Lake Burton Fishing Report – March 2024

GON Staff | February 28, 2024

Burton: Level: 4.3 feet below 1866.66. Temp: 52 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton, with Georgia Lake Fishing guide service, reports, “The bite has been good lately. We have caught most of our fish in less than 8 feet of water. These fish have been hanging close to brush and creek ditches. Soft baits have been producing the better fish. Weighted flukes in pearl and Ned rigs seem to be working best. We have been working these areas slow. The fish are there, but sometimes it takes a little convincing. We have also caught a few bigger spotted bass mid lake on the main channel humps near brush in 35 feet. The bite should continue to get better as the bass begin their prespawn activities. Look for most of the bass to pull up shallow in the next week or so.”

Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has been a little slow the last week or so. Most of the fish we have found have been on the main lake channels over a 50-foot bottom. We have caught a few decent trout on Hopkins spoons. Look for the trout bite to take off in the next few weeks as the water temps rise. These fish will be up shallow in the backs of the creeks.”

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Yellow Perch: Guide Wes Carlton, with Georgia Lake Fishing guide service, reports,“The yellow perch bite has been good lately. These fish are piled up in the backs of the creeks in 15 to 20 feet of water. We have had good success catching them on a drop-shot rig tipped with a Fluke Jr. Crappie minnows have also been working well.”

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