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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 1/18/20

With the March type weather, we have been experiencing fishing remained strong on Guntersville this past week. There were a few days that we experienced catches of 30 plus fish and some good size mixed in there with them. The water temperature in some areas reached as high as 59 degrees moving the bass to the early spring locations. Being persistent and finding the right location was key but when you did you reaped the benefits.

Baits were pretty-typical winter type baits, SPRO Aruka Shads, Picasso chatter baits and spinner baits, Tight-Line swim jigs along with Missile bait “48” stick baits were the key. We fished mainly in 10 ft. or less of water most of the day. Location, grass, bait fish and timing were key to catching; you just had to be patient until they turned on and then it was on.

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Strike Zones and Cold Water

As the water temperature changes in the winter so does the length of the strike zone, a quick way to remember this is the colder the water temperature the shorter the strike zone. We as anglers especially in the winter have a tendency to cover water quickly, and this is a good thing but you must make a decision on when its time to fish an area thoroughly; and understanding the water temperature can be key.

As an example, let’s take the water temperature and set some distances for the strike zone based on temperature. My best guess is between 40 and 50 degrees the strike zone for a bass narrows down to the basically the length of the fish 12 to 17 inches. Once the water temperature reaches the 60’s their strike zone increases by just about doubling the length of the fish as you get into the 70’s now the strike zone triples the length of the fish and you start seeing more activity from bass; they chase more, they feed from longer distances and they roam more, hence you see more activity from them while your fishing the increased water temperature. The temperature of the water in the 70’s is their preferred active temperature and on the cloudy days in the winter with 70-degree temps they become really active. 

Another consideration while fishing colder water temperatures is when to slow down or speed up as your covering water. There are a few keys to this type of decision but its not always black and white; some keys would be, observing moving bait fish around the area your covering or grass stems and bright sun on a cold winter midday where the oxygen level is high. It also can be just a sense that this area is really fishy; when this happens its time to slow down and cover this area inch by inch, while understanding the strike may be short forcing you to be thorough and cutting the area at different angles until you prove there is active fish there. Also many times you have to consider bait selection, is your bait being seen, is it big or small enough to attract a bite, can it be worked slow enough so the bass will react to it. 

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