Lake Burton Fishing Report April 2014

GON Staff | March 27, 2014

Burton: Level: 6.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 45 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The spotted bass are really aggressive right now and will eat just about anything from a jerkbait to a plastic worm. Most of the spots we are catching have been shallow in 5 to 8 feet. The spotted bass should be spawning over the next few weeks. The largemouth bite has really picked up, also. We have been catching most of the largemouth on jerkbaits in a bream color. Fish these lures close to the banks around fallen trees or over rock outcroppings. Look for these fish to gorge themselves before the spawn.”

Brown Trout:
Wes reports, “Most of the brown trout are still holding in the creek channels. We have been trolling nightcrawlers 1 mph on freelines the last couple of days and producing some really nice fish. Try targeting the 16- to 25-foot depths. These fish should hold this pattern for the next few weeks if the water temperatures don’t rise rapidly.”

Wes reports, “The walleye spawn is in full force. Most of them are up the creek and river channels. Trying to catch spawning walleye can be a little tough, so try to target the prespawn or postspawn fish by moving down the river and creek channels a few hundred yards. These fish are biting a Shad Rap in American shad color trolled or cast around the rocks. Work this bait very slow as walleye are not aggressive like other species. We have caught a few bigger fish on a white Spro McStick jerkbait. The next few weeks should be the best of the year for catching walleye in Georgia.”

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