Lake Burton Fishing Report November 2011
Burton: Level: 2 feet below full pool. Temp: 63 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Spotted Bass: Good. Capt. Wes Carlton said the spotted bass have been biting consistently. The larger fish have begun feeding up, and guide trips are producing some fish in the 6-lb. range. The pattern is points on or near the main-lake channel, and the fish are shallow, in 3 to 9 feet of water. The best baits have been either a 4-inch Shadilicious or Magic Shad swimbait on a jighead or a jerkbait. Wes likes a Spro McStick, white in color, and he said not to jerk it. Just throw it up near the bank, and bring it back on a steady retrieve.
Largemouths: Good. Wes said they are catching some big largemouths right now. He said one recent trip yielded about a 6-lb. average over 15 fish, including one 9-pounder. The fish are hanging in the main channel close to the bottom and near the ledges. Either drop a finesse worm on a Spotsticker to them or downline a blueback.
Trout: Very good. Brown trout are feeding on the surface over the main-lake channel. Wes said you can see them feeding on top the first couple hours of the morning. Catch them trolling Little Cleos and Crocodile spoons. In the next couple weeks, the fish should start heading into the creeks. Wes said they are catching some 3- to 4-lb. fish.
Hybrids: Good. Wes is catching some big hybrids in the 10-lb. range. Troll jerkbaits on the main-river channel. Wes likes a 5-inch Bomber Long A in a blueback pattern.
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