Lake Burton Fishing Report December 2014
Burton: Level: 12.7 feet low. Temp: 52 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The spotted bass are glued to the bottom. We have seen very little topwater action over the last few weeks. We rely heavily on our electronics this time of year when trying to find the bigger fish. Most of the big spots are on the bottom in 20 to 32 feet of water. Casting a sinking swimbait seems to be the ticket (white). Most of the bites we have been getting are very soft, so be patient. Giving a little more time when setting the hook can be beneficial. Look for the fish to pull up a little once the water has stabilized from the turnover. There are schools of herring from one end of the lake to the other. Following these schools of bait has produced the best number lately.”
Trout: Wes reports, “The DNR has completed their stocking of brown trout for the year. An estimated 24,000 trout have been dispersed throughout the lake. These fish are aggressive and will eat about anything you cast to them. The bigger trout are up in the creeks spawning. These bigger fish are slow to eat but should be back on to normal feeding in the next couple of weeks after the spawn. Try trolling big spoons or crankbaits in herring colors about 2 mph for these bigger fish.”
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