Fishing Reports

For Lake Guntersville, AL

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville, Guntersville Guide Service

  The fishing the past week has been up and down. We are catching most of our fish on soft plastics and jigs fished in 5 foot or less. Areas that have hard bottoms seem to be the best. If you get to fishing to fast you will blow right by them. There are a lot of fish that have spawned but I feel the bigger groups are still to come. We are catching some fish that are post spawn and a lot of the fish we are catching a peeing which are the males on beds. The bigger fish seem to be in a little funk right now with all the ups and downs in the weather. Every time I think it’s getting right another cold front comes in and sets it back but we aren’t far from it turning wide open. Here are a few pics from one of my client’s better fish. I still have a few days in April and May open if anyone wants to get out. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service 256-990-0376 Lake Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville Bass, Guntersville Bass Guide Mail to:... read more

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville, AL 3-31-16, Guide Service,

  I have been unable to post here lately due to not having any internet at the house but now that it is taken care of I will get better about posting. I going to make this post over the past few weeks since I have posted. When the past full moon hit I felt that every fish in the lake was going to hit the banks for the spawn. The water temp was up into the mid 60’s and we was seeing fish cruising everywhere and then the cold front hit and the water temp fell back into the upper 50’s  and then we warmed up and this last cold front came in which keeps prolonging the big spawn. There are fish bedding right now and I have caught some sight fishing but they are not everywhere. Up in the shallows when you find them are mostly males. The big fish seem to still be on out in the 6 to 8 feet range but I really feel that when the new moon hits it’s going to be game on. We have been catching fish on a variety of baits. A texas rig with creature style baits are working well, swimbaits, crankbaits, swim jigs are all producing. I still have a few dates in April open since I haven’t been able to post. I have the 6th and 7th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 19th,  23rd and the 26th . In May I have the 3rd through the 7th, 14th, 21st and the 23rd through the 27th. Here are a few a pictures from the past few days. Curt Staley’s... read more

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville, AL 2-28-16

  The water is still pretty dirty but you can find areas with some cleaner water in them. The past few days the bite has picked up every day.  The falling water hasn’t helped anything though but over the next few days things should really improve as the water level gets back to normal and starts to clear up.  Traps, jigs, crankbaits, and chatterbaits have been the way to go. We have been hitting our fish in little wolf packs. When you catch one you will catch more pretty quick. We have been having several short strikes over the course of the day but that is due to the falling water. The ones that get it are getting it. These pics are just of a few of the better ones we had on Saturday’s trip. I still have the 14th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th 25th, 26th, 28th and 29th open in March if anyone is wanting to get out. Just shoot me an email or send me a text or call if you need to set something up.   Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service 256-990-0376 Lake Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville Bass, Guntersville Bass Guide Mail to: read more

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville, Al 2-24-16

I just wanted to drop a quick report out about the bite just before all this weather and about the conditions we are having. The bite seemed like it was really starting to turn on before all this rain. Traps, crankbaits and a jig are all we needed before this as they were producing some 30 fish days . I haven’t been out the past few days due to all the storms and today the wind has really blown with gust over 40 mph from the weather reports I have seen. They have had flood warnings in affect and the water is going to turn to mud and the areas that aren’t being affected by all the run off will be affected by the winds. I will be out first thing in the morning to check all the areas that I have been catching fish from. We had been catching our fish from 4 to 10 feet of water and as deep as 15 feet.  Some fish have been up on the flats but our biggest have been coming from outside grass lines in 7 to 10 feet. I’ll drop an update out sometime in the next few days when I can see what this weather has done to this lake. I still have some dates open in March and April but my phone has been ringing off the hook so if you are thinking of going it may be a good choice to get your day or days booked. 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 2-15-16

  The bite towards the end of last week was really turning on for me. On Thursday I boated around 25 fish with the biggest being around 5 lbs. I got started around 11 on Thursday and from the time I sat down at my first stop I caught fish until around 3 and then the bite died back off. Every fish I caught that day came on a ¾ oz rattle type bait and they was eating the bait so good that I was ripping their gills loose and they would knock two feet of slack in your line. On Friday the bite was a little slower and I only caught around 10. I caught 5 on a trap and 5 on a jig. I didn’t spend much time in the places I caught them on Thursday. I only hit them long enough to get a few bites and went looking at some new areas. I didn’t fish on Saturday, I figured I would leaver that wonderful weather to the guys fishing the bfl and as for Monday I wasn’t getting put in all the rain. I will pretty much be out the rest of the week and will give you another update. I still have days open in March and April if anyone wants to get out. Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service 256-990-0376 Lake Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville Bass, Guntersville Bass Guide Mail to:... read more

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

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.