Guntersville is Alabama's largest lake, covering some 69,000 acres. Having hosted nearly 20 previous professional-level BASS events, Guntersville is also one of the most popular tournament destinations in the country.
BASS' first visit to Guntersville was for the 1976 Bassmaster Classic. That's when Rick Clunn won the first of his four titles. Michael Iaconelli and Kevin VanDam won the last two Elite Series events here. In a 2004 Tour event, it took just under 100 pounds to win. That tournament was in February — before the spawn. By May, many of the bass will be done spawning, but there should be a real mix of spawning and postspawn bass brought to the scales.