Lake Burton Fishing Report – September 2009

GON Staff | August 25, 2009

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low to mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Wes Carlton said the good-sized spots are schooling on points off the main-river channel all over the lake. Catch them on a 1/2- or 3/4-oz. Hopkins spoon in chrome. A fluke will also do the trick. Wes has also been catching some good largemouths lately. He said to drop shot either a crappie minnow or a pumpkin-seed worm on main-lake points. Between now and October, the largemouths will start moving up more and more every week. Once they get up on the banks eating bream, they can be caught early and late on a white buzzbait or chatterbait.

Good. Wes said trout will eat a Hopkins spoon or a downlined blueback right now, and they’re also mixed in with the spotted bass. In late September, it’ll get easier to catch them. By then, you should be able to catch trout with a streamer, like a Clouser, with a fly rod.

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