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Practice Period at Lake Guntersville

Posted by stephen on April 8, 2015

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(Photo: James Overstreet)

Well, that water temperature in up into the lower sixties in Alabama and that means the bass are looking to do their ritual.  Lots of fish have left their winter haunts and seem to be heading to the shallows looking to spawn, with some fish getting locked down on beds.  With good numbers of big fish in the shallows it’s shaping up to be a real slugfest at Lake Guntersville.  A two to two and half pounder won’t do you a lick of good in this one where giant bass roam.  It’s going to be a good deal.  I mean, anytime you aren’t wearing insulated underwear during the tournament sounds like a good event to me.

My practice period was steady.  I spent a lot of time the first two days of practice searching out fish on beds, along with a bit of today.  From doing this, I’m pretty convinced it’s not the deal; at least for me.  That is fine with me though.  I feel comfortable just going out and grinding them out in a couple areas and just go fishing.  I’ve been able to get those three or four big bites throughout practice and I think that’s what it’s going to take throughout the event to contend at such a great fishery.

From what I’ve experienced this week, it doesn’t seem the fish are grouped up real well.  As I’ve fished through areas the bites don’t seem to come from the same spots too often and when they do, they seem to be those smaller fish.  Those big girls are out there, but scattered, so just going out and going fishing is the best to do well in this one in my opinion.  At any rate, I’m really looking forward to getting out there tomorrow and hopefully this momentum from the past couple events can keep me rolling through at Guntersville. -SB