught 5 fish between 5 and 7 lbs. One of my clients was trying to see if we were reeling the same speed and we would cast together and start reeling to see if we had the same retrieve and we couldn’t even finish because one would bite. We haven’t caught the big numbers everyday. We have been having a couple really good days each week and most days catching 30 to 40. This cool front that moved in slowed them up as I seen the water temp fall from 79 to 71 in some of my main areas and all the wind really stirred the water up and stained it. Things should start to stabilize and get back here to where it should be in a few days with the warm weather moving back in as the week goes on. I have days open if anyone wants to go. If you are wanting to learn some things about your sonar and sidescan now is the time. A lot of the fish we are catching we see on the sidescan before we ever make a cast. Good luck out there.

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
www.guntersvillebass.com
Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com
Cell # – 256-990-0376

  Fishing report for Lake Guntersville, Alabama 5-3-13

Long time Professional bass fishing guide Curt Staley and Guests

Quality Guntersville Lake Bass

One of my favorite times of the year is finally here and it will only get better and better. The fish are finally getting into big schools and when you catch one there will be several others follow them in. We have had a few days here lately that we have caught 30 or 40 in a couple hours when the schools are going. Big fish, decent fish and small fish are all mixed in. You might catch 10 3 lbers and then catch 5 5lbers. If you can stay on them and keep them biting it is unreal. There are more and more fish showing up daily and places that I fished a few days ago and didn’t have much luck on or hardly marked any fish on are loaded now. Worms, jigs, swimbaits, crankbaits are working the best. I have the 9th, 16th and 18th 20th, 21st,23rd and 25th open in the next few weeks if anyone wants to get out for a day. Good luck.

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
www.guntersville.com
Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com
Cell # – 256-990-0376

    Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Alabama 4-27-14

Lake Guntersville is Awesome!

This place is on the verge of turning loose. The fish are in that little post spawn funk and you can mark them but they just aren’t firing up like they should. Everyday I head out I feel it could be the day that the big schools turn loose. They seem a little spooky and when you catch a few I feel they scatter and they just don’t stay going for a long period. Hopefully this afternoon will be they day I am waiting for. There are more and more showing up daily and when they go it will be like flipping the light switch. I have been waiting for this time frame all year. We are catching fish on worms,crankbaits,swimbaits,jigs. I have heard a few reports from some others that they are starting to catch them on spooks also. We are catching fish from 6 to 8 feet out to 15 feet of water. If you are planning to come the next few weeks are on are the time. I have May 2nd,5th,9th,15th and 16th open in the next few weeks if anyone wants to set a day up. As always If I am booked and you want to get out in the evening I can do it. Good luck

 Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
www.guntersvillebass.com
Email is guntersvillebass@gmail.com
Cell # is 256-990-0376
 
 

  Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Alabama 4-15-14

Lake Guntersville Bass, Fishing Guide Curt Staley - www.GuntersvilleBass.com

Good to see these young guys catching quality fish

This post is just to put some more of the pictures that I spoke about in my last post. We are catching fish on pretty much everything we fish and in a variety of depths from 2 to 4 and out to 15 foot. Some days we have caught 40 to 50 fish a day and some days are a little slower with around 20 per day but everyday we have caught some good ones. I have some days available this month still and some for May if anyone is wanting to get out. I have had several problems here lately with my website being hacked so if you happen to visit it and see something out of the ordinary please let me know. This last one changed my site and said I am a viagra discount store. I see humor in it but it is frustrating and it should be all worked out with the security service I have taking care of it. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Alabama www.guntersvillebass.com Email is – guntersvillebass.com Cell # – 256-990-0376   Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Alabama 4-14-14

Look at those kids and those Bass!

Guide Curt Staley making families happy – www.GuntersvilleBass.com – Lake Guntersville Alabama

The fishing the past few weeks has been really up and down along with the weather. We have had several days where we have caught 40 to 50 fish a day and then the next day we catch 20 or so. With the lack of grass the fish aren’t staying in one place for long periods like years past. We have caught fish on everything we have fished. All plastics, crankbaits, swimbaits, jigs are working and everyday is different on what they want the best. We have had a lot of big fish lately and I have so many pictures to post that I can’t put them all in this post. I will get better about doing reports but the past 30 days have been so busy I haven’t had time and by the way if anyone notices my website not working please let me know. I have had some problems here lately with it and any help is appreciated. Also if you had filled out my customer contact form and I didn’t answer I am sorry, someone hacked my forms and I changed it and they hacked my site. My computer guys are tracking everything for me. The pictures I am posting are in no certain order but I want to get every ones up and I am not sure what ones are from what days. Some of the pictures are some that clients have sent to me of some really big ones that they had caught off from some of the areas we fished on our trips. I have some days available in April and May if anyone wants to go. I think in the next week or two that this place is going to explode from what I have seen. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Alabama www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # – 256-990-0376   Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Al 3-26-14

Some Nice Guntersville Lake Bass

Fishing the last few weeks has been up and down. A few days we have seen them come up schooling running the shad and yes the water temp is in the upper 50’s and other days it is a grind. I am starting to think that this is the never ending winter. I think that when it finally warms up that every fish in the lake is going to be spawning and it will be like 3 or 4 years ago when it was so unreal. I have been covered up here lately and several days after fishing a full day I have dropped folks off and picked up others and fished until dark. It gets pretty tiring but I will do what ever to get everyone out and at least get them pointed in the right direction so they don’t spend there trip trying to figure something out and then it be time to head home. We have been catching fish on traps, swimbaits, a-rigs, jigs, jerkbaits, crankbaits but the hard thing is that you catch them here today and you won’t get a bite there tomorrow. I have days open if anyone wants to get out and I am booking for April and May every day so reserve ahead of time. This is all that I do along with several of the other guides so try not to wait until a few days before you arrive. We all will do whatever we can to get you out or set up with someone. Good luck and I have taken some pictures back at the ramp but only because some people have forgotten there camera and caught the big one. Some of the people I fished with I have run into the following days and they caught some big ones. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Alabama www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376

Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing Guide - 3-12-14

Another successful catch with our Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing Guide

Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville, Al 3-12-14

Fishing the past week has been up and down. Hitting several places but hitting each spot a few times through out the day is key for us. Sometimes they bite the first time and sometimes it’s the second time. You just never know when it will happen. Some places you can just sit on and you will catch them scattered through the day but at some point you will have magic hour and might catch 10 or so really quick. We are catching fish both shallow and deep. We have caught fish in a foot of water and we have caught fish from 20 feet of water. This warm weather we had in here really had the fish pulling up but with the front that moved in today and all the wind we have there is no telling what will happen out there tomorrow. We about got blown off the boat deck several times today and around noon we had to put it on the trailer. The lake is going to really muddy up with this mess blowing through but it should settle down in a few days. Traps and a-rigs are working best. The crankbait bite has all but died for me but I still have it out because I believe they will pick back up on it. Plastics are also catching some fish along with a jig. I have the 19th , 20th, 24th, 26th, 28th and 30th of this month open as of now if anyone wants a trip. I have several days in April still available since I had a late start this year. Good luck out there! Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # – 256-990-0376

Fishing report, Lake Guntersville, Alabama, 2-26-14

Curt with 3 different catches on the same day - Lake Guntersville Bass

Lake Guntersville Bass – Curt with 3 different catches on the same day -

Got out yesterday checking some more spots and had one of the best days I have had since I got started back. Best bait was a crankbait. We also caught fish on a trap but we didn’t have any big fish on it. Probably caught 25 or so and the picture is of my best 6 fish. We never stayed just working our best places , we bounced around a lot and believe me there is a lot of dead water out there.When you find them you find them and you might catch 10 or so in a 30 to 45 min. period and then they are done.We hit several on back to back cast also. I have found that if you leave them alone for a little while that byou can come back to them and the same thing will happen. The water was warming up great until this cold front came in. We had 55 degrees yesterday in a few places. I don’t know how much it dropped or what it done to the fish but I will find out on tomorrows trip. I don’t believe it will hurt them but we shall see. I have days open if anyone is wanting a trip. Just call or email me to set it up. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Alabama Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville, Al 2/24/14

