Lake Burton Fishing Report – February 2019

GON Staff | January 25, 2019

Burton: Level: Full Pool. Temp: 43 degrees. Clarity: Lightly stained to clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The spotted bass bite has been good the last few days. We have caught fish both shallow and deep. Most of our bigger spots have come off a 30-foot bottom midway back in the creeks. Spoons and underspins are the ticket right now and should continue to be over the next few weeks. The key to catching fish this time of year is paying close attention to your electronics. We have caught a few largemouth on steep ledges with swimbaits. This bite should pick up over the next few weeks if water temperatures hold.”

Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has been OK on Lake Burton, and it should continue to get better once the silt from the recent rains settles. We have caught some trout trolling Rapala Countdowns and Yo-Zuri 3D Crystal Minnows. Trolling at a speed of 2.8 to 3 mph seems to be the ticket. We have caught a few rainbows on some smaller Mepps spoons the last couple of days.”

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