Fishing Reports

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water Temp: 75deg
Clarity: Clear
Level: Full Pool
Bass
The bass fishing has been a little tough the last few days. With the cooler air temps it seems like most of the bigger fish are deep. We have been catching some Spotted Bass on Drop Shot over a 28 to 30 ft bottom close to brush and rock ledges. Try using a small Fluke Jr on a drop shot right working these areas slowly. We have also caught a few fish drop shotting Bass Shinnners.
Brown Trout
The trout bite has picked up the last few days. With all the recent rains these fish have been feeding on top when we have cloud cover. We have been casting a Kastmaster spoon for these surfacing fish. Be prepared to hook into some heavy fish! Try letting the spoon sink for a couple of seconds then a slow jerking retrieve back towards the boat. We have also been catching a few Brown Trout free lining Blue Back Herring. Try letting the baits out 60 to 80 ft behind the boat. We like to maintain a speed of .8 to 1mph. This keeps the baits strait and allows them to dive a little. Look for this pattern to continue and the fish to start feeding more hours during the day.
Walleye
The Walleye should start moving up shallower as the water cools over the next couple weeks. Most of these fish have been hanging out on a 40 to 60 ft bottom and are hard to catch during the summer months. The trolling should start up as the water temps near the 60 deg mark.
Good Luck!
Capt. Wes Carlton
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Georgia Lake Fishing

Lake Chatuge Fishing

Lake Chatuge Fishing Guides
The Hybrid Bass bite has been unreal lately on Lake Chatuge. We have been catching these fish over a 30 to 40ft bottom. Spoons have been the ticket lately. Use a fast jig retrieve up and down in the water column. Lake Chatuge located in Hiawasse Ga is absolutely breathtaking if you have never ventured out on it. Come join us for a Lake Chatuge Fishing Excursion!

Lake Lanier Fishing

The South Lake Lanier bite is on fire right now. The Striped Bass are in bigger schools now that the water temps have risen into the mid to upper 80’s. We have caught some really nice Stripes on Parker spoons lately. The Lanier Spotted Bass have been eating the spoon on the surface. We have been using a fast surface type retrieve when catching the Bass.
Good luck!
Come join us for a Lake Lanier Fishing excursion!

Lake Rabun Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water temp: 83
Level. Full
Clarity. Clear
Bass

The Bass have finally worked into a summer pattern. These fish are hanging in the 20 to 30ft depths. Drop shooting a Robo worm ( morning dawn color) has been very effective for us. Try working grass flats in the backs of creeks. We have also had success working brush with jerk baits off of the main lake channel. An Underspin (White Super Spin) tipped with a albino fluke is always a go to bait this time of year. I like this this bait because we catch bass and trout on these lures. Try throwing the Underspin in the 20ft depths and working it slowly just above the bottom back towards the boat through the 30ft water column.

Yellow Perch
The Perch have congregated in deeper water over the last week or so. These fish are bitting anything dropped to them. We have caught them on Crappie minnows, drop shot rigs with small flukes. Crappie jigs small brass colored spoons etc… The key to catching a message of Yellow Perch is is being able to locate them on the electronics. I spend a significant amount of time scanning the floor of the lake before dropping baits. Keep a Crappie jig or panfish jig handy when scouting for Perch. Start off looking for grass in the 18 to 22ft depths. This is where most of the Perch will be hanging out. The bigger Perch seem to be a little deeper 20 to 30ft. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
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Hiwassee Lake Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water temp: 83
Level. Full
Clarity. Clear
Bass

The Bass have finally worked into a summer pattern. These fish are hanging in the 20 to 30ft depths. Drop shooting a Robo worm ( morning dawn color) has been very effective for us. Try working grass flats in the backs of creeks. We have also had success working brush with jerk baits off of the main lake channel. An Underspin (White Super Spin) tipped with a albino fluke is always a go to bait this time of year. I like this this bait because we catch bass and trout on these lures. Try throwing the Underspin in the 20ft depths and working it slowly just above the bottom back towards the boat through the 30ft water column.
Trout
The Brown Trout are numerous this season. Getting these fish to eat has been a little tricky. Crappie minnows has been the most effective way of fishing for the trout so far this summer. We have seen some really big schools but are only catching a few fish out of a school. Hopefully the Brown Trout will fire up as the waters temp reach the low 80’s. The trolling bite should take off soon. These fish will be congregated on the south regions of the lake.