Got out this afternoon checking out some new areas and found a pile. Had two around 7 lbs and some 4lbers. I lost 4 really big ones in the same area and was getting frustrated until I changed my hooks out. . Had my luck today on a crankbait in 9 to 12 feet of water. I have also been catching fish on a trap, a-rig, jig, jerkbait and a swimbait. I will be back out tomorrow checking out some more areas getting ready for my trips coming up. I have days open if anyone is interested. With me getting such a late start this year I have days available every week. I am booking fast so reserve your day soon. Its hard taking pictures when you are by yourself so I did the best I could. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com Email is – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville, Al 2/15/14

I am officially back on the water. I had quite posting late last year in order to help my wife out in Florence , Alabama. I am now back and on the hunt. We have been catching fish in about 10 feet of water and as shallow as 2 feet. Traps, jerkbaits, a-rigs, jigs are the baits of choice right now. Here in the future I will be posting some more reports with more detail. This is just a quick report to let everyone know that I am back and wide open. The Bassmaster classic is this week on Lake Guntersville and the pro’s were able to start hitting the water yesterday to start prefishing.  If anyone is wanting to come watch, study graphs and the sidescan on what the Pro’s fishing just drop me an email or call my cell at 256-990-0376. Good luck out there and if you need a trip just give me a shout.  

Fishing report, Lake Guntersville, AL, 9-27-13

The fishing the past few weeks has been up and down, one day we smash’em and the next day is a grind. Spooks, buzzbaits, swimbaits, small spinnerbaits, frogs and flipping small creature type baits are all producing. Some days it’s just finding what they want best but isn’t that true for most days. We are catching fish around both milfoil and hydrilla. Look for the non visible points and bends your graphs. They are either on the point or in the inside bends. The last month has been pretty hectic with my wife going back to Florence to go back to school to get here nursing degree. That is the biggest reason for the lack of reports. When I have had a few days off I have been going to see them. Here are a few pics. A few are may be a little older than some. I am on a new computer and have had some problems uploading pics and I am not sure in what order they were taken. I am still offering trips at discounted rates to fish from your boat and if needed help with your electronics. So if you need help with the sidescan or need to learn some little tricks to help with your sonar just let me know. I have the 30th, 3rd, 5th 7th and the 11th open if anyone wants to book one. Good luck out there. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376 Fishing Report 8-30-13 We had some pretty good days last week but the big fish were hard to come by. One day we probably caught 35 flipping and every fish was between 2 ½ pounds to 3 ½ pounds. I don’t believe that I have ever had a day that we caught that many and never caught one over four pounds. We also caught fish on spinnerbaits, swimbaits, horny toads and worms.   This week has been a little different, we have been catching some bigger fish and have seen some chasing going on. We are still having to work for them but have been hitting a few active groups through the day. It seems like the morning time is decent and as the sun gets up it slows down a little until around 11 and then the bite picks up as the day goes on. Swimbaits, frogs, flipping big jigs & creature baits are working best. We are catching  around 30 a day on average and have had a few days that the fish were a little more active and have caught 40 to 50 on the better days.   My wife has went back to school and had to take the comp. And I am in the process of loading all the things I need on my new comp. and i am unable to do pictures. I hope to be done in the next few days.   The next few weeks I still have some days available but if everyone that I have talked to books after getting their plans figured out things will get hectic but I will still do my best to get anyone who calls out. I have been reserving dates into Oct. and Nov. so reserve your days soon.   Good luck out there.   Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com Email is guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell number is 256-990-0376       Fishing Report 8-16-13    

The fishing the last few weeks has been up and down. One day we will get 50 to 60 blowups on a frog and the next day we only get half of that and they will miss it and we end up catching them flippin a big Jig.  The past few days with all of the clouds there has been more activity and chasing on the grass edges and horny toads, ribbits, buzzbaits and swimbaits have been good. The lake isn’t far from being hot I believe and the typical late summer to early fall patterns are starting to coming into play. If flippin or fishing a swimbait the hydrilla has been better and everything else is in the milfoil.

The reason I haven’t been posting much lately has been to spending some time with the family. My wife is going back to school to get her nursing degree and it worked out best by her going to her moms in Florence. I still have been doing a few trips a week but the other time has been spent taking the boy out some. They left yesterday so starting today I will be out on the water every day and getting back to running full time.

Over the next few weeks the frog bite should get to being on fire and the fish should become a little more predictable.

I have days available and I am also running trips at a discounted price to go in your boat and help with electronics and sidescan readings.

Here are a few pics since my last post. I have several more but for some reason they won’t transfer from my phone. I have tried three times.

Good Luck out there.

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service

Lake Guntersville , Al www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376   Fishing Report 7-16-13 Water Temperature: 78 Water Clarity: 1 foot 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 www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376     Fishing Report 7-5-13     Water Temperature: 82 Water Clarity: 4 feet or greater The fishing has still been pretty hot. We are catching around the grass and also still have a few big schools out deep. Grass fish are biting swimbaits, top water baits and popping baits like chug bugs , rico’s or pop r’s are working best, worms, spinnerbaits and flippin big 1 oz. jigs are also producing. Deep fish are on crankbaits, swimbaits, worms and football jigs with a few also on a spoon. If fishing the grass concentrate on 8 to 12 feet and if you want to fish deep the best ledges are the ones that drop from 15 to 25 feet. Every day the fish seem to want something different than the day before. One day they will eat top water all day long and the next they won’t touch it. Just keep experimenting until you find it. Some days they are really active and chasing and others they are buried up in the grass or suspending on the drops. When you find that one bait it is working all day long. I am offering discounted trips to fish from your boat. I have had a lot of people asking here lately for me to go in their boat and help with sonar and side scan set up and reading. I also have been ask to help with the reading of map chips and weather it is humps or holes and how to pick the best areas to look for fish on. I can help with it all to the best of my abilities and what I look and watch for. I have days available so if you need some help with something just give me a call or shoot me an email with your questions. Good luck out there. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville , Al www.guntersvillebass@gmail.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376   Fishing Report 6-30-13    

Fishing has been pretty hot here lately and tons of fun. Some days they will eat topwater all day long but the next they won’t even touch it.  We are also catching fish on spinnerbaits, swimbaits, flukes , flipping, big worms and just about anything you fish you can catch them on. The last two days I fished with the same two guys a father and son and we boated over 100 fish . Everyday each person will find his own bait that works best for them. Yesterday we got around a group and every time you would real one in there would be 2 – 3  and up to 5 fish chasing them in and they were the same size or bigger.

If you won’t lots of action and tons of fun now is they time to come. It has gotten better every day over the past week.

I have a few days a day’s available every week through July.

Good Luck

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service

Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is – 256-990-0376       Fishing Report 6-18-13   6-18-13-1  

The lack of reports the last two weeks is due to our little MiFi -  wifi internet device being lost and isn’t from lack of being on the water. The last few weeks I have been covered up and while we have had a few tough days most days have been awesome. The numbers have been really good and the size is there, it just takes a little current and getting the school fired up to have a pretty awesome time. If there is no current the bite is pretty non-existant and it feels like the dead sea out there. On the really tough days we can still catch a good bag but it is a lot of work. Several days over the past few weeks when we had the schools going is was nothing to catch around 25 pounds in 20 to 30 min. and one of the most memorable days here lately was a trip I done with a few youngsters. One was going to be a freshman in high school next year and his brother is going to be in the eighth grade. On this day we got started really late, around 9:30 or so but when we got to our first stop is was on fire and in the first 30 min. we caught 25 or so and had over 25lbs. They  had the football jig down and while I was catching them on a crankbait I couldn’t get them to lay the jig down. That day we probably caught 60 or so. Two days after that they didn’t pull any current and we only had 15 to 20 fish.

