Lake Burton Fishing Report June 2018

GON Staff | May 31, 2018

Burton: Level: Just over full pool. Temp: 75 degrees. Clarity: Slightly stained.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been great over the last few weeks. The warmer water temps have these Burton bass feeding for several hours throughout the day. We have caught fish on everything from plastic worms to topwater Spooks. Most of the postspawn bass seem to be feeding in 13 to 20 feet of water. Look for this bite to change quickly as the water is heating up fast. The underspin bite will soon pick up for the spotted bass. The largemouth swimbait bite will be an early morning bite as we roll into mid June.”

Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout have started schooling over the main-lake channels. These fish have been chasing the small blueback herring schools up and down the lake the last few days. Sight fishing this time of year can produce some really big fish. My favorite casting lure is a Kastmaster spoon on light 6-lb. line. We typically let the spoon sink for only a second or two and then work a jerk-style retrieve back toward the boat. Just be prepared for that freight train bite. We have also caught some 5-lb. spots with this technique. Look for the brown trout to start feeding early morning and later in the day over the next couple of weeks. The trolling bite should really turn on as we head toward mid June. Good luck!”

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