Lake Burton Fishing Report – March 2009

GON Staff | February 24, 2009

Burton: Level: 0.8 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to high 40s. Clarity: Clear to slight stain.

Anthony Rabern reports: “The abnormally cold water temperatures going into March will keep the spotted bass and trout bite a little more sluggish than normal for this time of year. Trolling live bait on warm afternoons around the dam will still be the most effective way to catch trophy spots and trout in early March. For a second option, fish jig ’n pigs in crayfish patterns on secondary points and in blowdowns for spotted bass. Water temperatures will rise quickly toward the end of March, and bass will move into shallow water where shallow presentations are effective. Pearl-colored Super Flukes are always a winner on Lake Burton.”

Trout: Anthony said, “Trout will become more scattered toward the end of March, which makes them a little bit harder to track down. Troll herring or crayfish-pattern crankbaits near the mouths of major creeks, but especially Moccasin Cove, during the early mornings and evenings.”

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