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The ideal Fishing set up

With all the tackle, boats rods reels and more available today many folks get a head ache trying to coming up with what many would consider the ideal set up to bass fish; oh and maybe have it cost a reasonable price. If I can be just a little off-beat I will try to give you my take on all this in the eyes of what I would consider a weekend fisherman. 

Let’s first start with the most obvious that being a boat, if you’re not trying to impress your neighbor there are many ways to find a boat that will work efficiently for the weekend fisherman. I would look for a bass boat that has at least 2 years of warranty on the motor; even if you made a bad choice with a couple of years of warranty left your protected from getting just a bad deal and  motor that might be a big time problem.
 
Rods reels and tackle are a little simpler, you don’t have to have everything at once, pick a few baits you believe you can be successful with and purchase rod and reel or set up that will work with the baits you have chosen. Type of reel, speed of reel and having a good break system are the important issues with reels. Once you have choose the baits you want to start fishing you need to match the baits to the set up that allows it to perform as the manufacturer of the bait suggests. If there is one suggestion I have for all is the cheapest reel and rod is not the way to start fishing. Good equipment makes a big difference in fishing, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive but it does need to be a quality supplier. Cheap gets you headaches, expensive cost you hard earned money but quality at fair prices makes your day much easier on the water. Rods are as important as reels; certain baits require a rod with the stiffness yet strength to work the bait. If you purchase the wrong rod for the bait you have chosen then you will be annoyed the whole day on the water. Make your equipment choices simple, at a fair price with good quality and you will be much happier on the water.

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Capt. Mike Gerry


Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 4/22/17

I am pleasantly pleased to say the fishing has been great we are catching good size and good numbers of post spawn fish and the fun has just begun. The fish are active they have moved to the typical post spawn locations in 10 ft. or less of water and it won’t be long before the ledge bite should follow. Guntersville all though extremely tournament heavy the fish are responding and the fun part of the year is upon us.

The week for me was all about fast moving baits, Tight-Line swim jigs, rigged with Missile Bait Swim baits, Punisher Hail Mary’s rigged with Missile bait D-Bombs and Punisher Spinner baits; it has been fun and I expect we will see it continue for a couple of months. I think we will see this pattern for a few weeks then the fish will move to the ledges and the SPRO deep crank bait bite should be on. I for one can’t wait.

Come fish with me no one will treat you better or work harder to see you have a great time on the water. I have the most experienced team of guides on the lake; they fish day in and day out and can help you have some fun, find some tournament fish or just go fishing. We fish with great sponsor products; Ranger Boats, Lowrance Electronics, Duckett rods and reels, Vicious Line and more. We teach the use of electronics and we will be glad to help you.

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


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