Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Level: full pool
Temp: 45 deg
Clarity: clear

The water has finally subsided and fishing is getting back to normal. With excessive amounts of rainfall over the last few weeks the fish had almost gone into a holding pattern.
Most of the big bass have gone deep. We have been catching Spots over a 30 to 50 ft bottom. These fish are slow to bite so take your time working an area if you know the fish are there. Try using a Hopkins spoon silver or gold with a slow rocking jigging action. Locating fish with the electronics is the key to catching these big fish this time of year. This bite should

continue for the next few weeks.
Brown Trout
The Brown Trout are still shallow and feeding on all the fresh forage that has been washed into the lake lately. They are still chasing the schools of Blue- Backs up and down the main lake channel. Look for these surfacing fish or the bait schools to pop up and try casting flies or small jerk baits into them. This is a very effective technique for this time of year. Trout are very fast swimmers; so sight fishing for these can be tough if your not willing to go after them with the big boat motor. Sometimes the trolling motor is not fast enough. The Brown Trout will start to hold on a little deeper bottom over the next few weeks. The trolling bite will pick up as we head towards February and the water temps drop into the low 40’s.
The Walleye bite has been a little tough with a the rain. There have been some fish caught but not very many. The bite should pick up any day now as the North Georgia Lakes calm down a little with the strong water flows. Try trolling crank baits in a Fire Tiger pattern over a 30 ft bottom close to brush or rocky bottoms. This pattern should stay the saw for the next few weeks as we head towards February.

Good luck!

Capt. Wes Carlton