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#12414337 - 09/04/17 09:45 PM Wheeler Lake or Guntersville?
BUbass903 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 93
Loc: Longview, TX
The first week of November I will be in Decatur Alabama for work. I have never fished Wheeler Lake or Guntersville so I plan to do a guide trip while I am there. I may only have enough time for a half day trip. Wheeler would be more convenient to Decatur but I would like to hear some thoughts from you guys that are more familiar with the lakes........is it a no brainer to choose Guntersville over Wheeler? How is the fall fishing on these lakes? I have looked at several prior posts on Guntersville guides but are there any recommendations for Wheeler guides?

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#12414553 - 09/05/17 06:26 AM Re: Wheeler Lake or Guntersville? [Re: BUbass903]
Basswhippa Offline
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Registered: 04/10/12
Posts: 4
Of the two, Guntersville. But if you want to go below wheeler dam, do it. I got a 7.8, 7.5, and 6.1 early November 2015 in one day. Bronzebacks. They'll jerk a 12 pound Fork large head around. Great for a half day trip.

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#12414594 - 09/05/17 07:37 AM Re: Wheeler Lake or Guntersville? [Re: BUbass903]
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Registered: 07/11/06
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Guntersville
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#12414817 - 09/05/17 10:55 AM Re: Wheeler Lake or Guntersville? [Re: James Biggs]
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Guntersville


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#12414875 - 09/05/17 11:30 AM Re: Wheeler Lake or Guntersville? [Re: BUbass903]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3836
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Fall fishing is tough on both lakes, that's for sure. Guntersville is one of the most pressured lakes in the country; add in Fall and it becomes extremely tough. The fish really spread out and it's tough to dial in a pattern. My suggestion would be to contact a guide first and see which lake he/she recommends.
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#12414917 - 09/05/17 11:52 AM Re: Wheeler Lake or Guntersville? [Re: BUbass903]
Fishin' Nut Offline
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Registered: 03/14/03
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Loc: Huntsville, AL
Largemouth - Guntersville

Smallmouth - below Wheeler Dam

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#12415081 - 09/05/17 01:34 PM Re: Wheeler Lake or Guntersville? [Re: BUbass903]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2789
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I have fished those 3 lakes (including Wilson) back in 2000 for a day each. I agreee with Fishin' Nut, smallies, go to Wheeler Dam beneath it, at least, LMB, go to Guntersville. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12415889 - 09/05/17 10:43 PM Re: Wheeler Lake or Guntersville? [Re: BUbass903]
BUbass903 Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 93
Loc: Longview, TX
Thanks for the info guys.....I have never caught a smallmouth so below Wheeler dam may be what I go with to experience something new. Any guide recommendations for below Wheeler dam?

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#12415891 - 09/05/17 10:46 PM Re: Wheeler Lake or Guntersville? [Re: Fishin' Nut]
BUbass903 Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 93
Loc: Longview, TX
Fishin Nut, it is a family/work trip combination. I work for a steel company and will be visiting our plant in Decatur but will also be visiting my brother-in-law who is a pastor in Hayden.

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