Lake Burton Fishing Report – October 2008
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid 70 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good according to Burton guide Wes Carlton. “The largemouths are in shoreline cover and hitting buzzbaits and finesse worms on drop-shot rigs. Spots are hitting Pointer jerkbaits and Yozuri Crystal Minnows. I have been catching fish on shallow channels rather than on main-lake points.”
Brown Trout: Good — depending on the day. Wes said that on Friday, Sept. 19, he caught three rainbows and four browns, all in the 2- to 7-lb. range by trolling Lucky Craft Pointers. WRD Fisheries Biologist Anthony Rabern expects the brown trout to be moving up in October. “With rapidly cooling surface temperatures, trout will be moving closer to the surface in October. Troll lures that imitate blueback herring at depths from 15 to 20 feet during the day or better yet, use live herring. Trout typically feed more actively at sunrise and sunset, so look for breaking fish near the dam in the evenings.”
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