The big thing right now is current, without it things are tough. Just remember that you probably don’t eat all the time either so when things are slow it’s just a matter of time until they do. Just let the current start going and the dinner bell is ringing.

I have next Wed. the 26th open and a half day available in the afternoon on the 27th.  I have a few days each week in July open also.

If you like to beat the heat we have been starting around 5 to 5:30 and can have a full day in by 1 or 1:30.

I am also doing trips where we fish out of your boat for a discounted rate.

Call or email to set up your day and get in on some of the action.

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service

Lake Guntersville, Al

www.guntersvillebass.com

Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com

Cell number is 256-990-0376

Fishing Reports 6/9/13 Here are the links to two fishing articles from Huntsville Times Sports writer “Frank Sargeant”  and posted on AL.com.  Frank and I spent a few early morning hours on the lake. This is what he wrote. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/the_deep_bite_is_on–hot_actio.html http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/sonar_tips–grant_guide_offers.html Thanks Frank Curt   Fishing Report 6-2-13     Water Temperature: 77 Water Clarity: 4 feet or greater Fishing the past week has been really hot. A few days the schools were on fire and we had really good numbers of 60 to 80 fish per day and on those really good days we were having 20 to 30 fish a day over 4 pounds. On a few other days the schools were not as active and you really had to work them to catch them and the numbers were lower and around 25 to 30. On the days when the schools are really hot they will come to the top schooling and when you are reeling one in there would be 6 to 10 other fish chasing him in. Yesterday one of the boys with me actually had 2 four pounders on the same cast with a crankbait. One day this past week the wife was out with me while I was looking for some new areas and I got on a group and every cast for an hour I caught a fish. There were some stripe mixed in with them but the bass ranged from 3 to 5 pounds. The best bait for me right now is a crankbait but we are also catching fish on football jigs, swimbaits, spoons, a-rigs, and a carolina rig. Fish are from 12 to 24 feet of water.If you like to stay shallower and around the grass there is a good flipping bite going on along with some topwater. This week is covered up but I do have Thursday the 6th still available if anyone wants it. The following week I have the 11th,13th and the 15th. Good Luck out there. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, AL www.guntersvillebass@gmail.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376   Fishing Report 5/26/13     The flw boys that are coming in for the tournament that starts on the 8th I believe are going to wack’em. The deep bite is shaping up to be like it was 2 and 3 years ago and during that time we had some days where we actually caught a hundred fish a day and 30 to 40 of the were over 4 pounds. A few days this past week we had the schools going so good that we didn’t even stop to take pictures. With the current and wind if you stopped, before you knew it we were 50 yards away. A few of the schools are getting so big that you can sit and work them all day long and catch’em. The other day we started around 5:30 and before we knew it it was 12 and we hadn’t even cranked the motor. Best baits right now are big crankbaits but we are also catching them on football jigs, carolina rigs, swimbaits, and big worms. They are still on an a-rig also but the way they are hitting a crankbait makes it hard to throw anything else. Fish are in 14 to 22 feet but on some days they are suspended off the drops in 25 to 30. Late Thursday afternoon the water started to muddy up from all the rain north of us last weekend and by Friday we were running from the mud to find clean water but it has cleaned up a little since. This next week of the 27th – thru the 2nd is pretty slow for me for some reason but the following weeks are busy and I have 6-3, 6-7, 6-10, 6-11, 6-17 ,6-18, -6-20, 6-26 and 6-27 open as of now for June. I am still running a special of $50 off from a full day which makes it $275, $35 off of 6 hour days which makes the $240 and $25 off from half days which makes the fee $200. Book now while the special runs and the discount is good for a booking on any trip this year. Summer time deep bite, flipping bite or fall frog bite. Good Luck out there. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376   Fishing Report 5/15/13   Water Temperature: 68 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet Most of the fish we are catching on the big G are in 14 or less feet and are biting a variety of baits. Spooks and pop r type baits are working well around visible grass lines. Senkos are still working also. Bigger fish seem to be in the 8 to 14 feet range on the outside grass lines. Crankbaits, swimbaits, a-rigs, big worms, and spinnerbaits and 1/2 to 3/4 oz. traps are all producing. There are fish out deeper in ditches and main river grass but the water is still dirty on the main river and the bite is a little off out there for me but seems to to picking up as the water cleans up. If the wind would quit blowing out of the southwest like it has it would allow the water to clear up faster. Number are good with the average of 25 to 30 a day and we have had a few days up around 60 but then on some days they are really stubborn and it doesn’t even seem like there is a fish around but like I like to say we don’t eat all day long either. I am running a special of $50 off on full day trips which makes a full day $275 $35 off on 6 hour trips makes the $240 and $25 off on half day trips make the $200. This special is going on for the next month and you can book your trip for anytime this year. Take advantage of this before it runs out. If you like the ledge bite, flipping bite and frog bite or topwater bite know is the time to book. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376       Fishing Report 5/2/13 160761

Got out Yesterday checking a few areas out with a mother and daughter who was trying something new while driving from Memphis to Florida. We found things to be a lot different from the previous days. As you can see in the picture above the water has came way up and the river has turned to mud. All we could catch was some small fish and we ended up with around 18 lbs for our best five. We fished about 4 hours. We never hit the big groups because the water was so muddy on those spots and I felt it was a wast of time and by past experience when the water gets that dirty the bite gets tough deep. When we arrived back at the dock we were surprised to see that the water had come up a few more inches since we started. The white bump rail on the docks was showing when we started and was under water when we quit.I will find out how much more it came up when I head down for this afternoons trip.

The picture above is from a six hour trip from a few days ago of the best five which went around 25 to 26 pounds.

I have days available if anyone wants to get out.

Good Luck

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service

Lake Guntersville, Al

www.guntersvillebass.com

Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com       Cell # is 256-990-0376

Fishing Report 5-1-13

5-1-13
The last few days moving baits have been the key. A-rigs, crankbaits, single swimbaits, Spinnerbaits are the deal.We are starting to find some big groups that are deep and on the shad and it seems that the schools are a little spooky still because when we hit them we will catch 2 to 3 maybe up to 5 on straight cast and then they will breakup for a while and then group right back up and we will hit them again. The good thing about it is one you catch them they are all  3 1/12 to 5 + pounds. I haven’t thrown a big worm or a football jig on them yet but I plan to today because I believe I can catch them on it.

I have days available so call and set up your day today and keep an eye on my website for specials I am running for the month of May for past and new clients.

