Lake Burton Fishing Report – August 2009
Burton: Level: 0.1 feet above full pool. Temp: Low to mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Slow, but you can catch some good fish, said Daniel Workman. The lake has gotten so busy on the weekends that it’s not even worth fishing. But if you can get out during the week there has been a decent bite for some good-sized fish. Daniel has been fishing a jig ’n pig for a mixed bag of largemouths and spots, and they’ve been averaging in the 3- to 4-lb. range. He likes an O’Neil jig with a wide-gap hook. Your hook-up ratio goes up greatly with the wide gap. He likes a 1/4-oz. jig in green pumpkin and brown, and he fishes it with a watermelon-red Zoom Chunk. Target rocky points and brushpiles in about 10 feet of water. There has also been a decent morning and evening fluke bite in the same areas. “Fish a naked fluke,” Daniel said. “Throw it out, let it sink a little and work it in.”
Trout: Good. Daniel said you can still catch a lot of good trout burning a Rooster Tail or a crappie jig through surface activity. If you don’t see them on top, you can search and catch fish on the same baits around points or in the mouths of Moccasin and Dicks creeks. “Throw it out and work it in pretty fast,” he said. “Trout like it moving pretty fast.” The fish will be in the creek and out about 400 or 500 yards from the mouth.
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