Fishing Lake Guntersville
Well, I will be casting a spinnerbait a whole bunch! This happens to be not only a great way to fish anywhere, it is ideal for a lake with lots of grass. In any given day you might see me fishing a 1/4oz bait up in 1 foot of water and moving to slow-roll a 1oz bait off into 20 feet.
I am not going into detail on all the different ways to fish a spinnerbait of Guntersville lake, just the best ways.
The best way is to come just inches over the grass making contact about every 5 - 10 turns of your handle. You might say "no kidding"
Now, lets talk about how hard this can be to actually do.
First of all every cast will need special attention. The boat might have moved or the grass is a tad deeper or a tad shallower. You might have to raise the rod and wind a little faster or drop and allow the bait to sink for a few seconds to find the grass you stopped feeling.
Stopped feeling is the key words here. Sometimes you might move into areas where the grass in much deeper. The biggest mistake that I have made is forgetting to pay special attention to every cast. I sometimes just stop fishing and tell myself, "hey that right there was a wasted cast" You do not want many of them.
Touching the grass will always be to right approach to checking for spinnerbait bass. Just doing it on every cast is very tricky.
Each of the maps below have a drawing with them so look at them close to see how different the spinnerbait grass grows.
Grass on the edge of the river channel. Notice how fast the bottom drops off? Well most anglers would not fish a spinnerbait slow enough to follow the grass as it tapers off into the deeper water. Sometimes the grass is thicker in 12 foot than 10. This requires the proper speed of retrieve as well as a bait of 1/2 or larger in weight.
Grass on the back side of the main river channel grass line. These places are very hard to fish properly since the backs side depths and grass lines very so much. The grass you "can see" is the obvious. but it is the grass you can't see that you do not want to over look
Secondary grass points. The grass here may grow out as far as 12 feet or more. Not to mention there may be clumps of grass hidden out in deeper water on little humps. Many times the points may have shallow areas where the grass may grow undetected. Again the grass in 3 feet is not your target.
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