Lake Burton Fishing Report – October 2019
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 78 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bite started off a little slow this month but has rebounded over the last few days. Most of the fish we have been catching are on a 20- to 30-foot bottom. Drop shotting small plastics out over the main lake channel and working up and down long points has been productive. We have had some success in the mornings catching largemouth around docks and deeper structure using a Jackall Chop Cut Jr. This is a great little prop bait. Look for these fish to start coming up shallow over the next week or two and the topwater bite to turn on. So get your Sammy and Spook ready.”
Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “Trolling has been the most productive bite lately. We have been trolling Lucky Craft Staysee 90s in herring colors. Try trolling at a speed of 3 mph and working a depth of 16 to 25 feet for the brown trout. We have also caught spotted bass and chain pickerel while doing this. Look for the trout to start schooling up over deep water over the next few weeks. These fish will then become aggressive and start biting again. Bring on the rain and cooler weather.”
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