Lake Burton Fishing Report – March 2020

GON Staff | February 27, 2020

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 48 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been great the last few weeks. Most of our fish have been caught on topwater and jerkbaits. The spotted bass seem to be piled up toward the backs of the creeks. They are aggressive and will bite about any color lure. White or chrome jerkbaits seem to be the go-to colors. This bite should continue for the next few weeks. The swimbait bite should also pick up.”

Brown Trout: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The trout bite has been slow the last week or so. We have caught a few smaller fish trolling small Loco Spoons and Shad Raps (natural color). This bite should continue to get better in the next few weeks if the rain subsidies. I like to see the water temps in the mid 50s to 60s for the optimum trout bite.”

Walleye: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The walleye bite has been slow this month. Look for these fish to head to the spawning grounds over the next couple of weeks. The bite will definitely pick up in the spawn and postspawn periods. Try casting 4-inch Rapalas toward the banks and downed brush. These fish will be up in the creeks and river channels. The few fish we have caught over the last week or so have been healthy.”

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