Lake Burton Fishing Report – September 2008
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Slow. Some small fish are being caught out of deep brush and from around brushed-up boat houses on Texas-rigged finesse worms, drop shots or jig ’n pigs. The topwater bite hasn’t lit up yet, but a Pop-R is worth trying early and late over brush on main-lake points. The fish will move up in September as the water temperature drops and the crankbait bite will improve. If you are targeting largemouths, try spinnerbaits or unweighted flukes around any wood cover back in the creeks and coves.
Brown Trout: Fishing pressure on Burton appeared to be dropping in late summer, said Anthony Rabern. “With higher fuel prices, we are seeing fewer anglers on Lake Burton this summer,” he said. “I spoke with a guy recently who was catching trout in the afternoons in front of the intake structures at the dam during the afternoon/evening generation. My temperature data indicate that trout should be between 30 and 45 feet deep. I suggest staggering downlines tipped with live herring at 30, 35, 40 and 45 feet until you find where they are holding. Move all around the forebay area and in front of the dam until you find fish.”
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