Lake Burton Fishing Report – June 2009

GON Staff | May 27, 2009

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: High 60s to low 70s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. The fish are in a postspawn pattern, with Flukes and swimbaits catching some good spotted bass early on main-lake points. Big spots in the 5- to 6-lb. range can be caught on big swimbaits like a Strike King Shadilicious. The spots will also jump all over a jig-head worm. Later in the morning, switch to a small crankbait. Live shad are also a good option for Burton bass.

Bream: Good. The bluegills and shellcrackers should be going on the beds with the full moon in early June. Look for bluegill beds shallow in coves where tributaries enter the lake. The shellcrackers will bed deeper, and their beds are a little tougher to spot. For more on Burton’s bedded bream, see the story on page 26.

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