Lake Burton Fishing Report March 2018
Burton: Level: 1.5 feet low. Temp: 55 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass are deep. The spoon bite has been very productive around brushpiles and in the middle of pockets. We have been using a chartreuse or gold Flex-It 5/10 spoon. Try targeting 28 to 35 feet of water. There have been a few fish showing up on red-clay banks midday to mid afternoon. A chrome jerkbait has been the ticket for these fish. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks. Hopefully we will see a rise in water temps for the spring topwater bite.”
Walleye: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The walleye are making their way up the creek channels toward the spawning grounds. Trolling firetiger/crawfish crankbaits or freelining medium shiners works well this time of year. Try keeping the boat speed around 1.7 to 2.2 mph. Targeting water less than 18 feet deep has been working best. Another good technique this time of year is a crawler harness. We will use these for the next month or so. We use split-shots to achieve our acquired depth on the crawler harnesses this time of year.”
Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The trout bite has been a little slow lately and should rebound over the next week or so with all of the recent rains bringing fresh nutrients into the lake. Try looking for trout toward the backs of the creeks in 8 to 12 feet of water. Casting a small Rapala CountDown seems to work best. We have been catching some yellow perch and chain pickerel while fishing for trout.”
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