Free boat ramps and private marinas dot the lake's perimeter. Fishing, boating, camping, hunting, and eagle watching are popular sports in the area.
Great place for anglers to catch fish not common to the Alabama watershed like smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and sauger. This lake offers relatively clear water and shallow grass beds.
Alabama's largest impoundment of 69,000 acres with more than 900 miles of shoreline. Guntersville Lake stretches 75 miles from Nickajack Dam to Guntersville Dam and is widely noted as an excellent bass lake and resort area.
Guntersville's fish habitat includes Milfoil and Hydrilla Weed beds from which big bass explode on topwater baits.
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, bluegill, redear sunfish and longear sunfish, crappie, sauger and catfish attract their fair share of anglers.