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.