Lake Burton Fishing Report – December 2023

GON Staff | November 29, 2023

Burton: Level: 5.4 feet below 1866.66. Temp: 59 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton with Georgia Lake Fishing guide service reports, “Hope your Thanksgiving was a success! The water is finally starting to cool down, and the bite has turned on. The lake is being dropped for the winter drawdown and is expected to be around 10 feet below full pool. This does limit access to one boat ramp. Most of the bass seem to be hanging around the main-lake points and structure that’s still submerged. Crankbaits have been producing the most fish lately (white, 6- 9-foot divers). We have caught some bigger fish on shaky heads and Zoom Creepy Crawlers around docks and steep, rocky points. Just remember the water is cooling and these fish are lethargic. Work your jig a lot slower than normal. Look for the spoon bite to turn on as we head into later December.”

Brown Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bite has been consistent lately with a 6-pounder caught a few days ago. Watching for topwater action on cloudy days has been most productive. We have caught most of our fish on black Rooster Tails and herring-colored jerkbaits. The biggest populations of fish seem to be midway back in the creeks on a 25- to 32-foot bottom. We have also caught a few smaller walleye fishing for trout last week. Look for this bite to get better as the water level drops and the water dives into the lower 50s.”

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