Lake Burton Fishing Report – January 2008

GON Staff | January 3, 2008

Burton: Level: 0.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 50 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Brown Trout: The trout bite is a little slow with the spawn in full swing, said fishing guide Wes Carlton. “The rise in the water temperature last week sparked a few fish to bite. BFL pro Kevin Stowers and I fished last week and were surprised to see the number of fish on the Lowrance. The results of the trout stocking seem to be working great! Thanks to Anthony Rabern and staff at DNR Fisheries. January and February are going to be great months; the fish are going to be hungry after the spawn,” Wes said.

“The spotted-bass fishing continues to be excellent. Last week we boated 12 spots, seven of which were over 3 pounds, and three were over 4 pounds,” said Wes. “The biggest spot weighed 5 pounds. Most of these fish were schooling and took topwater plugs — Pointers, or Mini-Heddons. The pike (walleye) have been biting as well, we have caught several over the last couple of weeks — try a Super Fluke.”

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