Lake Burton Fishing Report – April 2022
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 56 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Guide Tyler Clore reports, “With spring blowing in and bringing warmer days and nights, the water temp is on the rise. The largemouth are moving out of the staging areas and moving into the shallows in the pockets. You will start seeing the beds everywhere from 2 feet of water to 10 feet. If fishing around beds, I use a green-pumpkinseed weighted Senko. One of my favorite techniques is to throw a Zoom Super Fluke around the docks and blowdowns. Concentrate on skipping it under the docks and walkways. When the fish are up this shallow, they love to stay under the walkways of the docks. Use a spinning reel with fluorocarbon line, and it will make skipping the fluke under the dock much easier. For spotted bass, concentrate on the rocky or sandy points in 8 to 12 feet of water with a shaky-head finesse worm. I prefer Zoom watermelon red.”
Trout/Walleye: Guide Tyler Clore reports, “Look for trout schooling in the mouth of the creeks first thing in the mornings. I prefer a McStick jerkbait when I see the trout feeding on top. Most of the walleye have spawned out and are slowly making their way back into the lake. Troll Rapala Shad Raps in the deeper side of the river bends above the bridge.”
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