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Welcome to the online home of Lonnie Cochran’s Alabama Bass Fishing Guide Service. Lonnie Cochran is a professional guide specializing in bass fishing on Lake Guntersville, Chickamauga Lake, Smith Lake, and Logan Martin Lake. When you come bass fish with us you can expect to learn different techniques ranging from shallow to deep water presentations. While we are happy to fish whatever technique you would like, we also like to let the fish tell us what to do. When you fish with Lonnie Cochran’s Alabama Bass Fishing Guide Service, you can rest assured that we will work hard to ensure you have the best day possible on the water. Come fish with us, and let us make your experience on one of Alabama's premier lakes one to remember for a lifetime!

Tournament Prefishing

We fish multiple tournaments every year, and have a solid understanding of prefishing techniques. We’d be happy to provide you with a prefishing guide trip to get you ready for your next tournament.


We have multiple guides to accomodate larger trips


January 1, 2019
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December 13, 2018

Well the cold weather has got here and the water temperature has dropped that is a good combination for catching spotted bass on these deep clear lakes. If you get some flooding in the winter its even better it stains the clear water up a little and gives you a little advantage and maybe use…

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Schooling fish on Guntersville

August 26, 2018

There are lots of schooling fish all over the lake right now the most that we have seen in several years. It is setting up to be some really good fall fishing this year. There are lots of smaller fish which is good for the future of the lake but also some bigger fish around…

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July 7, 2018

Fishing has been good on Guntersville this year and has not slowed down at all. We have schooling fish all over the lake and that is something that has been missing the last few years but it is back now . The lake is in good shape and getting better with all the small and…

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May 21, 2018

Went out a little while this evening looking around for ledge fish I done a lot of scanning and found fish scattered around and even found some stacked up like cord wood. Didn’t do a lot of fishing but what little I did was really fun. I found some bug-eyed bucket mouths some Spots and…

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5-14-2018 Bug Eyed Bucket Mouths

May 16, 2018

Well I had a little time to take the wife and kiddo out for a few hours today. They both caught fish pretty quick after getting the boat in the water but I can say they are not use to staying daylight to dark like I do a lot of times, We had a good…

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March 3, 2018

I had a few hours to get on the water this evening after the tournament’s were weighing in and found that they had left a few in the lake I caught  40 bass and had over 25 pounds easy with the best five. I was throwing a bladed jig and an a rig with Scottsboro…

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February 28, 2018

I have not put any reports lately so this is going to be a lot in one. The past few weeks we have had some high water and warm weather that has moved some fish up shallow. I have caught fish when the water was high and also when the water has fallen back out…

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January 26, 2018

Well I went out today looking for some more fish in some new areas. I covered a lot of water and had some dead time that I was not getting bit. I eventually got around some fish that wanted to eat and  I ended up with a decent 5 fish limit.  There was three different areas that…

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January 24, 2018

I spent the weekend on smith lake so I Went out today to see how things were going on Guntersville  after the ice melted. Things are looking up from the last time I was on Guntersville with all the ice, the water temps were up to 44 degrees in places. I found some decent fish today…

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