Lake Guntersville Guntersville, AL USA
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34 Years of Fishing Experience

20 years of guiding full time on Lake Guntersville - USCG Licensed Captain
34 years of experience allows me to teach seasonal grass fishing patterns, proven tournament techniques, and navigation of the lake. Tournament anglers are welcome! We can accommodate large corporate trips and group events.

Fish for Fun

Great day on the water for couples, fishing buddies, or a parent wanting to create a lasting memory.
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Sharpen Your Skills

Update your angler resumé by honing your skills. Learn how to catch based on patterns and conditions.
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Hook that Trophy Bass

There are some monster fish in Lake Guntersville. Get ready to hook one of there big females!
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Practice for a Tournament

All anglers pre-fishing for tournaments are welcome!
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Need lodging for your stay at Lake Guntersville?

My clients will receive a 10% off discount at Fishermans Village, Waterfront Bay, The Lakeside Loft, Guntersville Lake Cabin Rentals, and D&E Landing by mentioning that they are fishing with me when booking your cabin reservations.

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How to Choose a Fishing Guide

You do have many guides to choose from on Lake Guntersville because over the last 5 years the lake has experienced a surge in fishing guides.  Every spring Guntersville starts out with 30 plus guides but it always dwindles down to just a hand full making their living guiding every day. Guides pops up all the time with little to no experience on the lake.  They have a boat and a fishing rod, so now they call themselves a fishing guide.  There are also some retired guys out there and their motto is, “I’m going to fish anyway, might as well get paid for it”.  These types of guides don’t care if you come back as a client because they have another income.

You will also find guides that say they are accomplished tournament anglers but cannot furnish any evidence that they have won anything on Lake Guntersville. As the ole saying goes, “Anyone can catch a fish and be whoever they want to be on the internet”. All they have to do is write it and post it on a webpage. I suggest you be careful in who you hire, take the time to do a little research on your next fishing guide. Don’t just believe a fishing report you saw online. Ask around for references and call the local tackle shops to find out who is worth taking a trip with. Don't be afraid to ask your fishing guide questions, before you book a trip. Find out how long they have been guiding on Lake Guntersville. The internet is not new, so you can go back a long ways to see if their story checks out.

Check your possible guide’s credentials and qualifications. All guides on the Tennessee River are required by federal law to be United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain. If they are not you may be putting yourself and your family at risk. You have every right to ask to see your guide’s license, so ask for it. Almost every bass fishing guide will say they are the best, so use your discretion and remember if its sounds too good...it probably is. A guide's reputation is the most important part of his business.