Lake Burton Fishing Report October 2015

GON Staff | September 30, 2015

Burton: Temp: 72 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has really picked up over the last few days. We have been landing some healthy spotted bass and largemouth. Most of these fish have been out over the main-lake channels. We have been catching them with crankbaits in the 20- to 30-foot depths. Look for the bass to pull up shallow over the next few weeks. The Spook and Sammy bite will peak as the water cools a little into the 60-degree range. Most of the baitfish the bass are chasing are very small, 2 inches, in size. Try casting small flukes on ultra-light gear.”

Trout: Wes reports, “The trout bite has been slow the last week or so. We have managed to catch a few bigger fish in deep water with live herring. These fish are holding over a 60- to 80-foot bottom. We have marked some really big schools of smaller fish but to no avail. These fish will start biting with the cooler fronts that usually come in toward the beginning of October. As the water temp drops into the low 70s and high 60s, we should see a topwater, small spoon or fluke bite. The trout population seems to be the best I have seen in years. The fall and winter bite should be unreal this year.”

Walleye: Wes reports, “October is a great month to target a north Georgia trophy walleye. These fish have been deep all summer and will be looking for those shallow-water baitfish schools. Try trolling small tiger-pattern Rapalas or Yo-Zuri crankbaits in sizes 5 or 7. Slow the boat speed to 2.4 mph. Try trolling deep-water ledges where there are rock outcroppings or dense brush. The walleye are very structure oriented and always keep close to structure.”

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