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.

“We just wanted to say Thanks to Tim for taking us out Monday before the storm and then again Tuesday. We had a blast. He works hard to find the fish for his clients to catch and has the MOST experience on the lake than anyone I've talked to. The first fish of the day was a 7 & 1/2 pounder. We are from Augusta, GA and drove almost 6 hours to fish with Tim and it was definitely worth it!! We caught some good fish out on the ledges and a few fish over 6 pounds. Thanks again Tim for a great time on Lake Guntersville. We will definitely see you again soon!
Nick & Maggie - Augusta, GA  
“Thanks for a great trip on Guntersville! We have fished probably sixty guided bass trips on Lake Mead, Table Rock, Florida lakes, Toledo Bend, and Lake Fork and our four days with you were amazing. It was fun to catch the number of bass we landed a day, which probably averaged over 50, but to have the number of quality fish from 4 to 7 lbs. was great, and to top that off catching an 8 lb.13 oz.!!! We will definitely be back for more!!!”
Ronnie and Liz Milton - Livingston, LA
“I just wanted to say thanks to Tim for one of the best days I've ever had on the water. The conditions were rough with the high winds but he was still able to put us on the fish in a big way! But besides the actual fishing I really enjoyed asking questions about the lake, lures and techniques. He answered every question, and there were a lot of them, with exceptional detail making sureI understood exactly what he was explaining. It's information that will last for many fishing seasons to come and that's why I told him it was the best money I'd ever spent. I booked other trips before we even got back to the dock and plan on making it an annual part of my fishing.”
Wes Jolly - Warrior, AL
“Wow what a day!!!! If anyone is wanting to learn jig fishing on Guntersville go with Tim Chandler. He put us on the fish and made catching big fish easy. We caught around 25 fish and the biggest 6+ with 10 over 4lbs. Thanks Tim for a wonderful trip. ”
Chad and Mike - Birmingham, AL
“My daughter Vee had the time of her life and some memories that are priceless. She couldn't stop telling her friends about Mr. Tim and his big red boat. The attention you paid to my daughter and care you demonstrated when coaching her or even engaging her in conversation was most appreciated by her Dad. Dad to Dad...thank you from the bottom of my heart for some awesome photos and memories that I have with my Daughter. We were lucky to boat 13 fish, but just the time together with my daughter would have been worth the cost of the trip. Any Dad (or Mom) wanting to take their child on a trip they will not soon forget should contact you. It is easy to see why you are so busy. I am looking forward to wetting a hook again with you soon.”
John Steger - Huntsville, AL
“Tim is the best guide by far I have ever fished with. This man knows his stuff and will put you on em. Great guy and excellent guide..”
Jason Snell - Jamesville, NC