Fishing Reports

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water temp. 80
Level. Full pool
Clarity. Clear

Brown Trout
The Brown Trout bite has been unreal the last few days! We have boated some real healthy fish in the 5 to 8lbs range. These fish are aggressive and are really fat with the supply of bait ( Blue- Back Herring) that we currently have. We have caught fish on both live bait and artificial. Trolling small jerk baits like a Lucky Craft Pointer 78 and a 1/2oz Superfish tipped with a white fluke have been working well. The target depth seems to be 25 to 30ft. This will slowly change over the next few weeks with the water temps nearing the low 80 mark. Fishing for these trout early in the morning and late in the evenings will be best in about 2 weeks.
Bass
The Spotted Bass bite is a little tough right now. Most of the fish have finished up spawning and are trying to recover. Look for these fish along the sea walls or close by deep water docks. They are holding close to the spawning Blue- Back Herring and gorging themselves on them. A Yellow Perch colored jerk bait works well with these fish. Look for these fish to start feeding a little better over the next week or so. Drop shot will be working as we head towards July.
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Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
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Lake Lanier Fishing Guide

Lake Lanier Fishing Report
Water Temp: 78 deg
Clarity: clear
Level: over full pool

Summer is almost here with the recent weather trends the water is warming up fast. This is making the Striped Bass congregate is tighter schools. We have seen some good topwater action the last few days. Be sure to keep a shallow water plug tied on for casting to these fish that are up shallow. This bite should continue for the next couple of weeks.

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 72
Clarity: clear
Level: full pool

Brown Trout:
The Brown Trout have congregated out over the main lake channel. These fish are in big schools in 25 to 30 ft of water close to main lake points. We have been having good success trolling small Herring color crank baits 2 mph 80 to 100ft behind the boat. Some of these fish have put on some weight since last year. We have had several fish in the 5 to 6 lbs range. Look for these fish to move a little deeper over the next few weeks as the water temperatures rise. The trolling bite will get better as the thermocline dives a few feet.
Bass
The Large Mouth bass have almost completed their spawn and should return to a normal late spring pattern in a few weeks. The Spotted Bass are getting ready to spawn. Look for these fish in 10 to 12 ft of water. Casting a June bug fineness worm up towards the bank has been the ticket the last fee days. These fish should go on the bed any day now. After the spawn most of the spots will head towards the seawalls to feed on the spawning Herring. Try casting jerk baits in a Herring color. Work these areas slowly.

Good luck!
Georgia Lake Fishing
Wes Carlton
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Georgia Fishing Guide Catches New Lake Record

The new Lake Burton Record Hybrid Bass. Caught by Fishing Guide Ritchie Sokolowski. This fish weighed 12.12lbs and beat the current record caught by Fishing Guide Tyler Clore also of Georgia Lake Fishing by 10oz. Congrats Ritchie!

Lake Lanier Fishing Charters

Now is the time for big fish! We are catching some really big Striped Bass. These are Trophy fish by anyones standards. Come enjoy a day on Lake Lanier with our guide service.

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing / Guides
Water Temp 63 deg
Level: Full
Clarity : slight stain

Brown Trout:
The trout are starting yo bite good with the recent warming of the water. These fish are stacked up on main lake points in about 25 ft of water. They are also moving up and down the main lake channels chasing the Blue Back Herring. Try casting a small spoon ( Kastmaster) to these surfacing fish. Trolling small Rapala SR5 in the American Shad color has been the best technique for catching the fish laying on the points. This pattern should continue for the next several weeks.
Bass
The pre spawn Large Mouth bite has been unreal this year. We have had some 30+ fish days over the last week or two with several fish in the 8 to 9 lbs range! These fish are biting spinner baits well and White 4in jerk baits. Most of the bigger fish have been caught on Blue- Backs and Large Shinners. Look for these groups of big females to separate and head towards the bedding grounds over the next week or so.
Spotted Bass
The main lake channel is holding the biggest population of Spotted Bass right now. These fish are staying real close to the bait fish. We have been catching most of the Spots on a Jerk bait or Finesse worm worked on the bottom in about 18 ft of water. Look for these fish to pull up shallow over the next couple of weeks and start biting a top water plug. The Spawn for Spotted Bass up north is usually several weeks after the Large Mouth Spawn.

Walleye:
The Walleye have finished their spawn and are headed down the lake toward deeper water. Look for these fish on a 20 to 30 ft bottom. We have been catching most of these fish on a night crawler just up off of the bottom. This pattern should continue for the next three weeks or so.

Good luck
Capt. Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
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Lake Burton / Lake Rabun Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp 61 deg
Level: 2 ft below full pool
Clarity : clear.

Brown Trout:
The trout are starting yo bite good with the recent warming of the water. These fish are stacked up on main lake points in about 25 ft of water. They are also moving up and down the main lake channels chasing the Blue Back Herring. Try casting a small spoon ( Kastmaster) to these surfacing fish. Trolling small Rapala SR5 in the American Shad color has been the best technique for catching the fish laying on the points. This pattern should continue for the next several weeks.
Bass
The pre spawn Large Mouth bite has been unreal this year. We have had some 30+ fish days over the last week or two with several fish in the 8 to 9 lbs range! These fish are biting spinner baits well and White 4in jerk baits. Most of the bigger fish have been caught on Blue- Backs and Large Shinners. Look for these groups of big females to separate and head towards the bedding grounds over the next week or so.
Spotted Bass
The main lake channel is holding the biggest population of Spotted Bass right now. These fish are staying real close to the bait fish. We have been catching most of the Spots on a Jerk bait or Finesse worm worked on the bottom in about 18 ft of water. Look for these fish to pull up shallow over the next couple of weeks and start biting a top water plug. The Spawn for Spotted Bass up north is usually several weeks after the Large Mouth Spawn.

Walleye:
The Walleye have finished their spawn and are headed down the lake toward deeper water. Look for these fish on a 20 to 30 ft bottom. We have been catching most of these fish on a night crawler just up off of the bottom. This pattern should continue for the next three weeks or so.

Good luck
Capt. Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
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Georgia World Class Large Mouth Bass

My friend Keith Watkins with a world class Large Mouth Bass! This Monster Large Mouth hit a trick worm in a small Jon boat only Coweta County Lake. This will qualify him for the World Record Books for sure! Way to go Keith!

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.