Lake Burton Fishing Report – November 2018

GON Staff | October 30, 2018

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 65 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bite has been decent the last few days. Most of the bass are up shallow now that the water temps have come down. They seem to be feeding longer than normal. We have had good success with Sebile swimbaits in the backs of creeks. This bite has not been an early morning bite. Try focusing on the main-lake points early in the morning and then moving into the creeks around the mid-morning time. We have caught some bigger spots and largemouth on Super Spooks working the brush in the creeks. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks and hold as long as the water temps stay consistent 60s.”

Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has picked up over the last week or so. These fish seem to be congregated in and around the mouths of the creeks. We have caught numbers lately but not many over 2 pounds. Sight fishing for the browns seems to be the ticket. These fish are on the move and don’t sit for very long. We have caught most of our fish casting Mepps spinners and Blue Fox spinners. This pattern should continue for the next several weeks as the adult brown trout head up the creeks to spawn.”

Yellow Perch: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The perch bite has been great this early fall. We have caught perch all over Lake Burton. Most of these fish seem to be congregated in 12 to 16 feet of water around grass or brush. Trolling SR5 Shad Raps in the crawfish color has been the go-to bait. These fish are aggressive and will eat about any bait you have in your collection.”

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