Lake Burton Fishing Report November 2013

GON Staff | October 30, 2013

Burton: Level: 1 foot below full pool. Temperature: 63 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.

Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite is the best I have seen it in a couple of years. These fish are biting shallow and deep. Most of the big spots and largemouth are in the 20- to 30-foot water column over main-lake points. Try using a white crankbait or jerkbait. Be patient because sometimes it takes several casts to the same area to get these fish to rise. When they do, the whole school generally shows up. We have had several 6-lb. spots over the last few days. There are still quite a few nice bass in the backs of the creeks feeding on young bluebacks. I hope this pattern holds for the next few weeks.”

Brown Trout: Wes reports, “The browns have started schooling over the main-lake channel. These fish are an easy target right now. Try casting a small silver or gold 1/4-oz. spoon to the surfacing fish. Where there is one or two, there is a school below. Some of these fish are big. We have caught several in the 5- to 6-lb. range the last couple of days. Look for the brown trout to follow the schools of herring over the next couple of weeks as we head toward the November spawn. The winter Burton trout bite gets better the colder the water gets. Don’t be discouraged by the cold weather. This is when the big fish are caught.”

Walleye: Wes reports, “The walleye bite has been a little slow this month but should pick up as soon as the water temps dip below 65 degrees. This is a great time to troll crawler harnesses and big crankbaits. Look for these fish to set up in about 25 feet of water and feed in the shallows.”

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