Welcome to our Lake Guntersville Home Page

Lake Guntersville stretches 75 miles from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam.  It is Alabama’s largest lake at 69,000 acres.  It is a popular lake for recreation such as fishing and boating.

Learn About the Fish

Primary Species of Fish
Largemouth Bass, Catfish

Lake Guntersville is one of the best bass lakes in the country.  This lake is known for good numbers as well as quality fish.  Largemouth bass in the 7 to 8 pound range are caught every year and bass up to and above 10 pounds are possible.  It is a large lake and there are so many spots you can target largemouth bass here.  Even with all the fishing pressure on largemouths on this lake, it still produces.  Lake Guntersville does have good numbers of catfish available too.  Many anglers will target them near the Guntersville Dam, but you can catch them throughout the lake as well.  This lake has good fishing for channel catfish and blue catfish.  If you’re looking to target a real big fish, try fishing for the blue catfish.  They can get huge.  Fish over 40 and 50 pounds are possible.

Secondary Species of Fish
Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill

Smallmouth bass are not very common in the lake, however, some anglers do report an occasional smallmouth bass caught near the Guntersville Dam.  This lake is part of a river system and there are some walleye and sauger available to catch on Lake Guntersville.  Most of the reports from anglers that are catching walleye or sauger usually come from people fishing near the Guntersville Dam.  Lake Guntersville has some very good fishing for panfish as well even though, panfish are often overlooked by the thousands of bass anglers that come here to fish every year.  The crappie bite is very good in the spring and there’s a lot of obvious cover to fish whether it is wood or docks, if you time it right, you can catch a lot of good fish in the shallows.  Once the crappie go deeper, they are harder to catch, but they are still here.  The bluegill and other types of bream are also here in good numbers.  The spring is best as these fish move into the shallows in huge numbers.