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Capt. Mike Gerry


· Professional Bass Fishing Guide Service. Living in the North Alabama Area since the 70's and fishing Lake Guntersville for over 40 years. I have many published fishing articles world wide in magazines, newspapers and on-line magazines. Featured in the October 08 issue of Alabama Out door News; also made the cover of ODU May of 2018. I offer the most comprehensive information for Lake Guntersville, fishing tips, reports, and featured articles.I challenge you to utilize my Professional Guide Service and compare the knowledge, friendliness and good time on the water to anyone. 

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Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 12/15/18

With cold rain and constant changing weather my report only has a few days of sampling from this past week. Again, my report is second hand as my new Ranger is close to arriving but still not here. With the amount of fishing trips slow for the time of year and the holidays there are fish being caught in the 15-plus ft. of water, but you work for your bites.

It is the tough surviving and getting bites as the Picasso umbrella rig seems to be catching fish, but as is the case this bait is heavy tough on the body so not everyone enjoys fishing it. Other baits we are fishing missile bait ‘48” stick baits, Tight-Line jigs and SPRO Aruka shad rattle baits are also finding bites. 

Come fish with me no one will treat you better or work harder to see you have a great day on the water. Its time to book your 2019 trips I have days and guides available to fish with you, we are looking forward to hearing from you. We fish with great sponsor baits Ranger boats, Duckett Fishing, Vicious Fishing, Navionics, Lowrance Electronics, T&H Marine, Boat Logix mounts and more. 

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Reading Your Mapping

While todays mapping has improved drastically; as everything from coloring to contours to self-recorded detail are available you still must understand what you’re seeing on your screens. That for many can be a challenge so let me offer a little detail and hopefully give you some confidence that what your seeing is reality. 

All mapping for your electronics is not created equal, maybe at the time the map was originally recorded your detail was correct but all bottom structure changes with time from current and the natural silting and erosion process that changes the bottom over time. You must be able to improve your own mapping either with personal recording or enhanced mapping that is constantly being updated and not all mapping has that option. 

Today’s mapping software has many options one is coloring that allows you to set change of depths by color say red to blue to yellow or what-ever color you desire as there is many color choices as you progress down the depths and some have contours that are visible along with shading to see depth change. I use a combination of both to read my maps and use features of coloring and contour lines to determine where I want to fish. Contours if you’re not aware are many times showing one ft. apart allowing you to see sudden drops or gradual drops approaching your position; the closer the contours the more sudden the drop and the farther apart they are the more gradual the drop. Coloring doesn’t give you this detail alone so that is why I combine contours and coloring on my screens to see how the bottom is set up. It’s also true that some new features of trolling motors are designed to follow contours from you mapping screens, and the actual depth allowing you to keep in a consistent depth with the touch of a button on the newest feature called spot-lock. 

When you combine your mapping with trolling motor feature (spot-lock) you could really stay on a consistent pattern that can offer some great fishing as bass progress through the seasons. Understanding where you are on your map, the depth you’re in and combining it with good bottom view can really make a difference in your catching!

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Call: 256 759 2270

Capt. Mike Gerry

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 We saw some better weather and got some feeding from the bigger fish this past week! Keep moving your location until you find them! It's a great time on the water!


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