Lake Burton Fishing Report June 2015

GON Staff | May 28, 2015

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 73-76 degrees. Clarity: Full.

Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The largemouth bass have almost completed their spawn and should return to a normal late spring pattern in a few weeks. The spotted bass are getting ready to spawn. Look for these spots in 10 to 12 feet of water. Casting a junebug fineness worm up toward the bank has been the ticket the last few days. These spotted bass should go on the bed any day now. After the spawn, most of the spots will head toward the seawalls to feed on the spawning herring. Try casting jerkbaits in a herring color. Work these areas slowly.”

Brown Trout: Wes reports, “The brown trout have congregated out over the main-lake channel. These fish are in big schools in 25 to 30 feet of water close to main-lake points. We have been having good success trolling small herring-colored crankbaits 2 mph 80 to 100 feet behind the boat. Some of these fish have put on some weight since last year. We have had several fish in the 5- to 6 -lb. range. Look for these trout to move a little deeper over the next few weeks as the water temperatures rise. The trolling bite will get better as the thermocline dives a few feet.”

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