Fishing Reports

Lake Burton/ Rabun Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Brown Trout
The Brown Trout bite has really picked up over the last few days. The majority of the trout population is out over the main lake channel. Trolling small jerk baits ( herring color
2 3/4in) and 1/4 oz Super Fish Spins tipped with an albino fluke has been producing the bigger trout. Try maintaining a speed of 2.8 mph. Free lining Blue Back herring is starting to work and will continue to get better over the next few weeks as these fish rise in the water column with increasing water temps.
Bass
The Large Mouth bite is good on the warmer days. Try fishing flats or ledges. Most of the fish we have caught have been big( 5 to 7 lbs).
The 1/2oz Herring color Super Spin tipped with a white pearl Zoom paddle tail has been working great. When retrieving this lure keep the line tight and try rolling it just above the bottom or just above the grass . The Large mouth bite will continue to get better. These fish will be aggressive as the water temps head towards the 50 deg mark. The worm and jerk bait bite will be the ticket in couple of weeks.
Walleye
Wow! Where do I start. The Walleye bite has been awesome the last few weeks. The size of the fish this year has been impressive with several over the 8 lbs mark and one over 9 lbs. The best bite seems to be medium and large bass minnows Carolina rigged just up off the bottom. Most of the fish we have been catching have been in the 35ft depth range. Look for these fish to start heading up in the creek’s and tributaries to spawn of the next few weeks. Small colorful crank baits work great in this shallower water.
Good luck
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777

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Lake Burton Fishing Report
Lake Level 7 ft below full pool
Clarity: clear
Water Temp: 43 deg
The Lake is now back to its normal winter pool level with the recent rainfall that Georgia has received. The Bass bite has been good. Most of the fish we caught came off a 1/2 oz white Super Spin with an with Zoom Flake paddle tail. These fish are glued to the bottom so try rolling the bait just above the bottom on long points over the main lake. The strike zone seems to be in the 28 ft range. The bite is a very soft bite so be patient. I heard of a recent tournament that produced some really big Spotted Bass. This means that timing is everything this time of year. The mid morning midday bite is probably the best choice right now. Look for these fish to hold this same pattern for the next few weeks. The Large Mouth bite will pick up as we near the warmer afternoons of February. These fish always seem to bite the Super Spin tipped with a fluke or swim bait well! Deep diving jerk baits Strike King XD10 also work well this time of year.
Brown Trout:
The trout has been great the last few days. Finding the schools have been the hard part. When you do find a school they are biting aggressively! Trolling a Kastmaster spoon or Little Cleo seems to be the ticket. The depth on the trout has been varying. We have seen the fish on the surface one minute and 50ft deep the next. Relying on good electronics this time of year is the key to scoring on the Brown trout. The Trout should start pulling up a little shallower over the next few weeks and the trolling bite will pick up. This is a good time of year to troll small jerk baits that replicate Blue Back Herring. The bait population seems to be plentiful and these fish are following close by.
Walleye
The Walleye bite will be in full swing within a few weeks. These fish are hungry and aggressive. They seem to bite better before the Spawn. Jigging Crappie minnows on a 1/8 oz jig head around brush piles and rock outcroppings seems to work best. Most of the Walleye seem to be hanging in the 25ft range. The morning bite has proven to be best this time of year unless your willing to brave the cold nights.

