About Curt Staley

Certified USCG Captain

Curt Staley is a professional guide, tournament angler, and owner of Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service. Services are generally offered on beautiful Lake Guntersville in northeast Alabama. Curt started guiding part-time while working in Engineering support at a manufacturing company in Huntsville, AL. He started guiding full-time in February 2003.

Curt has fished with clients from all over the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, and Germany. The client base of Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service range from beginners, families, high school anglers, to professional anglers.


Curt’s First Guide Trip

My first guide trip was with Dennis and Luke Williamson from Ipswich / Brisbane, Australia. We fished four days (two were from sun-up to after dark). They were visiting the United States to attend the Talladega race in April of 1999. They were huge Dale Earnhardt #3 Fans. Dennis was also an Elvis Presley fan and visited Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, while here on their vacation.

I am 39 years old and a full-time fisherman participating in a selective array of tournaments and running my professional Fishing Guide Service on Lake Guntersville, Alabama. I am very outgoing and I am described by my father as a man who has never met a stranger. As I meet new people, it is my desire to make them feel the same.

In the future, as my career expands, my desire is to develop professional and sponsor relationships that will allow me to tackle the challenge of participating in the professional circuits. I believe I possess the experience, the knowledge, and the drive to do well.

There are times of the year that get slow for running fishing trips. When this happens, I work remodeling homes for Legend Builders of Brownsboro, Alabama.


  • Triton Gold award 4 times for top finishing Triton Owner
  • 3rd overall 2009 Divisional  / BWS North Alabama Division (Falling short by 9 Points)
  • 3rd Place 2009 Wheeler Lake
  • First Place 2008 BassMasters Weekend Series
  • 2008 Weiss Lake – Winner Triton Black Gold Award
  • 2008 Divisional Points Leader / BWS North Alabama Division
  • 2003 Wal-Mart BFL All American Qualifier

I currently own a 2011 21′ Triton HP Elite Series Bass Boat with a 250XS Mercury OptiMax. I am also on the Triton boat support team. I placed this boat in service 4/30/2011. This boat is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment available: My fishing arsenal consists of G-Loomis equipped with Plunger, Shimano, Chronarch and Diawa reels.

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Curt Staley is a Certified Coast Guard Captain.

Licenses are required in order to legally carry passengers for hire. This includes charters for fishing, sightseeing, diving, transportation, teaching or any use which is considered a “passenger for hire” situation.

The license requirements ensure the boat captain has approved CPR and First Aid training, drug and physical screenings, and knowledge of the equipment and water they plan to be in.