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1. Lake Guntersville, Alabama
To say the Big G is back may be an understatement. It seemed the fishing pressure had taken its toll over the past several years, and winning weights had been down. Now, not so much. A February ABA team event was won with 33.82, with two other limits topping the 28-pound mark being weighed. If you didn’t have 21 pounds that day, you didn’t crack the Top 15. The Rat-L-Trap open was won with 29.76, and a Heartland derby took 32.19 for top honors. Really, Google any circuit that has competed on the Big G the first five months of this year and it’s hard to find a winning weight less than 25 pounds — most are closer to 30. So, yes, Guntersville is back with a vengeance.