Fishing Reports

Lake Rabun Walleye Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Lake Level. 5ft down
Water temp. 52 deg
Clarity: clear

Brown Trout
The Brown Trout bite is hit or miss right now. The fish are not concentrated in any certain areas. The trolling bite seems to be the best way to catch these open water Trout right now.  The Trout will begin to group up in the next week or so with the warmer water temps. Look for these fish to be aggressive and hungry!  Try fishing the middle to the backs of the creeks. The spinner bite will be the ticket.
Bass:
The Bass bite has been a little slow up until this week. These fish are moving up shallow to feed. We have been catching some big Large Mouth on a Creepy Crawl and Super Spins tipped with plastic swim baits.  We have caught some really nice spots on white jerk baits over a 15 ft bottom. Look for these fish to pull up shallow in the next few weeks as we head towards the 60 deg water mark.
Walleye:
The Walleye are in full spawn. Trolling crawler harnesses and Shad Raps have been very productive lately. Try trolling at slower speeds (.8mph to 1.4mph) close to banks with planner boards on the creek channel side. The Walleye are slow to eat the baits so be patient. Make several passes in a area before leaving. Walleye are weather specific on biting so try and fish before a front or a couple of days after. The next couple of weeks will be a little tricky. Try fishing for pre-spawn fish or post- spawn fish by fishing several miles down stream of the spawning grounds. Most Spawning Walleye are not interested in feeding! Try looking for pre- spawn or post spawning Walleye down stream of the spawning areas. The trolling bite will really pick up after the spawn is over.

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

Lake Lanier Fishing

Finding the Striped Bass on Lake Lanier seems to be the million dollars question lately. Its all about timing and being in the right place at the right time. The fish are moving up and down the northern portions of the Lake at alarming rate. One day they are in Gainesville Creek and the next in little river. Watching the Sea Gulls can really help when tracking the Striped Bass. Free lining Herring had been producing the better fish lately. We have caught some really nice fish over the last few days with a few bumping the 20lbs range. Come join us for a Lake Lanier Guided Fishing Trip.

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Lake Level. 6ft down
Water temp. 51 deg
Clarity: clear

Brown Trout
The Brown Trout bite is hit or miss right now. The fish are not concentrated in any certain areas. The trolling bite seems to be the best way to catch these open water Trout right now. The Trout will begin to group up in the next week or so with the warmer water temps. Look for these fish to be aggressive and hungry! Try fishing the middle to the backs of the creeks. The spinner bite will be the ticket.
Bass:
The Bass bite has been a little slow up until this week. These fish are moving up shallow to feed. We have been catching some big Large Mouth on a Creepy Crawl and Super Spins tipped with plastic swim baits. We have caught some really nice spots on white jerk baits over a 15 ft bottom. Look for these fish to pull up shallow in the next few weeks as we head towards the 60 deg water mark.
Walleye:
The Walleye have started their trek up the creek channels and are staging on a 18 to 28ft bottom. Trolling crawler harnesses and Shad Raps have been very productive lately. Try trolling at slower speeds (.8mph to 1.4mph) close to banks with planner boards on the creek channel side. The Walleye are slow to eat the baits so be patient. Make several passes in a area before leaving. Walleye are weather specific on biting so try and fish before a front or a couple of days after. The next couple of weeks will be a little tricky. Try fishing for pre-spawn fish or post- spawn fish by fishing several miles down stream of the spawning grounds. Most Spawning Walleye are not interested in feeding! The trolling bite will really pick up after the spawn is over.

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

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

Lake Lanier Fishing

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Georgia Lake Fishing

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
www.Georgialakefishing.com

Fishing North Georgia’s Mountain Lakes

North Georgia offers a fisherman’s Paradise! We have a multitude of fish like nowhere else in the country. Where can you go and catch Walleye, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Pike, Crappie, Yellow Perch,Spotted Bass,Large Mouth Bass, Bream, Catfish, Gar, Striped Bass,and Hybrid Bass all in the same day? The cool water in these North Georgia Lakes offers an abundance of thriving aquatic species. The key to having this many fish living together is the abundance of forage! Give one of our many Southern Cool water lakes a try!

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.