Lake Burton Fishing Report – June 2019

GON Staff | May 28, 2019

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 75 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been great. Most of the fish have completed spawning and are hungry. The first couple of weeks of June will be a little tough with the water temp heading toward the upper 70s. We have been catching most of our fish up shallow throwing plastics, like Zoom frogs, up in pockets and around shallow docks. The bigger fish seem to be hanging around heavy cover. With the storms we have had this year, there is new brush everywhere. We have had good success with plastic worms and jigs in and around the downed trees. The next few weeks is a big transition for the bass. Look for these fish to go 18 to 28 feet deep toward the end of the month.”

Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The trout bite has been good the last few days. Most of the bigger fish are near the main river channels and near the mouths of the creeks. Trolling small jerkbaits and spinners has been effective the last few days. Bright colors and/or herring pattern baits have been working best. Try fishing at a depth of 14 to 18 feet at 3 mph. Yo-Zuri crankbaits in a firetiger pattern have produced a few bigger fish in the 4- to 5-lb. range.”

Yellow Perch: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The perch bite is picking up and should continue to get better over the next few weeks. We have caught some really nice fish in the shallows with jigs in the 7- to 15-foot depths. This shallow-water bite is short-lived. Look for the perch to head toward deeper water in the next week or two. June, July and August are the months to catch a mess of yellow perch.”

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