Lake Burton Fishing Report – June 2008

GON Staff | May 27, 2008

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 70 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: The spotted bass have been biting great early in the morning, according to guide Wes Carlton. “We have been using flukes and soft plastics. Later in the morning I have been switching to small crankbaits (River 2 Sea), and large bass minnows. The largemouths have been on the beds the better part of the month. We have been able to catch a few with live shad, with one being over 10 pounds.”

Hybrids: Although Lake Burton is not known for the hybrid bass, there seems to be quite a few, said Wes. “The best approach with these fish is small River 2 Sea crankbaits or a Sworming Hornet Fish Head Spin dressed with a fluke. We have been pitching these baits to schooling fish.”

Trout: The trout action has begun to heat up, with two fish more than 4 pounds last week. Live bass minnows or a 3/8-oz. River 2 Sea crankbait in the ghost-minnow pattern trolled at 1.5 to 2 mph have been working well. Try pulling these baits in the creek channels. For more details on how Wes catches Burton’s brown trout in June, see page 46.

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