Good luck

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Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Lake Level 9 ft below full pool
Clarity: stained
Water Temp: 44 deg
The last few weeks have been tough on lake Burton. With the water being draw down to almost 13ft below full pool it was hard accessing. We did managed to get in a couple of days. The Lake is now back to its normal winter pool level with the recent rainfall that Georgia has received. The Bass bite has been good. Most of the fish we caught came off a 1/2 oz white Super Spin with an with Zoom Flake paddle tail. These fish are glued to the bottom so try rolling the bait just above the bottom on long points over the main lake. The strike zone seems to be in the 28 ft range. The bite is a very soft bite so be patient. I heard of a recent tournament that produced some really big Spotted Bass. This means that timing is everything this time of year. The mid morning midday bite is probably the best choice right now. Look for these fish to hold this same pattern for the next few weeks. The Large Mouth bite will pick up as we near the warmer afternoons of February. These fish always seem to bite the Super Spin tipped with a fluke or swim bait well! Deep diving jerk baits Strike King XD10 also work well this time of year.
Brown Trout:
The trout have been hit or miss lately with the water fluctuations. Finding the schools have been the hard part. When you do find a school they are biting aggressively! Try using a Kastmaster spoon or Little Cleo. The depth on the trout has been varying. We have seen the fish on the surface one minute and 50ft deep the next. Relying on good electronics this time of year is the key to scoring on the Brown trout. The Trout should start pulling up a little shallower over the next few weeks and the trolling bite will pick up. This is a good time of year to troll small jerk baits that replicate Blue Back Herring. The bait population seems to be plentiful and these fish are following close by.
Walleye
The Walleye bite will be in full swing within a few weeks. These fish are hungry and aggressive. They seem to bite better before the Spawn. Jigging Crappie minnows on a 1/8 oz jig head around brush piles and rock outcroppings seems to work best. Most of the Walleye seem to be hanging in the 25ft range. The morning bite has proven to be best this time of year unless your willing to brave the cold nights.

Good luck
Wes Carlton
7703189777
Georgia Lake Fishing
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Lake Lanier Fishing/ Report

With the recent rains the lake seems to be coming up a little. Most of the striped Bass are still on the same pattern. Deep early in the morning’s and move towards the heated shallows in the afternoon coralling the baitfish. Look for birds this time of yea, they are a good indicator of where the bait is. Most of the bigger Striped bass are hanging on a 35 to 40 ft bottom. We have had our best success downlining blue-backs or small trout.

Lake Lanier Walleye Fishing

Walleye:
The Walleye bite has picked up. I look for these fish to start feeding better over the next few weeks as the water temperatures dive into the low 50 deg mark. The Walleye love the cold weather and seem to always bite better during the winter months. Try targeting these fish in the 9 to 18 ft depths in and around rocks and brush. Rapala Sr5 and Sr7 seem to be the best lure we have found for casting to these fish. Use a light 6 to 8 lbs flurocoated line. Working a Hopkins spoon over any long lake point works well. The spoon works good for Walleye and Spotted Bass.

Thanks & always
Good Luck Fishing
Capt. Wes Carlton
Georgialakefishing.com

Lake Lanier Fishing

Lake Lanier December CD Fishing Report
Water Temp 52deg
Clarity: clear
Water Level 5 ft doen

Bass:
Start out the morning alternating a Super Fish (super spin) tipped with a white fluke and a jerk bait on the main lake points. As the day warms move to the clay banks and throw a white crank bait that dives to the 8-12ft range. If the wind picks up throw a Double Willow Leaf spinner bait on the points. Look for the bass to move deeper as the water cools towards the mid 40′s. It’s almost spooning time!
Good luck
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp 49deg
Clarity: clear
Water Level: 11ft below pool

Brown Trout:
The trout are still fairly shallow in the backs of the creeks. We have been catching these fish casting small Rapala countdowns and Duo Realis 80 in the Morning Dawn color. These fish are aggressive and want the bait moving fast. Try rolling these baits as fast as possible without them breaching the water. The bigger Browns have moved over the main lake channel and are feeding on the Blue back Herring. We have been trolling Crocodile spoons for these fish at 16 ft depths. The best bite seems to be mid-day for most of these fish. Look for the younger trout to move down the lake over deeper water over the next couple of weeks as the water cools. Try using a bigger spoon ( Georgia Blade) 3in trolling them at the 20ft depth range. The next few weeks is the time of year to catch a real trophy!

Bass:
Start out the morning alternating a Super Fish (super spin) tipped with a white fluke and a jerk bait on the main lake points. As the day warms move to the clay banks and throw a white crank bait that dives to the 8-12ft range. If the wind picks up throw a Double Willow Leaf spinner bait on the points. Look for the bass to move deeper as the water cools towards the lower 40′s. It’s almost spooning time!
Good luck
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777