Fishing Reports

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp. 58deg
Level 4ft low and dropping to winter drawdown
Clarity: clear

Bass.
The bass have finally settled into a normal fall pattern with most of the fish up shallow and feeding great. We have caught some really good spots and large mouth on top water the last few trips. Try using a small top water bait ( Sammy) Strike King etc. Herring colors always work best. Crank baits will start working over the next few weeks. I like using a 5 to 7 ft diving crank bait in a yellow perch or Bream color.
Brown Trout
The adult Brown Trout are finishing up their spawn. They are congregated up in the creeks. They will soon start their pilgrimage back down the lake to the main lake channels over the next few weeks. The lake has been stocked with a lot of small Trout. These fish are aggressive and easy to catch. Any type of spinner, small crank bait or small jerk bait works well! These fish are scattered all over the lake from one end to the other.

Walleye
The Walleye have moved up on the main lake points and humps. These fish are feeding shallow the first few hours of daylight and feeding several hours throughout the night if you are able to stay out late enough to catch them. We have been casting chrome jerk baits over these fish with a slow steady roll of the Reel. They are not very aggressive and sometimes take several cast to a specific area to catch one. The Walleye we have been catching lately have been healthy (3 to 5lbs). These fish should continue to feed on this same pattern over the next few weeks. Look for rocky bottom or heavy timber near these shallow water points and humps. They like heavy cover when they are not up feeding.

Good luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
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www.georgialakefishing.com

Lake Lanier Fishing Report

The shallow water Shad bite is on! These fish have finally show up in the creeks on the Gainesville end of the lake. Come join us for a guided Lake Lanier fishing trip.

Lake Burton Fishing Report December

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp. 60deg
Level 1ft low and dropping to winter drawdown
Clarity: slight stain

Bass.
The bass have finally settled into a normal fall pattern with most of the fish up shallow and feeding great. We have caught some really good spots and large mouth on top water the last few trips. Try using a small top water bait ( Sammy) Strike King etc. Herring colors always work best. Crank baits will start working over the next few weeks. I like using a 5 to 7 ft diving crank bait in a yellow perch or Bream color.
Brown Trout
The adult Brown Trout are finishing up their spawn. They are congregated up in the creeks. They will soon start their pilgrimage back down the lake to the main lake channels over the next few weeks. The lake has been stocked with a lot of small Trout. These fish are aggressive and easy to catch. Any type of spinner, small crank bait or small jerk bait works well! These fish are scattered all over the lake from one end to the other.

Walleye
The Walleye have moved up on the main lake points and humps. These fish are feeding shallow the first few hours of daylight and feeding several hours throughout the night if you are able to stay out late enough to catch them. We have been casting chrome jerk baits over these fish with a slow steady roll of the Reel. They are not very aggressive and sometimes take several cast to a specific area to catch one. The Walleye we have been catching lately have been healthy (3 to 5lbs). These fish should continue to feed on this same pattern over the next few weeks. Look for rocky bottom or heavy timber near these shallow water points and humps. They like heavy cover when they are not up feeding.

Good luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777
www.georgialakefishing.com

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Level: full pool
Water Temp: 70 deg
Clarity: clear

Bass:
The top water bite has started. The fish are all up and down the lake for about 2 hrs every morning and sometimes mid day. We have been throwing Spro Top Dogs and Small Lucky Craft Sammy’s in Herring color. We boated about 24 fish on top water in one five hour trip this week. The action should get better as we head towards the high 60 deg mark over the next few weeks. These fsh will remain shallow as long as the water temps don’t dive into the 50s before the month is out.
Brown Trout
The Big Brown have started getting shallower with the cooling trend. These trout are hanging on a 20 ft bottom and are biting anything that’s looks like a Herring. Try casting a small Parker spoon and letting it fall almost to the bottom on the main lake points. Slow retrieve works best with a jerking action all the way to the boat. These fish will start to work their way to the creeks over the next few weeks to spawn. The young trout will remain over the main lake points and humps and bite any kinds of crank bait or spinner.
Walleye
The Walleye have also began their pilgrimage up the lake towards the creek mouths. These fish are feeding on a 30 ft bottom early in the morning and at night. Try using live bait ( med,lg shinners with a 1/2 oz jig) when targeting try these Walleye. Studying the fish finder is the key to catching Walleye this time of year. Look for the Walleye to get shallower and feed on top over the next few weeks all the way through winter. These fish love the cold!