Good Luck

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service

Lake Guntersville , Al

www.guntersvillebass.com

www.curtstaley.com

Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com     Cell # is 256-990-0376

Fishing Report 4-27-13 Water Temperature: 65 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet Clients and I have been catching fish on a variety of baits ranging from a texas rig to an a-rig, swimbaits and crankbaits and spinnerbaits to senkos and in depths from 2 to 14 feet of water. Everyday is different. Some days we do best is 2 feet of water using a senko and the next we will catch them in 12 to 14 feet on a-rigs and crankbaits and everyday we catch them on a different place and were we caught them on the day before we can’t get a bite the next day. The one thing that is the same is by them end of the day we have found them, caught them and took a picture of them and have released them. The weather this week has dropped the numbers down from 50 to 60 to 20 to 30 but the size has been good. Also the water temp before the first cold front was around 70 and after this second cold front it has been around 63 to 65 in the mornings and rising to the mid 60′s and close to 70 in certain areas in the afternoons if the sun has been shinning. I have seen some shad spawning in a few areas also so in the next few weeks it should be wide open. Good Luck and I have days open if anyone wants to get out. Just call or email me to set your day up. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, AL www.guntersvillebass@gmail.com www.curtstaley.com Email is – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376   Fishing Report 4-19-13 Water Temperature: 68 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet The fishing the last few weeks has been really good. The numbers are really up. Yesterday we boated around 60 but the day before that I had a half day 4 hour trip and we caught around 50. Everyday is always a little different but for the last few weeks we have been having really good numbers with several big fish in the mix. There are a lot of fish spawning and will continue for the next few weeks. There are also a lot of post spawn fish that have pulled out to the first break lines. We have been catching fish on a variety of baits. Soft plastics have been really good. We are also catching fish on topwater, swimbaits and the crankbait bite is picking up. I have some days open if anyone wants to get in on the action. I had a group cancel and open up Monday and Tuesday the 22nd and 23rd. I also have the 26th of next week. I have days open in the following weeks also. Call know or email to set your day up. Good luck out there Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email is guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # 256-990-0376   Fishing Report 4-3-13 Water Temperature: 60 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet The fishing the last couple of weeks has been up and down, one day we do really good and the next is a grind and we really have got to work for them. We have been catching fish on several different baits like a-rigs, traps, jerkbaits, plastics, crankbaits and a few on topwater. We have seen some fish that are really active and chasing shad and with the water temp hitting around the 60 degree mark the fish will soon be hitting the beds and it will really be on. We have seen some cruisers up shallow and that first big wave should be here any day. I think a lot of the problem with the fishing being up and down was the full moon. It seemed that early was good and through the day was tough and as late afternoon early evening arrived the bite was back on.But it won’t be long until big numbers are coming and the action really heats up. I can feel it coming. The past few days I have been fishing from a borrowed boat since mine is in the shop. The fuel rails went out and they are putting a whole new fuel system in it and i should have it back by the end of the week and i can’t wait. I have days open the week of the 15th and towards the end of the month so if you want in on the hot action that comes this time of year book your day now before they fill up. Good luck out there. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376   Fishing Report 3-18-13   Water Temperature: 55 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet This warm weather has more and more fish moving in everyday. On Saturday the clients and I put together one of the biggest bags of the year that went around 37 to 38 lbs. Biggest was almost 9 and the other 4 where 7 to 8 lbs. It was awesome. Today we caught around 20 fish and had over 30 lbs for our best 5 and if the storm wouldn’t have blown us away we could have probably caught a few more that would have helped. Just before it hit we had just boated a couple of six’s and hadn’t even made it to the sweet spot of that area. When the storm came it came fast and hit while we were taking out. I had waves breaking over the front of the boat and the back and on the way home I seen several down trees and along with what it looked like sheets of metal that had blown off from a roof that was wrapped around trees and hanging from the electrical wires. Made me be really grateful that I was off the water and everyone was safe. We are catching fish on a-rigs in 8 to 14 feet of water. Most of the places you really have got to get in there and work the areas. Timing is huge right now. You can hit a spot and nothing will happen and come back in a couple of hours and load the boat. Sometimes the best thing to do is not leave fish to find fish and the best thing to do is hunker down. Its nice to have a handful of places with-in a few miles to rotate between though. I have Thursday and Saturday of this week open and Wed. and a 1/2 day Thursday Afternoon and Saturday of next week open if anyone wants to get out. The big fish are really on right now so don’t miss out on the action. Good Luck out there. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass@gmail.com www.curtstaley.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376     Fishing report 3-13-13 Water Temperature: 50 Water Clarity: Not reported Yesterday I fished with a couple gentlemen who new how to have fun a would rag each other at the drop of a dime. My sides hurt by the end of the day from the laughing and the bone jarring hits on the a -rig. We caught fish from 8 to 12 feet of water and and the only other bait we had any bites on was a jig. We didn’t catch a ton of fish but I believe we boated 13 and 10 were over 5 lbs with the biggest around 7 1/2. We probably had another 10 hit the rig and just never get it. On Some days there is one person with the hot stick and it has been me. Today things were a little tougher and the 25 mile an hour winds made it really hard to fish the areas I wanted to fish. We still managed to catch a few good ones but it was nothing like yesterday. Some of my main areas had really stained up from all the wind. We have warm weather coming in towards the end of the week and the winds are going to die down and things will get right back normal and I can’t wait. I still have some days open if anyone wants to go this weekend or next week. Good luck out there Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376

Fishing report 3-11-13 Water Temperature: 48 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet Spent last week practicing for the bass weekend series that was this past Saturday and for trips that I have coming up. My buddy and I had been catching good ones all week on A-rigs. In The tournament I ended up in 12th place with 23 1/2 pounds and my buddy had 25 1/2 pounds and got 6th. Took 31 something to win and 31 something for 2nd. This was probably the most miserable tournament I had ever fished and for once it wasn’t due to weather. I have been so sick that it took everything I had to sling that thing all day. The Fish we have been catching are anywhere between 8 to 14 feet of water and you never know when it will happen and all you do know is that you are in the general area. Waypoints are only as a reference to where you have had a bite. I will be back out tomorrow and have open days if anyone wants to go. I am getting a later start to the season on doing guide trips but am ready to run everyday now and will soon be posting some pics of clients rather than just myself. If you have never had the luck with the a- rig like everyone else is having than now is the time to learn. A good example of this was on Saturday when my buddy and I were fishing in the same general areas and boats seen us catching fish and they all moved in but my buddy and I were the only two boats that caught them. Good luck out there. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Come fish North Alabama’s Beautiful Lake Guntersville. Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # – 256-990-0376   11-25-12           Fishing Report  11/10/12 Fishing Crappie? The water and weather are now ideal for some great Crappie fishing. I am now hitting the Crappie hard for the next 2-3 months. If you want to get your freezer stocked up give me a call and lets get on the water.   >>>>>>256-990-0376  Call me. Lets go catch-um. 

    Christmas Fishing Trip Gift Certificates                                          

Bass or Crappie trips available

It’s that time of year again and finding your loved ones that gift they will just love is hard to find so purchase them a gift certificate for a fishing trip on beautiful Lake Guntersville with Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service. You can get them a 4 hour half day trip, 6 hour trip, or a full day of 8 hours and if they are the one who just can’t get enough time on the water the option for 10 and 12 hour trips are available.  They will make the perfect stocking stuffer and they can call anytime to reserve their day of fishing. Thank you  Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # – 256-990-0376

Curt

Fishing Report 5/20/2012 Guntersville Lake Alabama – Fishing Guide Report         
The last few days the deep bite has been off for me. We are still catching some fish but it is a harder grind. A rigs, crankbaits, swimbaits, jigs and spoons are working but everyday is different. You just need to find what they want for that day. They are not hitting everything you toss out there lke they have been.As for the grass bite, start early with topwater baits like a pop r, spook jr, or a horny toad. When the sun gets up start flipping, a 1 oz lil hustler jigs around the edges in 6 to 8 feet is workiing good. Also swimming a big worm or speed worm with a lite weight is working well.Good luck out there and I have days available if anyone wants to get out for a day on the big G.Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Fishing Report 5/8/2012 Lake Guntersville, Alabama -  Fishing Guide Report
 
 
 
Fishing Report 5/4/2012 Lake Guntersville, Alabama – Bass Fishing Guide Report
Water Temperature: 80 Water Clarity: Clear – 3-5 ft.
Catching has sure picked up since that cold front moved through last week. The water temp has climbed 9- degress. A wide range of baits, well, just about any thing can catch a bass right now.

…Click to Enlarge
 
Fishing Report 5/1/2012 Lake Guntersville, Alabama – Bass Fishing Guide Report
 
There is good Flipping bite going on right now. The ledge bite has also improved greatly. Target the outside of the grass lines in 6-8 feet of water for flipping and concentrate on 14-25 feet for the ledges.
 
