Lake Burton Fishing Report
Lake Level 9 ft below full pool
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.
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.
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.
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