Yellow Perch
The Perch have congregated in deeper water over the last week or so. These fish are bitting anything dropped to them. We have caught them on Crappie minnows, drop shot rigs with small flukes. Crappie jigs small brass colored spoons etc… The key to catching a message of Yellow Perch is is being able to locate them on the electronics. I spend a significant amount of time scanning the floor of the lake before dropping baits. Keep a Crappie jig or panfish jig handy when scouting for Perch. Start off looking for grass in the 18 to 22ft depths. This is where most of the Perch will be hanging out. The bigger Perch seem to be a little deeper 20 to 30ft. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water temp: 83
Level. Full
Clarity. Clear
Bass

The Bass have finally worked into a summer pattern. These fish are hanging in the 20 to 30ft depths. Drop shooting a Robo worm ( morning dawn color) has been very effective for us. Try working grass flats in the backs of creeks. We have also had success working brush with jerk baits off of the main lake channel. An Underspin (White Super Spin) tipped with a albino fluke is always a go to bait this time of year. I like this this bait because we catch bass and trout on these lures. Try throwing the Underspin in the 20ft depths and working it slowly just above the bottom back towards the boat through the 30ft water column.
Trout
The Brown Trout are numerous this season. Getting these fish to eat has been a little tricky. Crappie minnows has been the most effective way of fishing for the trout so far this summer. We have seen some really big schools but are only catching a few fish out of a school. Hopefully the Brown Trout will fire up as the waters temp reach the low 80’s. The trolling bite should take off soon. These fish will be congregated on the south regions of the lake.

Yellow Perch
The Perch have congregated in deeper water over the last week or so. These fish are bitting anything dropped to them. We have caught them on Crappie minnows, drop shot rigs with small flukes. Crappie jigs small brass colored spoons etc… The key to catching a message of Yellow Perch is is being able to locate them on the electronics. I spend a significant amount of time scanning the floor of the lake before dropping baits. Keep a Crappie jig or panfish jig handy when scouting for Perch. Start off looking for grass in the 18 to 22ft depths. This is where most of the Perch will be hanging out. The bigger Perch seem to be a little deeper 20 to 30ft. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777

Spotted Bass Fishing in Georgia

We have some of the best Spotted Bass Fishing in the United States! Our North Georgia Lakes seem to Grow Big Bass. We offer Guided Bass Trips on several of the North Georgia Mountain Lakes where it’s not uncommon to catch A 5 to 6lbs Spotted Bass. We offer some great Springtime Largemouth and Smallmouth trips as well.

Walleye Fishing in Georgia

Georgia Angler Smashes State Record with Huge Walleye

For over two decades, Georgia’s walleye record has been untouched. The reason why was not so hard to figure out. Threatened by invasive species and dwindling habitat, native walleye in Georgia had almost been a thing of the past—but then an aggressive restocking program and tireless efforts from conservationists returned walleye back into one of the top fish for Georgia anglers. Three years after Georgia’s walleye stocking program was declared self-sufficient, an angler has now broken the state record at last. That honor goes to Wes Carlton, who on February 16 caught a 14-pound, 2-ounce fish from Lake Rabun. “Catching a trophy fish is a thrill. Catching a state record fish is fantastic. But smashing the old state record is indescribable,” praised the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, who noted that Carlton beat the old record by about 2 pounds and 12 ounces. Not much of a difference when it comes to most things, but staggering when it comes to record walleye. Carlton, who works as a fishing guide, said that the fish actually bit four times before he got a hook in. “We started out that morning fishing for largemouth,” the angler told Georgia Outdoor News. “The bite was slow, so after about 20 minutes, I said, ‘Let’s go catch a walleye.’”

Lake Rabun, a 835-acre reservoir on the Tallulah river, is known for its walleye fishing. Although Georgia anglers may have struggled in previous years to bring in trophy-sized fish, state officials say that with the new stocking program, walleye grow faster in Georgia than anywhere else in the world due to the warm climate. “On the flip side, this same climate causes Georgia walleye to die sooner than anywhere else in the world,” officials said. “It would probably take 14 to 16 years for a female Georgia walleye to reach a weight of 18 lb, which may exceed their life expectancy in our state. Although some southern-strain Tennessee walleye have been reported to live for 20 years, it is extremely rare. 14 to 18 lb is probably the maximum growth a female walleye could attain in Georgia.” Strangely enough, it was due partly to an invasive species that the state’ walleye bounced back so quickly. Officials took advantage of the large populations of blueback herring, which were illegally introduced in Georgia waters, to feed the growing walleyes.

Lake Lanier Fishing Charters July

The South end of Lake Lanier Georgia is heating up and the Land Locked Striped Bass bite is heating up. Water temperatures have soared into the mid 80’s now and have pushed the oxygen enriched water towards the Southern portions of Lake Lanier. This is where you will find most of the Striped Bass population that North Georgia has to offer. These fish are in huge schools and are feeding several times throughout the day. Parker spoons on Lake Lanier have been been very successful lately. We have also been catching fish trolling Lead Core weighted line from Hammonds Bait Center. Try using five to nine colors of the Lead Core behind the boat tipped with a Capt Mack’s bucktail jig 3/4oz. We usually troll this around 3 mph. Of course we downline Blue Back Herring when parked on top of a school of fish. Good luck! Wes Carlton

Lake Lanier Fishing

The Stipend Bass bite has been great the last few days. We have been boating 20 to 30 fish in a trip. These fish are not big but are hungry. We have been fishing the Gainesville GA end of the lake. Most of the fish are headed towards deeper water. Look for these fish on a 40 to 50ft bottom. The spoon bite has just now started and should get better as we head towards the 80deg mark. Good luck and come join us for a guided Lake Lanier Fishing Charter.