Fishing Report 4/29/2012 Guntersville Lake, Alabama – Fishing  Report – Bass Fishing Guide
 
Fish are starting to get deep. Crankbaits,  jigs,  spinnerbaits are working. 14 to 24 feet is best. There are some good schools out there you just half to hit several areas in order to find them.
On Friday we one pile where they were really stacked and had around 28 pounds in a half hour. The shad spawn is going on and early morning is key for this. We hit a school of hybrids the other day and probably caught 50 in 30 min. They were so fired up that we caught them 2 at a time on a crankbaits. They were all around 2 lbs or so.
Good times on the ledges are just around the corner. Last year May and June were two of the best months of the year for catching large numbers. With the shad spawn being so awesome this year I expext the next two months to be fantastic.
 
Call me direct to get your day booked – 256-990-0376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Curt
  
Fishing Report 4/11/2012 Guntersville Lake, Alabama – Fishing Guide Report  
 
The patstics bite continues to be good. The best bite is on the swim bait. Fishing has motsly been focused on the mid lake areas.
 
I have the 24th of April still open. That is the only open day for the month unless I get a cancellation. If a cancellation is received I will immediately post on this reports page that available date. Days are being booked for May and into June.
 
Hookem, Lipem, boatem, Release-em,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Curt
256-990-0376  

Fishing Report 4/2/2012 Guntersville Lake Alabama Fishing Guide Plastics continue to be a solid producer. Here are some Pics from March trips. The only day I have open for April is the 24th. Booking for May has started. May is always a very good month. Click to enlarge Fishing Report 3/28/2012   Guntersville Lake, Alabama The last few weeks have been pretty hectic. I have been out everyday with no end in site. Fishing has been pretty good. We are catching fish on plastics, traps, and swimbaits with a few on spinnerbaits. About a week and a half ago there was a big wave of fish that pulled up and you could see them everywhere. Now , most of those big females have left and are in the post spawn blues. It won’t be long and the shad spawn and ledge bite will be kicking in. Days I have open for April for full days are the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 24th. I am available for evening trips everyday if anyone wants to go then. Click to enlarge Good luck Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376  Fishing Report 03/05/2012   Guntersville Lake, Alabama Big fish are still biting. Over the last week or so this warm weather has had the fish on the move. Big fish are in 8 to 12 feet. But on them warm afternoons you can catch fish shallow on traps. Numbers have been decent with a few 40 to 50 fish days. Some days around 20. Yesterday was a tough day but the ones we caught were big. Had one right at 10 lbs.  A rigs are still the bait you see everyone throwing. On Wednesday we had fish schooling pretty good shallow. Most of them were 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds with a few around 5. Saw some 63 to 64 degree water this week with seeing and hearing reports of some fish cruising. If this keeps up the spawn will be here before we know it. Good luck and I have some days open if anyone is interested. Click to enlarge Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville,Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email is guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # – 256_990_0376 Fishing Report 02/23/2012   Guntersville Lake, Alabama This Warm weather has got the fish on the move….Several of the places we have fishing are like barren wastelands, no fish present. Some places are still holding fishBut not near the quantity or quality. Most of the fish have moved shallow….just like a few weeks ago. Traps are working well, Jigs and A-Rigs still producing also. On the bright Blue-Bird sky days, a JerkBait has been a solid producer. With all the focus many fisherman are putting on the A-Rig of late, many of the baits that have been our mainstay for years in the past are working very well. Still fishing the mid lake areas. Hookem – Lipem – Boatem – Release-em..Have a day day out there. Curt                                                                                                                                                       256-337-0376 Fishing Report 2/15/2012 Guntersville Fish were caught on the a-rig, and once again on deep break lines close to spawning areas. Big Fish are being caught from 14 to 18 feet deep. Jigs are also working well. The Pictures with 2 fish each are both doubles we had. A lot of places we fish are just timing. Fishing the area once may not produce a bite. Going back a little later in the day produces 20 pounds in 30 minute! Not a bad bag of 5. Call or email to set up your day on the Big-G. I have a-rigs in the boat for use by all using my service. Chook-em – Lip-em – Boat-em – Pic-em – Turn em Loose,   Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service, Lake Guntersville, Alabama   www.GuntersvilleBass.com www.CurtStaley.com   256-990-0376   Curt Fishing Report 2/14/2012 Guntersville The last few days have been cold but when the fish are biting like they are it just isn’t as bad. Fish we are catching are 6 to 18 feet of water. They are biting jigs, traps, a-rigs and crank baits. Some fish are on deep hydrilla lines and others are on deep rock. The jig bite is really picking up. The water temp has dropped to around 48 on the river and low 50′s in the pockets. Most mornings we have had snow cone makers going with all the ice flying off from the reels. These patterns should hold through mid march. On some of the warmer days you may find them a little shallower. The water has really cleared up which is a very good thing. The quality of bite for size of fish is really awesome right now.

I had a three day scheduled trip with a client from Texas. We fished Thursday and Friday. We cancelled Saturday do to the weather, was it cold and windy or what! My Sunday (2-12-12) client called and moved to Monday. Good choice. Lots of bites and big fish quality. We concentrated efforts in the mid lake area. Call to set up your day now….

Click to ExpandClick to Expand

www.GuntersvilleBass.com www.CurtStaley.com   E-Mail – GuntersvilleBass@gmail.com 256-990-0376 Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Come fish North Alabama’s Beautiful Lake Guntersville. Curt Fishing Report 2/06/2012 Guntersville Had a good day today. We got started around 10:30 and was loaded up by 4. My buddy and I were out hunting new places for my upcoming trips. We got bit everywhere we stopped. Had one place that we boated 10 in about 30 minutes. We saw several chasing bait today also. The warmest water we seen today was 60. All fish came on traps in 4 feet or less. Call or email to set your day up.   Curt staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email - guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256_990_0376

Fishing Report 2/05/2012 Guntersville Got out today around 10:00 wanting to spend time  hunting some more places for trips coming up this week. After hitting the first 3 places I thought the day was going to be a bust. I had a few short strikes and had a couple jump and come off. I Made a move farther up river and found some active fish. Ended up catching 17 fish. They came on traps and crankbaits and two on a jig. I Called it a day around 3:30. I never caught any size but had fun. Best was around 3 1/2 pounds. Fish came out of grass in 4 to 8 feet. Boat was sitting in 15 to 18 feet. The water has really cleaned up over the past week and the temp is holding around 51 on the river and 53 to 54 in a few bays. Good luck and be safe out there. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email - guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256_990_0376

Fishing Report 2/2/2012 The last few weeks have been hit or miss for me. One day we hit’em good and the next day we don’t. We were doing a lot better before the water muddied up. Jigs and traps are working best. The a-rig was working for us before the water got dirty also. We have been catching our fish in 6 to 12 feet out of grass and it is better when there is rock mixed in. Below is an email from some clients I fished with. We had a tough day when we went. I took the time to show solid areas and how to position and fish them for there following days of fishing. They went back and smashed them. Here is the email and some pic’s of their day. >>>From Client>>> From: paul Date: Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM Subject: thanks To: “guntersvillebass@gmail.com” <guntersvillebass@gmail.com> hi curt, this is paul d, just wanted to thank you for the trip, we did not catch many but the information and tips  you gave us was great, me and catfish will try out that info next week if we get some good weather. From: paul Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 8:32 PM Subject: guntersville bass To: “Curt Staley” <guntersvillebass@gmail.com>

