Lake Burton Fishing Report July 2015
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 84 degrees. Clarity: Full pool.
Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The spotted bass bite has been a little slow over the last few days. Most of the spots have finished up spawning and are trying to recover. Look for these bass along the seawalls or close to deep-water docks. They are holding close to the spawning blueback herring and gorging themselves on them. A yellow perch pattern jerkbait works well with these fish. Look for these spots to start feeding a little better over the next week or so. A drop shot will be working as we head toward July.”
Brown Trout: Wes reports, “The brown trout bite has been unreal the last few days. We have boated some real healthy fish in the 5- to 8-lb. range. These trout are aggressive and are really fat with the supply of blueback herring currently in the lake. We’ve caught trout on both live bait and artificials. Trolling small jerkbaits like a Lucky Craft Pointer 78 and a 1/2-oz. Superfish tipped with a white fluke works well. The target depth seems to be 25 to 30 feet. This will slowly change over the next few weeks with the water temps climbing into the low 80s. Fishing for these trout early in the morning and late in the evenings will be best in about two weeks.”
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