Thanks
Good luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777

Lake Lanier Fishing Report

The Striped Bass Action has been great this summer. We have been fishing on some really big schools on the south end of the lake. Moat of the fish we are catching seem to be healty this year. The peak bite seem to be in the afternoon hours midday. Lake Lanier Buford Dam releases water daily although the times vary but the bite is better when the Corps of enginners are releasing water. Most of the fish we have been catching the last few days have been in the 80 to 100ft depths. Some of these Striped Bass are in 20lbs range. Thats not a big fish fornLake Lanier bit very nice for summer time.
Come join us for a Lake Lanier Guided fishing trip.

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 76deg
Clarity: clear
Level: full pool

Trout
The trout bite has been slow the last week or so. We have managed to catch a few bigger fish in deep water with live Herring. These fish are holding over a 60 to 80ft bottom. We have marked some really big schools of smaller fish but to no avail. These fish will start biting with the cooler fronts that usually come in towards the beginning of October. As the water temps drop into the low 70s and high 60s we should see a top water small spoon or fluke bite. The trout population seems to be the best I have seen in years. The fall and winter bite should be unreal this year.
Bass
The bass bite has really picked up over the last few days. We have been landing some healthy Spotted Bass and Large Mouths. Most of these fish have been out over the main lake channels. We have been catching them with crank baits in the 20 to 30 ft depths. Look for the bass to pull up shallow over the next few weeks. The Spook and Sammy bite will peak as the water cools a little into the 60deg range. Most of the bait fish that the bass are chasing are very small 2in. Try casting small flukes on ultra lite gear.
Walleye
October is a great month to target a North Georgia Trophy Walleye. These fish have been deep all Summer and will be looking for those shallow water baitfish schools. Try trolling small tiger pattern Rapalas or Yo-Zuri crank baits size 5 or 7. Slow the boat speed a little 2.4 mph. Try trolling deep water ledges where there are rock outcroppings or dense brush. The Walleye are very structure oriented and always keep close to structure.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
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Lake Lanier Fishing Report

Dog days are here. The Striped Bass action has been hot!! The water temp is still in the 80’s and the fish are still hanging on the south end of Lake Lanier. We have been catching most of our fish over a 100ft bottom. These fish are grouped up tight in big schools. The Capt. Mack Bucktail bite has turned on. Try dropping these jigs down through the Stripped Bass schools and reeling up very fast while stopping to pause briefly. Just hold on to yhe rod because when they hit its like a frieght train running on the end of your line!

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Lake Level : full pool
Water Temp: 79
Clarity: clear

Brown Trout
The bite was great the first few weeks of August, but has slowed. We have had several fish in the 5 to 6lbs range the last week or two. These fish are starting feed on a normal pattern (early am, and late afternoon). Most of the fish we have been catching are trolling. The secret depth seems to be 24ft in the morning and 28 to 30ft in the afternoon. Use bright color crank baits and spoons, any size will work right now. The Trout should start congregating in bigger schools by the first of September, and be easier to catch!
Bass
The Largemouth bite has been decent early in the morning on topwater or around docks. Try using a white fluke or a finese worm.
Spotted bass have been schooling mid-morning in and around humps and points. We have been catching most of these fish on green X-raps.

Walleye:
The bite has been good early in the morning. The fish seem to be hanging in the 25 to 30ft mark early in the morning and 40 to 50 ft mid-day. Look for long points that have a gradual drop. Try trolling large crankbaits with dipsy divers or downriggers. This pattern will remain the same over the next few weeks.

Thanks
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing

Lake Lanier Fishing Guides

The Striped Bass bite is Hot!! And sonare the air temperatures. The Lake Lanier Striped Bass population seems to be thriving well! Mostbof the bigger fish are over the lower portions of the lake. We have been droping Herring between 40/and as deep as 100ft deep. We have had some 50plus fish days this summer. Come join us for a guided Striped Bass Trip.

Lake Burton Fishing

Its that time if year when North Georgias Yellow Perch group up in big schools and begin to feed good. These fish are hungry and easy to catch. With the recent hot temperatures this drive these Perch to deeper water. Come enjoy a guided Yellow Perch trip with us.