Hi curt, this is paul D, just wanted to let you know me and catfish went back to guntersville today and fished where you took us , we had our best day ever, we caught 13 best 5 would go close to 25 pounds, i smoked catfish i caught 10 to his 3.  thanks again for the info. , if i can talk catfish into it maybe we can book a trip to learn flipping a jig in the grass, and ledge fishing this summer.  From:Curt Staley <guntersvillebass@gmail.com> To: paul Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:43 AM Subject: Re: guntersville bass Glad to here that, were they jig fish or trap. Do you mind if I use that email on my testimonial page. I’ll remove your last name. Thanks Curt Connected by MOTOBLUR™   From: paul Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 1:20 PM Subject: Re: guntersville bass To: Curt Staley <guntersvillebass@gmail.com> all on trap, go ahead and use it, will send pics if you want

Call or email to set your day up. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, Al www.guntersvillebass.com www.curtstaley.com Email - guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # -  256-990-0376 Connected by MOTOBLUR™

click to expand

www.LiLHustler.com

01/05/2012

Bass Fishing Guide Trip on Lake Guntersville, Alabama. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service will begin his 13th year of guided fishing trips on the Big “G” in April. Bass Fishing enthusiasts have used Curts Professional service for tournament preparation as well as beginning fisher persons wanting to learn the basics. Curt has provided his service to visitors from Australia, England, South Africa, Mexico, Scottland, Germany, France, Canada and Brazil. Bass Fishing is Big on Guntersville. As one of the top Bass producing lakes in the USA anglers from every state travel to explore the waters of Guntersville Lake Alabama. Curt is filling his calendar now for the 2012 season. Things really start getting business toward the later part of January. The lodge at Guntersville State Park had a huge remodel done in 2010 and 2011. It is a fantastic place for a few days to enjoy the area. Curt can also provide information on hotel recommendations. Check us out, Call or email for information and to book your fishing trip with Curt. Hookem, Lipem, boatem, Releaseem, Curt 256-990-0376 www.GuntersvilleBass.com www.CurtStaley.com

