Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service​ 

Fishing Report Lake Guntersville 10/21/17

If you’re looking for a way to escape the daily pressures getting on the lake in late October with the fall colors and serenity of the lake, fishing can be just what the doctor ordered. Even better than that is the pure fact that the fishing will be great up through Thanksgiving with the bass feeding-up for the winter.

This past week saw some improvement in the things that matter and time spent on the water was lots of fun. We are still fishing in that 10 to 12 ft. range finding fish in scattered grass and around boat docks indicating the fall movement has started. The most productive bait for me is still the Missile Bait ‘48” stick bait along with the Picasso spinner bait and Shock Blade chatter bait. Swim baits rigged several different ways all helped add some catches to the day. Also, the frog fisherman are still catching fish on the SPRO frog I haven’t worked it this week but it’s still producing in certain areas of the lake. 

Come fish with me no one will treat you better or work harder to see you have a great day on the water. I have days and guides available to fish with you; it’s just a great time to be on the water. We fish with great sponsor products Lowrance Electronics, Ranger Boats, T&H Marine products, Duckett, SPRO and more.

Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
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Email: bassguide@comcast.net
Call: 256 759 2270
Capt. Mike Gerry

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Fall Dock Fishing

The in-between time of year generally falls in the fall when the water is still warm and the bass are acting like its mid-summer. Bass become real finicky in this time of the year as one day they bite well the next day you struggle even though many times you go back to the spot you caught them at the day before. When this occurs main lake docks become great targets for fall fish. They have cover from the bright sun; docks become great transition areas and finicky fish attract to areas of wood where cover from sunlight and bait seems to hang during this time period. 

The dock bite in the fall is quite different than you would expect. You’re targeting docks with reasonable depth but many times the shallowest area of the dock is where the bass are hanging out. So cut every angle with your bait and don’t be afraid to get to the shallowest water on the edges of the dock. Repetition around docks is key don’t be afraid to make several casts at the same spot or corner or edge of the wood. Many times bass have to be enticed into striking there not really feeding and repetition of casts seem to be a way to get them to strike. Also be aware of the depth once you catch a fish around dock and get a read on the depth, you have a key to getting the next bite target that depth over and over from dock to dock as depth is a big part to getting the next bite. 

It’s also true that many top water bites come by skipping baits under a dock and a frog is an excellent choice to do so. First of all frogs like the SPRO frog is weighted and makes excellent skipping baits especially the way the weight causes the frog to stay upright and slide easily over the top of the water. The weight is right at the bottom of the frog where the hook meets the entrance to the hollow body causing the bait to skip easily. Besides being a great presentation it is also a fun presentation; there is nothing more heart pumping that hearing an explosion feeling the tugging but not be able to see it because it’s under the structure. Your heart will pump rapidly and your nerves will suffer from the excitement.

Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
www.fishlakeguntersvilleguideservice.com
www.facebook.com/FishGuntersville
Email: bassguide@comcast.net
Call: 256 759 2270
Capt. Mike Gerry