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  1. Thread: wheeler lake

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    Re: wheeler lake

    I fished a 2 1/2 hour Tuesday night wildcat tourney on Guntersville last night and took second place with 18.51 lbs ... 19 and change won it. I'm not sure if Wheeler is really "on fire" right now ......
  2. Thread: Weiss

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    Re: Weiss

    Guntersville crappie fishing has been on fire for a few months now. I've been hearing of more 2-4 pound crappie being caught this year than ever before. I've caught several slabs myself while bass...
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    Re: Best time for mat fishing?

    Be sure to brings plenty of chips and hot sauce for all the hydrilla gnats you'll be eating ... and something to wash them down too.
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    Re: Best time for mat fishing?

    Late August or September is generally prime mat fishing. If we don't have any tropical storm winds that break up the mats ... October can produce some fantastic mat fishing days. Usually a "big blow"...
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    Re: late May at Guntersville

    The topwater bite isn't really happening yet all over the lake yet. Any day now things should really pick up ..... and I can't wait.
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    Re: late May at Guntersville

    You should find a wide open topwater bite in late May. I also have had good success with Senko type baits, 10" ribbontail worms, and C-rigged lizards in the deeper water around stumps. A deep diving...
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    Re: Guntersville Tuesday

    Browns Creek is 57.5 - 59 degrees.
    South Sauty is 58-61 degrees.
    ***North Sauty has 63 + degree water in the back of the creek when the sun shines on it.***
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    Re: Help! Need Alabama Advice

    Guntersville has good fishing for all of the above. The good guides are all booked up well in advance ... and with the price of fuel ... good luck finding a "bargain".
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    Re: Guntersville 3-13,14 & 15

    It sounds like you had a good trip. I'm "geographically blessed" to have the big G only 11 miles from my house.
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    Re: Guntersville report

    It's about 10 miles to South Sauty Creek from the state park. Then you'll have to cross the river and head upstream to get to Goose Pond. I'm not sure if there are any launches north of South Sauty...
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    Guntersville report

    I fished Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning this past weekend. Saturday I managed to land two 4-5 pound fish, a few short fish, and lost a couple of 3-4 pound fish right at the boat. I also had...
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    Re: Best end at Guntersville??

    The Goose Pond area always warms up before the lower end of the lake.
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    Re: Are we there yet???

    I just got a "new" boat, so I'll be trying it out Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Actually I want to get the stink from some bass over 6 pounds on it to "break it in right". I'll try to give you some...
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    Re: Are we there yet???

    There are good weed beds and humps right out from where you'll launch. I got my 15# P-Line CXX broken by a monster within a few hundred yards of the launch last year. It has 25-30# break strength at...
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    Re: Are we there yet???

    It is 55 degrees and climbing ... your timing is perfect!! Leave your wimpy rods at home a be sure to spool up with fresh 15 - 20 lb line.
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    Re: Wed. At The Big G

    I generally don't crappie fish much in the spring .... just can't leave those big ol' green fish alone. I've had good luck around Jackson County Park in Scottsboro, but you'll have to fish in the...
  17. Thread: Is there?

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    Re: Is there?

    Temps were 53-57 yesterday ... now we've got a big cold front and a little snow that pushed through. The temps will probably be back down to 50-53 early next week. Fish will probably be caught in 5-9...
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    Re: Going to Guntersville!

    XR-50 and XR-75 excalibur rattlin lipless cranks in Royal Red and Royal Shad have been the hot prespawn baits for the past couple of years. A jig 'n pig always gets me a big bite this time of year....
  19. Thread: Gss prices

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    Re: GAs prices

    $3.04 - $3.25
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    Re: Guntersville Lodging

    http://www.fishinnhole.com/

    I think it's $150 a night ... but it has a boathouse and sleeps up to 7 ...
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    Re: Fishing License Changes?

    It depends on where you live ... go to page 13 and 14 on this site:
    http://www.outdooralabama.com/licenses/AlabamaLicenses&Fees.pdf
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    Re: Love that BIG G

    How about some details .... glad you got your "string stretched" ... I got out Sunday for a little while, but never got any bass over 2 pounds.
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    Re: Wheeler/Wilson info

    Late April will be post spawn. Wheeler has 1/100 th of the vegetation that Guntersville has .... Wilson has much less than that. Wheeler has some good fish in it, including smallmouth, but I'd rather...
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    Re: Guntersville Bigguns.

    I didn't get to go last weekend ... but this time of year I always catch 'em on lipless cranks, double willow spinnerbaits, suspending jerk baits, jig 'n pig, or a weightless Yum Dinger. Watch your...
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    Re: Guntersville Fishin Reports?

    It's prespawn right now with water temps in the upper 40's to around 50 degrees. Our weather is always so strange in the spring you can never predict the spawn too far in advance. A full moon and 70...
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    Re: Guntersville Fishin Reports?

    Guntersville is at full pool ... it seldom fluctuates more than 2 feet from flood stage to draw down.
  27. Thread: Line?

    by ShadLips
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    Re: Line?

