Lake Burton Fishing Report March 2017
Burton: Level: 2.4 feet below full pool. Temp: degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been excellent the last few days with a lot of fish up shallow. The Alabama rig is working great! We have been catching some bigger spotted bass and largemouth on hard plastic swimbaits in the 7-inch range. The best colors have been white and off-white. Most of the bass we have caught have been around the bank lines. We have been watching for these fish to push bait up and then working those areas. This bite should continue for the next several weeks if the water temps continue to rise as they typically do this time of year.”
Trout: Guide Wes Cartlon reports, “The trout have been deep this winter. Most of them have been hanging out over the main lake channel, only coming up to feed on the vast bait population a few times a day. We have been lucky enough on a few recent trips to catch some really nice browns while casting for bass up in the creek channels. These trout were caught on a white Spro McStick jerkbait. The brown trout follow the bait population, so if the blueback herring are deep, more than likely the trout are deep.”
Walleye: “The walleye bite is in full swing,” said guide Wes Carlton. “We have been catching most of our fish downlining blueback herring and slow trolling nightcrawlers just on the bottom. The best bite seems to be in the 20-foot depths. Be patient with these fish. Most of the time the walleye nibble and don’t take the bait right away. The walleye will be heading up the creeks to spawn anytime now and will be easier to catch on shallow diving plugs and crankbaits. Look for these Lake Burton walleye to continue their pilgrimage up the creeks and rivers for the spawning run.”
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