Reports from 2011>
Fishing Report 5/5/11
I know I haven’t posted in a while, got married (yea) and am in the process of finding a new house. I just got my new Triton Elite Series 21 foot with a 250 Opti Max. I was begining to think that they lost my order. It was worth the wait though. Those big graphs are awsome.So things have been a little hectic. I have still been fishing every week and running at least 3 trips per week but now I am getting fired back up to go 7 days a week again.
Sure great to be back in my own boat. I want to give a Huge Thank-you to Marty Boatright for letting me use his boat for the first 4 months of this season. This sure was gracious of him and a income savor for me. Many of you know my last Triton was totaled in an accident at the BWS Championship on Guntersville last November. I was broadsided as you can see in the pics.
Anyways, let’s get to the fishing and  I have “got” to get better at taking more pictures. The clients and I have been cutting up so much that when we catch one we throw it back and then say that would be a nice one to take a picture of. In the picture above we probably had 10 fish like it today. Fished the Lower End lake area, launching at Alreds 431 ramp.
The swimbait bite has been hot for me. I have caught them on every size and color. Spinner baits and crankbaits are working also.
In some areas that we are fishing the swimbaits there are balls of bait swimming in with the bait, which is always good. Topwater has been on also but today was almost non existent with this cold front that moved in. I didn’t see the first fish bust on top today. The action was steady but slower than the past few days today. Best depth range for us has been 4 to 8 feet. Especially for the better fish. Today one of my clients lost one of the biggest fish I have seen in awhile. I would hate to guess on the size but it was one of those that couldn’t hardly jump out of the water.
If the water would clear up some I believe that the ledge bite would pick up. There are still alot of fish that haven’t spawned out yet also.
I will be back at it tomorrow with another trip. I plan on posting a lot of reports on my new website. Plan on putting in a little more detail for site visitors. I also have a blog page to get started.
Good Luck and hope this helps a little.
Curt
Fishing Report 5/7/2011
This report is for the last 2 days. On Friday I fished I fished with two great guys just out spending some time together. His father was up from south Texas visiting and does alot of saltwater fishing and the son wanted to show him what the big “G” was all about. We started the day with a swimbait, chugbug, and a spinnerbait and about 10 minutes into the day I caught the first fish that went around 5 lbs or so and caught a couple of smaller ones and by this time we had all switched to the swimbait and that was pretty much the bait for the day.
We threw a brush hog, big worms and topwater with little results and every time we laid the swimbait down to try something else we would pick it back up and get bit so we threw it all day. Best five went around 18 to 19 lbs. Never had any real big bites that we know of but had a couple that we thought were what we were looking for but they would pull off just as someone said that feels like a good one. During the morning almost every fish that bit we caught and as the afternoon went on we would catch about every 3rd or 4th fish that bit. We probably missed 20 to 25 fish and caught about the same. Best depth was holding 4 to 5 feet.
Today I had the day off and went out scouting. I found some crankbait fish in the 8 to 10 feet range and found some new swimbait areas. Most areas that I fished I would leave after catching 4 or 5 fish in a short time but was wanting to find as much as I could and stayed on the trolling motor. The way things are looking the shad spawn looks like it is going to kick in anytime. Some of the places it is unreal at how many bait fish will swim in with your bait. When it really gets going the spinnerbait will be hot. I did catch a few fish on a sammy today but still haven’t seen the fish blowing up on the shad like I was prior to this last cold front. I have a few days open at the end of this week if anyone wants to get out but starting next weekend I have 10 in a row. On the 19th and 20th I have 1/2 days open if anyone wants them. Good Luck out there and hope this helps when you get to go. Curt
5/12/11
Water Temperature: 80 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet
This report is for Tuesday through Thursday.
On Tuesday we fished a corporate trip out of waterfront. We only got to fish about 3 1/2 hours before we called it a day. They were on a tight schedule and even though all the guys wanted to stay out we had to get them in or the buses would have left them. All the groups caught some fish. My group managed around 15 fish and lost another 10. We never caught any big fish but we had alot of fun. All fish were caught in 5 foot or less on a swimbait.
On Wednesday the wind had died completely. The bite was tougher than it had been and we had work really hard for what we caught. All fish were caught on the swimbait once again with the exception of 4 that came on a square bill crankbait.. We had alot of our fish just slapping at the bait and you would catch about every third or fourth one. We did catch some good ones though. We never fished deeper than about 8 feet. We only caught about 20 fish. During the after noon the wind picked up just a little bit and it helped the bite out alot.
On Thursday we fished a half day and the bite was much better than on Wednesday. We caught several fish and had around 20 lbs by 10:30. We caught fish on a spook,sammy and swimbait. Fish were caught from 2 to 8 feet. We saw several chasing shad on a few places. We got some kind of bite every where we stopped.
It’s time for the ledge bite to really get kicked in and I am hearing a few reports of some guys who are already catching several deep. I will start hunting them in the next few days.
I have 2 half days open next Thursday and Friday if anyone wants to go.
Good luck and hope this helps out.
Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville, AL www.guntersvillebass.com email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com cell # is 256-990-0376
Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Come fish North Alabama’s Beautiful Lake Guntersville.
….
….
….Click to open
….
….
….
6/4/2011 – Fishing Reports Update
Water Temperature: 84 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet The last few weeks have been pretty hectic. I have been running full days and have had 9 days where I added a half day in the evenings after already fishing a full day. So That’s why you haven’t seen any reports from me. The best bite going right now is the deep bite. There are some pretty big schools running around out there. Big worms,spoons, crankbaits, jigs and rigs,fish head spinners. Whatever it takes to get them going. When they are going good it is nothing to see 10 3 lbers chase your bait in or come swimming in with the fish you are catching. Current is key right now. With out it, it’s just a grind. When they are pulling you will see big pods of bait working the surface and fish schooling on top and when they aren’t it is like the dead sea out there. If you have the patience you can sit there and work the areas and catch a good bag. There is a flipping bite going on also. Big jigs,craws,and beaver type baits are working the best but it is hard to go and do this all day when you know the chance of hitting that big school is out there. During the past 3 weeks I have launched at Waterfront, Seibold, and Alreds. I am selling fathers day certificates for those who are interested. Good luck and make sure to drink plenty of fluids when you are out. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service Lake Guntersville,AL www.guntersvillebass.com email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com cell # is 256-990-0376 Come fish North Alabama’s Beautiful Lake Guntersville. Click to Open 6/5/2011 For Sale – Lowrance HDS7 Color GPS Sonar with Structure Scan Option. Structure Scan for Lowrance – Box for Structure scan – Up to 3 units can run off the control box. Transducer / Ethernet cable / pigtail to hook to acc. switch. Only used a few times before I got my new boat. New unit with scan is $1799 plus tax. Buy this one for $1400. ……. 6/14/2011 Fishing Report Water Temperature: 85 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet The last week has been really hot. Numbers are high and the big fish are on the prowl. Crankbaits,spoons,swimbaits, are the main deal for me and the clients. Yesterday I have to say was one of the funnest days I have had. I fished with a 10 and 12 year old who just wanted to catch fish. We probably caught a 100 little stripe and 40 bass by 12:30. The best bass was about 7 lbs. One of the boys caught about 20 lbs himself and both set a new record for their biggest fish. You should have seen the look on their faces when a school of them came up that was about 50 yards around and stayed up for an hour or so. Most of the schooling fish were bass. You could see them come up and it looked like slow motion as they chased the shad around by the boat. It looked like the were nipping at the tail and then they would inhale the shad. The big schools are in 15 to 22 feet of water and wind or current is a big factor. Without it things can come to a halt and you wouldn’t think there was a fish around. There is also a good worm bite going on in the grass. Most days we stay chasing the schools though. Things are on and if you have some kids now is the time to get them out. Lots of action for them. I have some days open so book your date now. Hookum – Lipum – Releaseum Seya on the water….. Curt Click to Expand . 6/19/2011 Fishing Report Water Temperature: 85 Water Clarity: 2-3 feet The big fish are on THE PROWL. The clients and myself have seen several fish in the 7 to 8 lb range. We have been catching fish on crankbaits,swimbaits,football jigs,and spoons the best. Everyday is different though and you just need to find out want they want for that day. One day the crankbait is best and the next the spoon ,but we still catch fish on all of them during the day. Just one will be better than the other. Fish are really deep right now. We are catching them from 16 to 22 feet and some days even deeper. The days they are deeper they are usually suspended off the ledges in the channel. On Friday we got blown off with the storms in the morning and on Saturday we found things a little tougher with the deep bite. I think with all the clouds,wind and rain and the water staining up a little bit the fish moved a little shallower. We didn’t mark all the big schools like earlier in the week. I will be off a few days this week to move but will be back at it towards the end of the week. I have days available if anyone wants to go. There is alot of action right now and there is some of the best fishing I have seen all year. Good luck and hope this helps. Curt Click to expand . . . . 6/26/2011 Fishing Report Friday we launched at Seibold. It sure was good to get back out on the water after taking Tuesday-Wednesday and Thursday to move again. That is the one thing I hate more than when the fish aren’t biting. Back to within 15 minutes of the lake Rosberry or Waterfront. That is awesome. Sure makes the job of fishing Guntersville a lot easier in servicing the needs of clients. The deep bite is still really good but it seems that with all the clouds the fish have scattered out a little. A couple places are still stacked and a few places that had some big schools are empty right now. The ones that have left moved shallower to the grass but they will be back now that the sun has come back out. Just need to give them a few days. The jig bite has really been picking up and crankbaits, spoons, swimbaits are still working well. If you go shallow the flippin bite is good right now along with topwater and big worms. The water has stained up a little with all the wind and rain. Friday afternoon it got a little hairy out there. The wind was howling and it got a little bumpy. Then it seemed like all we did is hide from the storms. The first one we took shelter on someone’s dock and when we finally got back at it here came another one and that is when we decided to call it and headed for the ramp. On our way back I thought I seen a tree floating in the channel but as we got closer it was actually people that had swam out in the middle of the channel in the storms. No boat around or anything so watch out for the crazy swimmers when running. I have days open if anyone wants to get out. The big ones are biting. Hookem – Lipem – Release-em Curt Click to Expand . . . Fishing Report 7/4/2011  – Guntersville Lake, Guntersville, Alabama There has been a big change in the fishing. Alot of the deep fish have moved shallow. The bait fish have moved also and with the recent mayfly hatches most of the food is shallow. There are still fish on the ledges and when you find them you find a wad of them… The grass beds are full of life. The bass yearlings and this years shad hatch where strong and thriving big time. The bream are there to. Best baits are topwaters, swimbaits,big worms and flippin jigs or creature baits. If you go deep throw crankbaits, jigs, spoons or a c-rig. Some guys are doing well fishing a drop shot rig. I am still in the middle of my move now unpacking and don’t have internet hooked up at the house yet. I’m posting this report with my mobile phone and don’t have the ability to use a photo editor so I can only post one pic at time. I am sure enjoying being with 15 minutes of the lake. Sure makes doing business a lot easier. Good luck out there. Catch-em, lip-em, pic-em, release-em…… Curt . Click to Expand . . 7/16/2011 Fishing Report – Guntersville Lake, Guntersville, Alabama Over the past week or so the grass has been the deal for me. The deep bite has been a real grind. With the full moon in here I have definitely seen that the morning bite and evening bite have been the best. Yesterday morning we caught 30 to 40 fish and after 10:00 or so it was a grind. We never caught any real big fish but had a ball. Had fish up to around 3 & 3/4 pounds. We had a number of doubles and a few triples. Every fish that we caught came on a worm. It was the only thing that we could get them to touch. We threw swimbaits, flipped jigs and creature baits with no results. Which was odd because we had been catching some good fish on them. The water is up right now. On Thursday they had the current wide open and yesterday I never seen it move. I have a few days open next week and the week after if anyone wants to go. Good luck out there. Curt Click to expand . . . 7/31/2011 Fishing Report – Guntersville Lake – Guntersville, Alabama The mornings are the time to be out. We are killing them up to about 10:30 to 11. The fish are schooling but when the sun gets high they disappear. We can still catch them but I have got to change tactics. If they pull some current it will position them and they will turn back on in the afternoon. In the mornings they want cranks, swimbaits, jigs and spoons. During the afternoon a worm works best but the size goes down. If they are pulling water they will go back to the morning baits. We have been catching good numbers, 40-60 fish per trip. We are catching some quality fish in the 5-6 and 7 pound range also. Most of these schooling fish we are catching are in the 1.5 – 3.5 pound range. Good luck out there. I have days available if anyone wants to go. Curt Click to Expand . . . 8/2/2011 Fishing Report Guntersville Lake – Guntersville, Alabama Water Temperature: 88 Water Clarity: 4 feet or greater The mornings are still the time to be out for me. We caught a ton of fish up to about about 10:00, then it died. We caught a straggler here and there over the next 3 hours. A little after 1:00 we hit a triple with a 5 pounder in the mix. Over the next hour and a half we caught 17. The fish are still in large schools. When the sun gets high they disappear. When they pull some current it will position them and they will turn back on. Its like shutting the door and then opening the door for traffic! In the mornings they want cranks, swimbaits, jigs and spoons. The best bite today was on the spoon. Second best was on the 10 inch worm. During the afternoon the worm was the ticket. Monday the worm bite produced a better size quality than it did last week. If they are pulling water they will go back to the morning baits. We were pushing 60 fish for the day (lost count). We are catching some quality fish in the 5-6 and 7 pound range also. Most of these schooling fish we are catching are in the 2-3.5 pound range. Big fish for the day was a little over 7 with a 5 and 6. One was a real football. Good luck out there.Take Plenty of Water. I have days available if anyone wants to go. Curt . . . . . Fishing Report 10/1/11 Frog fishing the mats in the months of October and November is one of the most enjoyable seasons of the year to fish. It gets exciting. Looks like the fish are finally starting to make the move in the mats like I have been waiting for. The frog fish are really starting to turn on in a few areas. When you catch one you might catch 5 or 6 out of the same 10 foot circle. For the month of October starting the first day of the month I have 24 trips booked out of 31 days. I have several days booked into Novmber. I will try to post a few lines every day to make comments about the mat / frog fishing activity. Check back here daily. Curt
 
Click Pic to Enlarge   

www.guntersvillebass.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Email – guntersvillebass@gmail.com Cell # is 256-990-0376 www.CurtStaley.com    

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fishing Report 4/8/2012 Lake Guntersville, Alabama “Fishing Guide”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Over the past week I have been extremely busy. Three days I was out at daybreak with a full day trip. At the completion of those trips I met new clients for an 4 hour evening trip. Fish are biting. People are having fun.

