Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp. 80 deg
Level. Full Pool
The Brown Trout are concentrated on the south end of the Lake. They are holding on an 80 ft bottom. Most of the schooling fish (1 to 2lbs) are on the move. These younger fish are migrating back and forth up and down the main Lake channels. They seem to be sticking close to the Blue Back Herring schools. Try scanning the surface for these fish early in the morning’s. We have been able to cast a small Little Cleo spoon or a Super Fish Spin with a small fluke and have had good success. Using live bait on these schooling fish has not been productive due to the amount water they are covering chasing the bait. The trolling bite has been producing the bigger fish. We have been trolling Lucky Craft pointers in Herring colors 20ft deep at 2.6 mph. This pattern should continue to be successful for the next several weeks until the water temps fall into the 70′s.
The Bass are biting sporadically. The early morning Large Mouth bite around the shoreline brush and timber is great. We have been catching the bigger fish on plastic swim baits and hard jointed swim baits in the 6 inch range in Herring or Yellow Perch colors. This bite is usually over around 9 am. We have been moving out over main Lake points and hump around 9am. This seems to be where the biggest concentrations of Spotted Bass are. Last week we dropped an underwater camera down on a 26 ft bottom and to our surprise saw hundreds of Spotted Bass in the 2 to 3 lbs range. This was exciting with the exception that we were not catching these fish. This past week these fish started feeding a little. The peak feeding time for most of these schooling Spots has been mid day/ afternoon (Sun up). We have been catching most of these fish on white jerk baits and Chrome Super Spooks. Once you get the school excited they all come to investigate. Look for the top water bite to really pick up over the next few weeks as these fish will start pulling up shallower.
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