Arriving to Pre-Fish Lake Guntersville
When I got to Guntersville, I heard a lot of reports that the fishing was really tough, and most people were using finesse tactics to catch them. I went to a few of my spots where I caught some really good fish in the past and couldn’t get bit. So, I moved out to the ledges in hopes of finding a school or two of fish. I started really catching them and continued to for two days.
I was catching so many that I wouldn’t mark a waypoint unless I had caught multiple fish in that spot.
When Jacob and Alex called and said they were coming the next morning, I told them I had been catching them. So, I was hoping the ledge bite would continue and that I hadn’t worn the fish out too much the few days prior on my more productive spots. The beauty of Guntersville is it has a lot of ledges to fish. I had never been filmed while fishing prior to this trip, so I was definitely a little nervous but I’d done my homework.
The ANGLR Tour Arrives to Lake Guntersville Fishing For Bass!
The day of their arrival I went out on the water early before they showed up. They were coming from Lake Lanier and had left early that morning, so I had an hour or two to kill. My second cast, I stuck a pretty good one and got excited hoping the big fish may bite that day on film. I really hadn’t caught many big fish despite the numbers I had put in the boat over the past few days. I put it in the live well to show the boys when I met them at the ramp.
Being on the water with Jacob and Alex was a success!
We caught fish all day long and I got to explain how I ledge fish with crankbaits to locate fish. I thought I would be nervous with the camera rolling, but It wasn’t bad at all. I wanted to catch a few Mega’s on film, but we caught so many fish the day was still amazing and I can’t wait to fish with them again!
We caught plenty of fish on the trip and more importantly, enjoyed every second on the water!
Takeaways From Our Trip
Looking back at the trip and my approach, I would change one thing to see if it worked… I’d target those areas where we caught multiple bass and toss some sort of soft plastic. Whether it would be a trick worm or craw, throwing it back in behind those schools of fish may have produced some solid bites. I wonder if the larger fish were holding in those schools of smaller fish but tucked in a little further back. Hard to say I guess, but that’s part of what keeps us going back at it!