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I live in the north and fish in the north. What should I expect from Guntersville in late April?

What stage are the bass usually in at that time?

I've heard grass, lots of grass. April? Grass? Not up north.

I've already got a few good spots picked out on Navplanner2.

Current? Do they release water like Kentucky Lake?

C'mon RW, this lake's got smallie heaven written all over it.

See where I'm going with this?

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Guntersville has some smallies, but it's not a "smallmouth lake".

The lake is noted for big numbers of largemouth in the 5-6 lb range.

DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER, the fish should be shallow and very

aggressive. The grass will be thick, but not tall yet. Four years

ago we caught the majority of our fish in the grass throwing lipless

crankbaits. Topwater should be red hot! Otherwise, soft plastics and

spinnerbaits just about covers it.

B)

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We have grass three inchs tall in feb. by april you'll have fish in all stages pre spawn. Spawning and post spawn it'll be how ever you want to catch them some grass will be close to topping out by then I'll be throwing Lipless, square bill three foot or less and big white spinnerbaits and I have also fished this lake for ten years three days a week or more over that time and only caught one smallie so less you going to fish forty foot deep by the dam on rocks don't look for them

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This last March (late March), lipless crank ripped through grass.

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Hey ZipPow, What kind of grass is it? Hydrilla, pads, etc?

How is the water clarity usually?

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Hey ZipPow, What kind of grass is it? Hydrilla, pads, etc?

How is the water clarity usually?

Hydrilla and milfoil and dollar pads and lily pads.lily pads in back of north sauty creek hydrilla and milfoil mixed threw out the lake in ten foot of water or less dollar pads in midlake areas. On some channel ledges five foot of water or less. Water is usually clear two foot visibility or more on the main lake all spring in the back of the creeks it depends on the rain most of the time a foot or more. Lots of stumps its a sure bet you find some health grass next to a stump hang on there a good chance you'll get you arm broke in the spring.

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This last March (late March), lipless crank ripped through grass.

Man, nice fish!

:D :D :D

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Thank you sir! Sounds alot like one of the lakes I fish.

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This last March (late March), lipless crank ripped through grass.

Nice Bass ~ That ought to get everyones juices flowing !

:D

A-Jay

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It was definitely fun. I had made a long cast and let it sink down to the grass. She hit it on the first rip and fall so it was a long ways back to the boat. I didn't realize the real size until she got close and ran. Nervous few minutes letting her fight it out.

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I really hope the weather cooperates. This should be even better than Kenlake!

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You won't be but a couple of hours From Florence and some good smallmouth fishing.

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You won't be but a couple of hours From Florence and some good smallmouth fishing.

That's where my old man and I are hitting up the first couple days of the trip.

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