Lake Burton Fishing Report – October 2018

GON Staff | September 26, 2018

Burton: Level: 1.5 feet low. Temp: 73 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite continues to be great. We have caught some really nice largemouth over the last few weeks. These fish seem to be midway back in the creeks holding close to structure. Try using a Sebile swimbait over the top of this structure before working in close with a jig. Try finding the yellow perch, and the bass will be nearby. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks. The pre-fall topwater bite should be kicking off soon.”

Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has been steady. These fish have been spread throughout the lake the last few weeks. Trying to get in a school hasn’t been easy. We have had our better success trolling the main lake channels trying to stay in a 60-foot bottom. Try using large Johnson Spoons and Loco Spoons. Maintaining a good speed of 3 mph seems to be the ticket. This bite should pick up over the next few weeks with some larger fish showing up to spawn soon.”

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