Fishing Reports

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
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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
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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
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Lake Lanier Fishing

December is upon us and the shallow water bite is still hot! The Striped Bass are biting good throughout the day. Most of these fish are tipping the scales at 12 to 15 lbs with a few 20′s and an occasional 30 lber. This is a good time of year to catch Striped Bass on Bucktail Jigs. The Capt Mack Farr 3/8oz white seems to work best. Cast these jigs in toward the banks in the morning’s working then out over a 20 ft bottom. Hold on because when a big fish hits it the drags gonna scream!! These fish should hold this same pattern for the next fee weeks. Good luck;

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton fishing report

Water Clarity: Clear
Level: 7ft below full pool and dropping
Water Temp: 52deg

Trout:
The DNR has completed their stocking of Brown Trout for the year. An estimated 24000 trout have been dispersed throughout the lake. These fish are aggressive and will eat about anything you cast to them. The bigger trout are up in the creeks spawning. These bigger fish are slow to eat but should be back on a normal feeding in the next couple of weeks after the spawn. Try trolling big spoons or cranks baits in Herring colors about 2 mph for these bigger fish.
Bass:
The Spotted Bass are glued to the bottom. We have seen very little too water action over the last few weeks. We rely heavily on our electronics this time of year when trying to find the bigger fish. Most of the big Spots are on a 20 to 32ft bottom. Casting a sinking swim bait seems to be the ticket (white). Most of the bites we have been getting are very soft so be patient. Giving a little more time when setting the hook can be beneficial. Look for the fish to pull up a little once the water has stabilized from the turnover. There are schools of Herring from one of the lake to the other. Following these schools of bait has produced the best number lately.

Good luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
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Lake Burton

Lake Burton fishing report

Water Clarity: slight stain
Level: 3ft below full pool and dropping
Water Temp: 54deg

Trout:
The DNR has completed their stocking of Brown Trout for the year. An estimated 24000 trout have been dispersed throughout the lake. These fish are aggressive and will eat about anything you cast to them. The bigger trout are up in the creeks spawning. These bigger fish are slow to eat but should be back on a normal feeding in the next couple of weeks after the spawn. Try trolling big spoons or cranks baits in Herring colors about 2 mph for these bigger fish.
Bass:
The Spotted Bass are glued to the bottom. We have seen very little too water action over the last few weeks. We rely heavily on our electronics this time of year when trying to find the bigger fish. Most of the big Spots are on a 20 to 32ft bottom. Casting a sinking swim bait seems to be the ticket (white). Most of the bites we have been getting are very soft so be patient. Giving a little more time when setting the hook can be beneficial. Look for the fish to pull up a little once the water has stabilized from the turnover. There are schools of Herring from one of the lake to the other. Following these schools of bait has produced the best number lately.

Good luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
Www.Georgialakefishing.com
7703189777

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report:
Water Temp 69
Clarity. Stained
Full Pool
Condition. Turning Over

Brown Trout:
Most of the Brown Trout are still hanging around the south portions of the Lake. We have been catching these fish over main lake point and humps in the 30ft depths. This is a good time of year to try trolling spoons. A 5″ Silver/Green spoon combo has been working best. Alternate the distance behind the boat (20 to 60ft). Try maintaining a speed of 2 1/2 mph when trolling. The fish are biting shallow and as deep as 18ft, so vary the depths. Keep a close eye out for the Browns coming up on top chasing the Blue-Backs. This is a good time to throw a 1/4 oz Kastmaster spoon (silver/blue). This pattern should continue to work for the next few weeks.

Bass:
The Spotted Bass have been showing up in huge schools over the main lake points. They are chasing the Herring and gorging themselves. We have had fun the past few trips catching these fish on topwater (Sammy’s & Spooks). White crank baits have also been producing a good number of fish. Look for most of these fish to be staging in the 15 ft depths. The Large Mouth seem to be feeding well in the channels up in the creeks. These fish are biting a white jerk bait (Spro Mcstick) really well. Try tipping these jerk baits with a dresser treble. Keep a close eye for these fish chasing bait around. A chrome Super Spook is handy when the Large Mouth are feeding on top. Look for the swim bait bite to take off as we near mid November and the water temps dive into the 50′s. Herring color and shape swim baits seem to work best.

Walleye:
The Walleye bite has really picked up. We are catching most of these fish on live medium Crappie minnows with a split shot. Try targeting brush pile or rock structure in the 25 to 28 ft depths. The trolling bite should pick up over the next few weeks. Try trolling Shad Raps Sr7 any color at 2mph 80 ft behind the boat. This bite should last for several weeks.

Good luck!
Wes Carlton