Lake Burton Fishing Report – January 2009

GON Staff | January 5, 2009

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Daniel Workman said the bite has been a little slow, but that they are catching some good spotted bass right now. He won a tournament the week before Christmas with a little more than 15 pounds, including two spots that weighed 4 and 5 pounds. He caught them fishing grass lines, and said to look for grass on any main-lake points. The grass line should start in 5 to 7 feet of water and run out into 10 to 15 feet, where it ends. Fish from the beginning of the grass out with either a drop shot or a jig-head worm. Daniel likes a 1/8-oz. jig head with a Zoom Finesse worm in green pumpkin. If you’re after a largemouth, follow the creek runs out into the lake throwing a Bill Norman Deep Wee N in firetiger. He said to run the bait along the edges of the creek runs.

WRD Biologist Anthony Rabern reports: “The recent rainfalls are drawing brown trout into the creeks. Whenever a heavy rain occurs, fish around the discharge pipes adjacent to Burton Fish Hatchery and at the dam on Moccasin Creek with small spinners. The normal January pattern is to fish with live herring along the face of the dam, especially on warm afternoons. Trout could be at various depths, so set out several downlines at different depths until you zero in the preferred depth of the day. Also try the area around Hwy 76 for schooling fish.”

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