Lake Burton Fishing Report November 2014
Burton: Level: Lake Burton will be drawn down to 12 feet below full pool starting on Nov. 1. This is the normal winter pool. Access is limited to Murray’s Cove boat ramp. Temp: 64 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The spotted bass have been showing up in huge schools over the main-lake points. They are chasing the herring and gorging themselves. We have had fun the past few trips catching these fish on Sammys and Spooks. White crankbaits have also been producing good numbers of fish. Look for most of these fish to be staging in the 15-foot depths. The largemouth seem to be feeding well in the channels up in the creeks. These fish are biting a white jerkbait (Spro McStick) really well. Keep a close eye for these fish chasing bait around. A chrome Super Spook is handy when the largemouth are feeding on top. Look for the swimbait bite to take off as we near mid November and the water temps dive into the 50s.”
Brown Trout: Wes reports, “Most of the brown trout are still hanging around the south portions of the lake. We have been catching these fish over main-lake points and humps in the 30-foot depths. This is a good time of year to try trolling spoons. A 5-inch silver/green spoon combo has been working best. Alternate the distance behind the boat (20 to 60 feet). Try maintaining a speed of 2 1/2 mph when trolling. The fish are biting shallow and as deep as 18 feet, so vary the depths. Keep a close eye out for the browns coming up on top chasing the bluebacks. This is a good time to throw a 1/4-oz. Kastmaster spoon (silver/blue). This pattern should continue to work for the next few weeks. The lake will be stocked within the next few weeks with young trout. Hopefully these youngsters will make it through winter.”
Walleye: Wes reports, “The walleye bite has really picked up. We are catching most of these fish on medium crappie minnows with a split-shot. Try targeting brushpiles or rock structure in the 25- to 28-foot depths. The trolling bite should pick up over the next few weeks. Try trolling Shad Rap Sr7s in any color at 2 mph 80 feet behind the boat. This bite should last for several weeks.”
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