Lake Burton Fishing Report January 2015

GON Staff | December 23, 2014

Burton: Level: 12.5 feet low. Be careful. The ramp is just below the water level. Be sure to check closely before trying to launch. Temp: 48 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Guide Wes Carlton reports, “Start out the morning alternating a Super Fish (
Super Spin) tipped with a white fluke and a jerkbait on the main-lake points. As the day warms, move to the clay banks, and throw a white crankbait that dives to the 8- to 12-foot range. If the wind picks up, throw a double willowleaf spinnerbait on the points. Look for the bass to move deeper as the water cools towards the lower 40s. It’s almost spooning time.”

Brown Trout: Wes reports, “The trout are still fairly shallow in the backs of the creeks. We have been catching these fish casting small Rapala countdowns and Duo Realis 80s in the morning-dawn color. These fish are aggressive and want the bait moving fast. Try trolling these baits as fast as possible without them breaching the water. The bigger browns have moved over the main lake channel and are feeding on the blueback herring. We have been trolling Crocodile spoons for these fish at 16-foot depths. The best bite seems to be midday for most of these fish. Look for the younger trout to move down the lake over deeper water over the next couple of weeks as the water cools. Try using a bigger spoon (Georgia Blade) and trolling them in the 20-foot depth range. The next few weeks is the time of year to catch a real trophy.”

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