Lake Burton Fishing Report April 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.”
Walleye: 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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