  The last few weeks have been fantastic fishing. I have fished with some really interesting people. Bama, Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and British Columbia. A father and son from Alberta, B.C. or UPPER B.C. as they referred to it. They loved every minute of our outing. The father came up to me at the end of the day shook my hand and told me that this trip was the best Bass Fishing trip EVER! He would definitely be back to do it again. I had a ball also. Fish are holding in the 4 to 8 ft. depth range the best. That is where the fish that spawned a month ago are hanging out plus the fish that just moved up with this last Full MOON. Best baits are fish head spinners with skinny dippers, swim-baits and crank-baits. The key as always is grass….There are a few groups of fish deep but the big move is still to come. Good luck out there…   I have a half day in the afternoon open on 4/21.        On 4/24 I am open all day for a full day trip or a half day can be booked morning or afternoon. I am also booking some evening trips for a 4 hour trip from 3:30 to dark after my other full day or half day trips. Call for availability. I have done several evening trips lately.   Now is the time to book for May and I have also started booking trips into June. Looking forward to fishing with you.   Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service  Lake Guntersville, AL On Friday we one pile where they were really stacked and had around 28 pounds in a half hour. The shad spawn is going on and early morning is key for this. We hit a school of hybrids the other day and probably caught 50 in 30 min. They were so fired up that we caught them 2 at a time on a crankbaits. They were all around 2 lbs or so. Good times on the ledges are just around the corner. Last year May and June were two of the best months of the year for catching large numbers. With the shad spawn being so awesome this year I expect the next two months to be fantastic

Curt >>>>>Call me direct and lets get you booked. 256-990-0376

There is good Flipping bite going on right now. The ledge bite has also improved greatly. Target the outside of the grasslines in 6-8 feet of water for flipping and concentrate on 14-25 feet for the ledges.                 Curt  256-990-0376 call me…..lets get your day on the water booked.

Fishing Report 5/3/2012 Guntersville Lake, Alabama  – Fishing Guide Report
 
 
Catching has sure picked up since that cold front moved through last week. The water temp has climbed 9-10 degress. (80-81) A wide range of baits, well…. just about any thing can catch a bass right now.
My clients have enjoyed catching quality bass on jigs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastics and the spoon is now producing as it did in May and June last year.
My preferred bait and method the past week has been Flipping the 1oz. LiL Hustler jig in 8-12 feet along the outside grass lines. Fish are also easy pickings on the isnide grass line but the size is down a little. The inside grass line bite has been best with plastics.
The shad spawn and abundance has the bass actively in schools and aggressively feeding on them. Doubles have been caught numerous times and we did have  a triple hookup with my two clients and myself all hooking up at the same time. Three differrent baits. (Crankbait – Fluke – Spoon) The biggest one at 5 1/2 came on the spoon.
Last year in May and June we had excellent trips with high numbers. I predict this year will be just as good.
I have days open, call me and lets get your day booked on the Big “G”. I have one of the oldest fishing guide services on the lake. There are only a couple with more time in business running a guide service on Guntersville than I have. There are new guys that try it out every year, come out for a couple months then they are gone.
I do this business full time, in good times and bad. I take care of the people that choose my service. I have people that have been booking my service year after year for 6-7 years now. I hope you give give me the opportunity to provide my quality service to you on the Beautiful Lake Guntersville….The Big “G”.            April I started my 13th year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Curt
 
256-990-0376

. . . . Curt www.GuntersvilleBass.com www.CurtStaley.com 256-990-0376 call me…..lets get your day on the water booked. Catching has sure picked up since that cold front moved through last week. The water temp has climbed 9- degress. A wide range of baits, well, just about any thing can catch a bass right now. My clients have enjoyed catching quality bass on jigs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastics and the spoon is now producing as it did in May and June last year. My preferred bait and method the past week has been Flipping the 1oz. LiL Hustler jig in 6-8 feet along the outside grass lines. Fish are also easy pickings on the isnide grass line but the size is down a little. The inside grass line bite has been best with plastics. The shad spawn and abundance has the bass actively in schools and aggressively feeding on them. Doubles have been caught numerous times and we did have a triple hookup with my two clients and myself all hooking up at the same time. Three differrent baits. (Crankbait – Fluke – Spoon) The biggest one at 5 1/2 came on the spoon. Last year in May and June we had excellent trips with high numbers. I predict this year will be just as good. I have days open, call me me and lets get your day booked on the Big “G”. March and April were very busy months. May and June are going to be also. Lets get your day on the water booked Now before it gets to late and someone books ahead of you. . Click to Enlarge . . Curt 256-990-0376 – GuntersvilleBass@gmail.com  

My clients have enjoyed catching quality bass on jigs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastics and the spoon is now producing as it did in May and June last year. My preferred bait and method the past week has been Flipping the 1oz. LiL Hustler jig in 6-8 feet along the outside grass lines. Fish are also easy pickings on the isnide grass line but the size is down a little. The inside grass line bite has been best with plastics. The shad spawn and abundance has the bass actively in schools and aggressively feeding on them. Doubles have been caught numerous times and we did have a triple hookup with my two clients and myself all hooking up at the same time. Three differrent baits. (Crankbait – Fluke – Spoon) The biggest one at 5 1/2 came on the spoon. Last year in May and June we had excellent trips with high numbers. I predict this year will be just as good. I have days open, call me me and lets get your day booked on the Big “G”. March and April were very busy months. May and June are going to be also. Lets get your day on the water booked Now before it gets to late and someone books ahead of you. Curt 256-990-0376 – GuntersvilleBass@gmail.com www.GuntersvilleBass.com – www.CurtStaley.com

I participated in a corporate trip Tuesday hosted by Waterfront Grocery on Hwy. 69. When I said  in my last report they were biting and biting just about any thing, well I can think of a few bass fishing slang terms to describe our 3 1/2 hours on the water (loaded the boat – a boat load – we killed em – they were jumping in the boat – we were on em – smoked em. ) you can get the picture.
I had two guys, they said we don’t care what we do as long as we beat those guys in that boat…I told them I would do my best to accomplish that task.
The guys counted the catch. we boated 46 fish in the 3.5 hours. We caught fish on crankbaits, swimbaits, Jigs, A-Rigs and spoons. The A-Rig boated a triple of 3 pounders with one cast. What a trip. The best bite for the big fish was the Jig and the spoon.
The Ledge bite is in full swing. What a day. We brought a couple a piece in to the ramp to see if we could score the outings bragging rights. Our boat had the best fish catching day. Our best 5 was estimated of at leasst 25 pounds and could have been pushing 30.
What a day…They are biting, I have days open. Last year May and June were awesome. This year looks even better right now for May. Come on down, lets get you out on the Big “G”.
Call me: 256-990-0376
 …
 
Curt
Designed by