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Bassmaster Magazine named Lake Guntersville the 6th best bass fishing lake in the nation in 2015, while fishing website,, just released its list of the 100 top bass waters in the United State... and Lake Guntersville took the top spot!

As Alabama's largest lake, Guntersville stretches 69,100 acres and encompasses 949 miles of scenic shoreline which makes it a favorite for the pro angler and amateur alike.

Though most noted nationally for large bass, Lake Guntersville is home to quality angling for a variety of fish. Historically, about two-thirds of the anglers on Lake Guntersville target largemouth bass, although bream, crappie and catfish attract their fair share of anglers.

Fishing License Information

Need a Fishing License to fish Lake Guntersville? Purchase your license by phone or internet: 1-888-848-6887 or

Annual fishing licenses are good for 365 days. Instant licensing is available on the Internet (2% fee), or by telephone-1-888-848-6887 ($3.95 fee), or at 900 vendors and probate offices in Alabama. All youth age 15 and younger fish for free. 

Lake Levels & Weed Control

For lake levels and temperature information for Lake Guntersville, call 256-386-2264 or

The Tennessee Vally Authority is back out on Lake Guntersville this summer spraying weeds. If you would like to see the spray schedule please visit their website.

Alabama Boat Operator’s Certification

To obtain an Alabama boat operator's certification, call or visit the Manual Marine Police Division:

Manual Marine Police Division
Phone: 334-242-3673
Folsom Administrative Building
Montgomery, AL 36130-1451

Daily Creel, Possession & Size of Game Fish Regulations

Visit the Outdoor Alabama website for daily creel, possession and size of game fish regulations.

Fishing Resources

The following downloadable pdfs include great fishing resource information for Marshall County.

Local Fishing Guide Services

Public Boat Ramps

Tackle Shops

Contact   200 Gunter Avenue | P.O. Box 711 | Guntersville, AL 35976 | (256) 582-7015 | Toll Free: (800) 582-6282