Fishing on Lake Guntersville

Lake Guntersville is located in North Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville. Alabama's largest lake contains 69,100 acres and stretches 75 miles from Nickajack Dam to Guntersville Dam. Free boat ramps and private marinas dot the lake's perimeter. Fishing, boating, camping, hunting and eagle watching are popular sports in the area. Eagle watching centers on Guntersville State Park and the dam during the winter, though some bald eagles stay all year. Guntersville's fish habitat includes milfoil and hydrilla weed beds from which big bass explode on topwater baits.

Though most noted nationally for large bass, Lake Guntersville is home to quality angling for a variety of fish. Historically, about two-thirds of the anglers on Lake Guntersville target large mouth bass, although brim, bluegill, red ear sun fish and long ear sun fish, crappie, sauger and catfish attract their fair share of anglers.

Kayak anglers like Lake Guntersville because numerous boat ramps dot the shoreline. Yakangler.com rated Lake Guntersville as one of the top waters for fishing from a kayak in 2013.

For more information on fishing in town creek and boat rentals contact

Boat Rentals (256)-582-8358

Click here to view boat rental rates at Town Creek Fishing Center

For more information on booking and participating in fishing tournaments in the park contact

Sandy Tesney at 256-505-6634 or email Sandy Tesney

For information on fishing in and around Guntersville contact

marshallcountycvb.com