By Reed Montgomery

Its been said (not only by myself many, many times) but by Alabama’s adapt bass anglers, professional bass anglers and the many fishing guides that call Guntersville lake their home;

“ There is no other lake in Alabama that can produce the sheer numbers of big bass, including those true, trophy largemouth bass (exceeding the almost unreachable mark by some anglers, of ten pounds or better), than Alabama’s largest, man made reservoir, Guntersville Lake.” 

Well, as Guntersville Lake’s oldest, professional — bass fishing only — guide service, guiding on Guntersville lake and other Alabama lakes for over 40 years, I agree.

I’ve seen bass weighing up to 14 pounds come into my boat and most of those huge, largemouth bass have been caught during this prespawn period on Guntersville lake.

But I may also add, “during the prespawn months of February and March there is no other lake in Alabama I would rather be fishing or taking clients fishing for trophy-sized bass, than Guntersville lake!”

They say,” every picture tells a story ” By observation alone, the pictures that accompany this article could easily tell it all…big largemouth bass!

So as a fishing guide that loves to see his clients catch that, “ bass of lifetime” I have taken some pictures over the past 40 plus years of guiding on this massive impoundment, of  huge, Guntersville lake bass. Some bass weighing in excess of 10 pounds!

Last year, during the late winter period, all throughout the spring season and even during post-spawn times in late May and early June I recorded countless catches of numbers of big bass some weighing 5, 6, 7 and 8 pounds.

There were many days we saw over 50 bass caught on a variety of lures and

various presentations.      

Yeah, those were the small ones, we actually lost count after the end of March. Following, were several bass weighing between 8 and 9 pounds, including four bass that pushed the scales to ten pounds.

But that was not all.

Two more bass exceeding ten pounds, one 11 1/2 pounder and one 12 pounder were taken last year as well, with many of the bigger bass taken in February and March in shallow water. Even during the months of April and May, almost every big  bass we fooled came in water less than 5 feet deep! 

The year before? Again countless big bass, some weighing from 5-8 pounds including four bass exceeding 9 pounds and two more hogs weighing over ten pounds, including two monster-sized bass weighing between 11 and 12 pounds!

Oh, and the ones that got away. Which are always much bigger…

So, can I say more? Make your plans right now to go on a guided fishing trip during this big bass spawning season to Alabama’s Guntersville lake (or any Alabama lake), with Reed Montgomery of Reeds Guide Service…first!

Always call on Reeds Guide Service…first!

Same rates for either one or two anglers. Discounts for a two day or more guided trips. We can furnish fishing equipment, several boats and professional guides for multiple parties, family outings and corporate guided fishing trips! Just book the trip now!

Your $100 deposit holds your fishing trip date and is transferable if bad weather or some unforeseen thing keeps you from making your pre planned fishing trip. Deposits are still good for a later on, re-scheduled fishing trip!

So what are you waiting for? Call today at (205) 663-1504 or e-mail me  and reserve your, ” fishing trip of a lifetime” to Alabama’s Guntersville Lake with Reeds Guide Service! Before its too late.

[Booking fast for spring, as soon as you let me know, I go ahead and put you down for your intended date! See my website for more info.] Time Flies. It will be summer before you know it.

Make plans now, you will be glad you did! Who knows, your picture may be posted next! Join the others that have caught big trophy bass from Guntersville lake while fishing with Reeds Guide Service!

Thanks, and good fishin’

Reed Montgomery, owner of Reeds Guide Service

Alabaster, Alabama (205) 663-1504


Reed Montgomery

About Reed Montgomery

Alabama's Oldest, Professional "Bass Fishing Only" Guide Service For Over 40 Years Fishing all of Alabama's Lakes for all Species of Bass and Striped Bass.

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