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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 2/22/20

You can’t complain about the fishing if you like the chance of catching big fish or maybe your personal best; numbers are tough, but size is great as we put a 9 lb. 2 oz and a 7 plus in the boat this past week during a small corporate trip. It’s for sure typical winter in North Alabama as fronts are coming through daily and changing your day, but when you find some big bites it makes it all worth it. 

It’s not hard to find the right bait, its just hard to find the right location, we fished SPRO Aruka Shad rattle baits, SPRO rock Crawlers, Picasso Shock Blade chatter baits, and Tight Line swim jigs.  Probable the toughest thing this week was getting to areas that you could find active fish where the current would allow you to stay on top of your bites, if you could the bass were grouped and you could have some fun.

Come fish with me I have guides and days available to fish with you no one will treat you better or work harder to make sure you have a great time on the water. We have the most experienced group of guides on Guntersville. We fish with great sponsor products, Lowrance Electronics, Ranger Boats, Mercury motors, Vicious Fishing, Navionics mapping, Duckett Fishing, Boat Logix mounts, Missile Baits, and more. 

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Line Watching in the Winter

There is definitely-no-better time to develop line watching skills than in the winter; bites are generally light, the bass are slow reacting and generally feed very slowly during the winter, they don’t attack they slowly inhale. Developing good line watching skills is a must during this time of year and coupled with that rigging correctly so you can feel the bite better is a good practice to enhance your line watching skills. 

Many anglers feel that using a spinning rod in the winter enhances your ability to feel the bite and if you’re a finesse fisherman there is a very good argument for that. Spinning gear allows you to leave good slack in the line and watch and feel for twitches or movement in your slack line. Many times, bass pick up finesse baits and come to you giving you a sense that you have lost contact or the feel that nothing is on the line. This is a good indication that a fish has picked up your bait and starting-moving toward you; spinning gear allows you to easily reel up some line and feel the finesse bait easier during the winter months. It is also very important to have a small size line diameter like 8 lb. test, this gives your bait more action in the cold water than heavy weighted line allowing you to get more slack quickly as your bait works down the water column while finesse fishing. I also like to make sure I am rigged with fluorocarbon line, where there is little to no stretch in a clear color so the line can’t easily be seen by the fish. It’s also true that fluorocarbon is much more sensitive than normal mono-filament line. 

Boat position is also important in the winter, if you position your boat so you work at an angle off the deep to the shallow; this allows you to force the bass to bite and come across your boat instead of directly back to you. This boat position changes the instinct of a bass which is to feed near the top of a hump and work deep. If the bite is moving to your right or left it is much easier to detect. Watch the line, and get a good sense of your bite and you will miss less fish.

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