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Old 12-15-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Any good places to go? Do I need a boat?

Lake Guntersville is an obvious start but where?
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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Any good places to go? Do I need a boat?

Lake Guntersville is an obvious start but where?


I've seen people fishing around the north side of the bridge that is highway 72 over the river to Decatur from Huntsville.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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You can fish off of Hwy 69 on the bank of Lake Guntersville. People park their cars off the road there. You see a lot of ppl fishing in boats all around that area so that is a good sign. There were even a couple of ppl fishing last week when it was so cold.
Here is info on boat rentals
Guntersville Lake Information - Guntersville Lake Alabama Information vacation and Guntersville Lake relocation information
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the link. Lots of good info there that I can use.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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Fish along U.S. 31/Ala. 20 in Decatur. This is along the causeway and in Day Park, which is the park on the NW side of the river. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge might have several fishing areas. You might call them to ask. Or go to any bait shop and ask. Happy fishing!
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:02 AM
 
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I forgot... you can also fish around Guntersville Dam. I know they catch some HUGE catfish there, not sure about bass or other fish
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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I forgot... you can also fish around Guntersville Dam. I know they catch some HUGE catfish there, not sure about bass or other fish
Oh Keeper you let the cat out of the bag. It is suppose to be a "secret spot" for many!

A friend took me there about a month ago and made me sworn to secrecy. We only had about an hour before sundown but I caught a ~3 lbm stripe bass there.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:10 AM
 
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I forgot... you can also fish around Guntersville Dam. I know they catch some HUGE catfish there, not sure about bass or other fish
Around all the dams are generally good fishing spots (at least from what I hear...I don't fish!). Wheeler Dam (near Courtland), Wilson Dam (Florence) and the lakes backed up behind them. Someone once told me the deepest spots are behind the dams = the coolest waters = the biggest catfish.

There have been more than 1 84-pound catfish reported. A few years ago, a couple of guys cornered a big 'un in a shallow pool off the river. There was a photo...the fish was as long as the guys were tall - scary! Turns out they had had a few beers on their fishing trip, so nobody believed them at first...bet that was hilarious to watch!
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Around all the dams are generally good fishing spots (at least from what I hear...I don't fish!). Wheeler Dam (near Courtland), Wilson Dam (Florence) and the lakes backed up behind them. Someone once told me the deepest spots are behind the dams = the coolest waters = the biggest catfish.
Thanks for the suggestion!

Yup, I used to fish that deep water pond, called the Pacific Ocean, and we do get some bigger fish that way.

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There have been more than 1 84-pound catfish reported.
I wonder if catfish fight this hard

http://fishingvideos.com/news/media/...XHrod%20sm.jpg

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Old 12-19-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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Fishing... somehow, someway, I never actually learned how to fish. Though it seems like kind of a slow hobby so I don't know that it would keep my interest.

Picked up some gear and was intent on learning a few years back when I lived on the MS coast, but then we were wiped out by Katrina and poof... there goes my stuff; still haven't made another run at it. Maybe some day.
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