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Lake Guntersville, AL bass guide service

Come fish North Alabama’s Beautiful Lake Guntersville.

Fish with Capt. Jim Burks on Guntersville Lake | Check our rates.My desire as a bass guide and tournament angler is simple. I want to provide anglers an opportunity to learn for advanced and beginning bass fishermen and do this while having a safe and fun time on the lake.

As required by law, I carry a valid United States Coast Guard license to guide on all Alabama waters. I also carry the required current county business license and full commercial insurance.

We can accommodate corporate groups:

We Practice all Tournament Success Tactics and Presentations.
For available booking dates you can contact me by phone at 256.599.4229. As you can suspect I am most often on the lake. If there is no answer, please leave a detailed message and I will return your call as soon as possible.

You can also email me for available booking dates at

I have dedicated my life to the sport of fishing, and to the preservation of our resources so that we may all continue to benefit from our natural outdoors.

In order to ensure a successful trip it is necessary for your expectations to be realistic. Please review our previous trips in order to get a feel for how the fishing has been.

Regular Recreational:

rates-png-hiIncludes all fishing equipment and tackle. Also includes free fishing information/updates by phone or email on request.

Trip Rates and hours.

  • Full Day – 8 hrs.: – $325.00 up to 2 persons
  • 1/2 day – 4 hrs.: – $250.00 up to 2 persons
  • Additional Hours add $35.00

No charge for kids 17 and under.

A Deposit of $100.00 is required to secure a Bassin Adventures trip date. Final payment is Due upon completion on the scheduled Adventure.
I accept cash or check or money Order after trip is finished.


Pre-trip check list

What is provided:
Bassin Adventures provides everything needed for a full day trip on the water, including tackle, rods and reels. There are stores on the water if needed. You may choose to bring rods/reels you are comfortable with, and some tackle of your own. I carry all the current baits so there’s no need to bring much in the way of tackle.

I do not charge extra for the use of my gear. You should plan to bring rain gear, even if rain is not predicted, and bring plenty of clothing if the weather is cool or cold.

Fishing License:
Licenses are available at the launch sites, by phone or on-line. Click Here for Fishing License information. We are checked on the water from time to time by both wardens and the marine police. Licenses are the responsibility of the customer. At this time, guides are not allowed to sell licenses, or allow people to fish under a single guide license.

Other Items:
Bassin Adventures provides life vests, and all legally required equipment on board. If you have special needs, special dietary requirements, or special medical conditions, let me know and we’ll work out the details to make sure we have what we need for the trip.

Where to Meet:
A Meeting place will be specified with respect to which lake and predicted weather. It is important to contact me two or three days prior to the trip in order to finalize all plans, and discuss any weather or river related changes for your trip.

Usually trips begin at safe light depending on weather. Exchanging cell phone numbers is a good idea in the event something happens during travel to our pre determined meeting place.

Normally I give directions to the launch site and we begin and end at that location. My phone is 256.599.4229.

Severe Weather:

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Lightning or severe winds and rain can sometimes be a problem. If possible, we will wait out passing severe weather in the bait shop or other shelter. If the severe weather is prolonged, other arrangements must be made, rescheduling, etc.

Safety is priority one.


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