Just Maybe Winter is next
When you get in your boat in middle to late December on a cold winter fishing day you start to wonder where do I start? You look out over the lake and there is no visible grass, there is only visible hints like rocks main channel points and structure below. I believe there are some obvious patterns, you just have to put a little thought into it; as every lake whether Guntersville or others they all form underwater points and have rocky areas that make great winter fishing spots.
Bass move to points and deep structure in the cold, they become creatures of habit when those cold winter days are upon us you just have to locate the areas they have moved to. The first thing I suggest is you start surveying the bottom for depth change with your Lowrance HDS using Structure Scan 3D can really light up the lake. Look for areas where under water points meet structure like deep stumps and old shell beds that form a hard bottom. In most lakes the deep points hold plenty of bottom structure and for Guntersville it always seems as though the grass has formed somewhere along the underwater point. So scanning the bottom for points and structure puts you in the area where the bass move to when it is cold.
Now that you have located some possible structure and under water points I suggest you fish the point from deepest area to the shallow top of the point; I believe that bass will work up and down the point as the day moves on. Your job is to thoroughly work the area until you’re sure you have covered it completely. Working from the deepest part of the point to the top allows you to be precise and cover all the edges and drops around the point, and I believe in most cases the bass will hold at the bottom of it and starting their puts you in position early in your fishing trip.
Finding deep points; cover them with slow winter type baits and fish them from the deepest part of the point to the top. This slow methodically method in the coldest part of the winter will produce good catches for the brave winter time fisherman.
Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
Call: 256 759 2270
Captain Mike Gerry