Lake Burton Fishing Report – December 2019

GON Staff | November 22, 2019

Burton: Level: 7 feet down. Temp: 57 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “We have been catching fish shallow and deep. Most of our bigger fish have come off a 10- to 15-foot bottom back in the creeks using a chrome jerkbait. We have also caught some nice largemouth throwing a Sebile Magic Swimmer in natural shiner. Look for these fish to start biting later in the morning over the next few weeks. The bite should transition deeper into 25 to 30 feet of water. Look for the spoon bite as soon as the water temp hits the low 50s.”

Trout: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The bite has been great the last few weeks. We have been catching most of our fish around the shorelines throwing Rapala CountDowns and Little Cleo spoons. Brown trout like a fast retrieve, so work the baits very rapidly back toward the boat. Look for this pattern to hold over the next few weeks.”

Walleye: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The walleye bite has just now started picking up with the cooler water temps. We have had the best success trolling small, crawfish-colored crankbaits at a speed of 2 mph. We have also caught a few bigger fish trolling Strike King 10XD crankbaits. These bigger baits work best at 180 to 200 feet behind the boat. Look for the walleye over a 15- to 25-foot bottom and close to structure, like downed trees and rocks. Look for this bite to get better every week as we head toward January.”

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