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Being lucky enough to live near Guntersville

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These days I count my blessings in being close enough to Guntesville to be able to fish this amazing lake every weekend. The fishing this year is off the charts, I can't remember ever having this kind of fishing. Took my dad out Saturday and had an amazing trip. We lost count of how many fish we landed, but it was in the 70-80 range. Our best 5 was around 29 pounds, which ofcourse was possible because I wasn't in a tournament this weekend. Had I been in a tournament, I'm sure that my best 5 would've been around 3 pounds!

Here are a few pics of the fish we caught. Seeing my dad land a couple 5-6 pounders made this trip one that I won't ever forget. His health isn't all that good and he doesn't have the chance to get out and fish like this much anymore. He was like a kid in a candy store as he caught fish after fish.

Wanted to add that the biggest fish (except 1) we landed all came on 10" Rage Tail Anacondas with a little dip in some JJ's magic!

The biggest of the day (6.9 lbs) came on an AB 5" ***.

We caught a lot using *** and spinnerbaits. At one point my dad caught 8 fish in a row on a spinnerbait at first light.

I stuck with topwaters at first because its so much fun. Watching 3-4 lb bass getting airborne as they nail your bait is something that just doesn't get old!

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I doesn't get any better than that!

Nice looking bass, great pics!

8-)

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Thats it. I'm moving to Guntersville.

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Thats it. I'm moving to Guntersville.

    x2.  That is one great place to fish!!!!!!!!

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hey, that's awesome.  I fished Guntersville for the first time this past weekend.  I'm taking the day off on Thursday to go back.  ;)

Any advice?

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Nice fish! I always have a blast watching Pops hook up  ;D

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Very nice fish.

Is that boat an X2? I lived out of one my buddy won last year and it was the same exact colors as yours. He actually sold it a guy in Bama over this past winter.

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hey, that's awesome. I fished Guntersville for the first time this past weekend. I'm taking the day off on Thursday to go back. ;)

Any advice?

Fish the edge of the grass in the main channel. Spinnerbaits are good right now, especially if you see the shad following the bait back to the boat. Worms worked over the top of the grass are good too. If that bite doesn't heat up, senko's wacky rigged still work as well. Truth is right now you can catch fish on all kinds of things, some work better than others, but the fishing has been great over the past month or so. Its not a question of if you are going to catch fish, it's really more about which bite is working on a given day. Some days you can catch lots of fish, but few large ones (large being over 5 lbs). Some days you don't catch as many but the big boys and girls come out to play. Some days its both. As of this past weekend they haven't schooled up by size yet so you never know when a big one will hit. They are all mixed in together still.

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Very nice fish.

Is that boat an X2? I lived out of one my buddy won last year and it was the same exact colors as yours. He actually sold it a guy in Bama over this past winter.

Yep, bought it new about 3 months ago. Been a great boat so far, except for a blown compression fitting in the engine and some tearing in the seats that will be replaced.

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I can be there in 6 hours if you have an open back seat. ;)

Let me know anytime you are down this way and I will take you to a sure fire spot that has some monster 2lb bass! ;D :o

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Nice Post and glad you were able to take your Dad with you. I remember those times well when my Dad in his later years was able to make it on  some of my fishing trips and those memories and photos are priceless.

Congratulations to both of you and some day I will make it to Guntersville and see what everyones been talkin' about........All of our guys say it's one of the best in the country!!

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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You definately need to give it a shot some day. As the temp's continue to rise swimming a 10" anaconda through the grass is going to be a very effective way to catch some fatties!

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I can be there in 6 hours if you have an open back seat. ;)

Let me know anytime you are down this way and I will take you to a sure fire spot that has some monster 2lb bass! ;D :o

Hold up. Burley only catches bass that are under 14" and under so taking him to a hole full of 2 pounders probably wouldn't do him any good. He's worked hard to earn the title of Dinkmaster.

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You definately need to give it a shot some day. As the temp's continue to rise swimming a 10" anaconda through the grass is going to be a very effective way to catch some fatties!

Well if your goin' thru the grass, don't underestimate the Keel weighted (swimbait) hook on the Annie....It's a Smoker. I like the 6/0 screw lock hooks for this, 1/8 to 1/4 oz. Slow but SURE and might touch the end of the tail with JJ's Chartreuse  ;)

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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You definately need to give it a shot some day. As the temp's continue to rise swimming a 10" anaconda through the grass is going to be a very effective way to catch some fatties!

Well if your goin' thru the grass, don't underestimate the Keel weighted (swimbait) hook on the Annie....It's a Smoker. I like the 6/0 screw lock hooks for this, 1/8 to 1/4 oz. Slow but SURE and might touch the end of the tail with JJ's Chartreuse ;)

Big O

www.ragetail.com

Wow... Awesome Catches!

Big-O... Can't wait to give this a go once the water is warm enough and they are hangin' in the shallows.

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I can be there in 6 hours if you have an open back seat. ;)

Let me know anytime you are down this way and I will take you to a sure fire spot that has some monster 2lb bass! ;D :o

Hold up. Burley only catches bass that are under 14" and under so taking him to a hole full of 2 pounders probably wouldn't do him any good. He's worked hard to earn the title of Dinkmaster.

Well, I might be able to find some dinks too, if he's not up to sitting at the grown up table. How bout this :

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I can be there in 6 hours if you have an open back seat. ;)

Let me know anytime you are down this way and I will take you to a sure fire spot that has some monster 2lb bass! ;D :o

Hold up. Burley only catches bass that are under 14" and under so taking him to a hole full of 2 pounders probably wouldn't do him any good. He's worked hard to earn the title of Dinkmaster.

Well, I might be able to find some dinks too, if he's not up to sitting at the grown up table. How bout this :

That's more like it.  

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