Lake Burton Fishing Report – August 2018

GON Staff | August 1, 2018

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The spotted bass bite has been great the last few weeks. We have caught fish shallow and deep. Most of the bigger fish have come off a Robo Worm fished on a drop shot over a 30-foot bottom. We have been fishing main-lake points and pockets that are connected to the main lake. There is no definitive time on the bite, but the morning bite seems to be a little better than evening. Look for most of the bass to transition to a deeper summer pattern over the next few weeks and the evening and night bite to pick up.”

Brown Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has finally rebounded over the last week or so. These fish are congregated out over the main-lake channel. We have caught most of our bigger fish trolling Lucky Craft Pointer 78s in a herring color. The best depth seems to be 22 feet at 3 mph. We have also been catching some trout on a split-shot nightcrawler suspended as if you were crappie fishing. Look for this bite to continue over the next several weeks.”

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