    This time of year most big G bass are caught on lipless cranks and jerk baits. Using a line with little or no stretch means you'll land very few of the fish you'll hook. This time of year using mono...
  28. Thread: Line?

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    Re: Line?

    I use braid when the vegetation gets matted in the summer or fall. You won't find any mats this time of year. The 15# P-Line CXX probably has 25-30 pound breaking strength. I've played "tug of war"...
  29. Thread: Line?

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    Re: Line?

    I use 15# P-Line CXX in moss green color on my bait casting reels. It is considerably stronger than 20# Stren or Trilene. You can literally pull up stumps with the stuff. It's got some memory, which...
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    Re: Guntersville Fishin Reports?

    The water is from 48 - 50 degrees and they are hitting X-Calibur XR-50 and XR-75 lipless baits in 2-7 feet of water. Look for the greenest weeds in that depth and hang on. The big 'uns are already...
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    Re: Guntersville Lodging

    try Woody's Lodge ... not on the water though, but within sight of it. Again nothing fancy, but adequate for a fishing trip.

    Goose Pond Colony has some nice cabins on the lake, but no covered...
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    Re: Water temps at Guntersville

    Now the water is from 45-47 degrees and the big fish are beginning to move up and start feeding. I like the areas within 5 miles north or south of Scottsboro in the spring because the shallower water...
  33. Re: help!! planing a trip to the big G in feb or when?any one please !thanks

    Late February and early march is prime time for big G bass. Of course a big cold front can always throw a monkey wrench in the fish bite .... your guess is as good as mine as far as that goes.
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    Re: Fishing Early March on Guntersville??

    It all depends on the weather between now and then. A big cold front can change everything overnight. Ask me again just before your trip and I'll know what the current water temps are ... and can...
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    Re: smith lake question

    Folks around here call it the Dead Sea. Because of the extreme drought we've experienced the past few years, it is 20-25 feet below fool pool now. It's got some good spotted bass, but they can be...
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    Re: Fishing Early March on Guntersville??

    Last year the hot bait was XCalibur XR-50 in Royal Shad color. It's a Rat-L-Trap type bait ... on steroids. It's a great search bait and will catch lots of fish too. Bass tend to school up according...
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    Re: Lets talk Prespawn..

    When the water gets above 50 degrees they start to tie on the ol' feedbag.
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    Re: Guntersville cold fronts

    I fish a C-rig mainly during the warmer months (late May - September) when the bigger fish move to deeper water. I've always had problems detecting light strikes while dragging a C-rig through weeds...
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    Re: Guntersville cold fronts

    I use a Yum Dinger rigged weightless on a 5/0 G-Lock EWG hook and 15# P-line or a 10" ribbontail worm with the same hook but a 1/8 oz pegged sinker. I fish them SLOWLY along the outer edges of...
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    Re: Loking for cabins around Goosepond area

    Woody's Lodge may have what you need. Although it's not right on the lake, you can see some backwater from there. It's less than 2 miles from Goose Pond, but not very fancy ... a good place for guys...
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    Re: Guntersville Guide

    yeah ... one or two 6 pounders apiece ... Good Luck and catch some big 'uns.
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    Re: Guntersville Guide

    February and March has some great fishing, but a cold front can wreck the fishing. April usually has more predictable fishing patterns. Goose Pond Colony has some nice cabins on the water. I would...
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    Re: Best time of year for bass on Guntersville

    April and May are my best months for big G hawgs .... of course tax season prevents me from fishing much during the prime big fish months of February and March. The weather and water level has a big...
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    Re: Guntersville Tailrace

    I can catch stripers from the Guntersville tailrace at any time of year, however they can be harder to catch from July through September at times. They'll be plentiful until the water warms up next...
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    Re: Guntersville crappie

    I tie to the bridges because even my Minn Kota on low power will spook them at times. After I cruise the area with my depth finder on, I'll usually turn it off when I anchor and fish, occasionally...
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    Re: Guntersville crappie

    Fish bridges and other necked down areas with stronger current. I like to use 1/32 to 1/16 oz jig heads with 1 1/2" Panfish Assassin bodies in natural colors with 4# mono. Fish areas from 9-22 feet...
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    Re: Guntersville report

    30# braid simply won't cut it because it can't stand the shock of a big bass. It breaks at 30# on a steady pull, but it breaks much quicker when you snap it ... or when a big bass blasts it. I use at...
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    Re: Guntersville report

    I caught my fish mid-river between Goose Pond and Siebold. If you're fishing mats be sure to fish the "Rice Krispies" sounding ones ... listen for the snap, crackle, and pop and fish those areas...
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    Re: Guntersville report

    I'm definately not a "master" because the fish can humble a man with a big head in a New York minute. The BFL guys got their arses handed to them last weekend because of the front.

    The mats are...
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    Guntersville report

    The frog/rat bite is in full swing on the big G right now. Anyone interested in some "adrenaline rush fishing" needs to come get some. Hopefully tropical storm Humberto that is headed our way will...
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