Lake Burton Fishing Report – October 2009
Burton: Level: 0.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 70s. Clarity: Slight stain; lots of debris.
Bass: Wes Carlton said spots are schooling from one end of the lake to the other in tight pockets off the main lake. A white Pointer jerkbait with a feather on the back is doing the trick on these fish. Wes replaces the normal treble with a dressed hook. A Sammy will catch topwater fish, as well. You can also catch spots fishing brush in the pockets near deep water with an unweighted U-tail worm in dark colors. For largemouths, Wes said he has tried flukes, crankbaits and everything else, but they just won’t hit artificials. He has been catching them, and some good ones, around ledges and brush on rocky points in 10 to 12 feet of water. Freeline either jumbo shiners or bream.
Trout: The brown trout have moved into the mouths of the creeks, and they’re hitting bluebacks downlined to 18 to 22 feet. Wes said he’s been catching some enormous trout lately, including one 9-pounder. The Rooster Tail bite should turn on in the next couple of weeks.
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