Lake Burton Fishing Report – April 2020

GON Staff | March 27, 2020

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 57 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been OK the last couple of days. The fish we have caught have been bigger than normal. Fishing ditches and the ledges back in pockets still seems to be the go-to places. We have been casting swimbaits the last few days in these areas, letting them sink five seconds or so before retrieving. The fish seem to be a little lethargic on the initial bite, so be patient when working the bait. Casting several times to the same areas seems to wake them out of their trance. My favorite bait this time of year is an SuperFish Underspin tipped with a small, white 3- to 4-inch paddle tail. Working rock ledges along the creek channels and ditches parallel to the creeks seems to work best. This bite should continue to get better over the next few weeks as we head into mid April. Look for the topwater bite to explode mid April!”

Trout: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has been good the last week or so. We have caught most of our fish on live bait. We have been slow-trolling blueback herring, large shiners and nightcrawlers on a crawler harness. These fish seem to like a slower speed in the 2 mph range. We have been trolling long points near the main-lake channels. These browns are healthy and in the 2- to 4-lb. range.”

Walleye: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The bite has begun. We have been catching some bigger postspawn females. Trolling seems to be the ticket right now. This bite should continue to get better and better over the next few weeks.”

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