TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) does an incredible job of managing the water on the big Tennessee River. Divided by a series of locks and dams, the lakes on the Tennessee River may be some of the most well managed and productive fisheries in the country. Alabama has some top notch lakes. Lake Wheeler, Lake Pickwick and Lake Guntersville sit high on the list for Bass fisherman. If you are looking for trophy sized Smallmouth Bass then you definitely need to consider a trip to Lake Pickwick in Florence, Alabama where, for some reason the Smallmouth Bass tend to outclass the Largemouth. There are great numbers of both species in Pickwick and 100 fish days are not unheard of. If you like fishing grass lakes you will absolutely love Lake Guntersville. Located just 40 minutes from the Space Center in Huntsville, We’ve got several options for accommodations in Guntersville, including hotels, rental houses and cottages at Lake Guntersville State Park. There may be more 5 pounders per surface acre swimming in Lake Guntersville than anywhere else in the country, and with about 70,000 acres of fishable water you’ve got to like your chances. Best of all, our favorite guide on “Big G” as the locals call it happens to be a Bassmaster Elite Series Pro who lives on the lake. If you like fishing grass lakes with good numbers of quality fish pack your bags for Guntersville, for it is truly one of the best lakes in the country.