Lake Burton Fishing Report – September 2010
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 84 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Spotted Bass: A little slow, said Wes Carlton. He’s been catching some fish on deep rocky bottoms from 19 feet all the way into the 50-foot depths on blue Roboworms on drop shots, Fish-Head Spins threaded with a white fluke and Texas-rigged finesse worms.
Largemouths: Wes said the largemouths are biting pretty well early and late on downlined shiners and bluebacks. They are in 14 to 16 feet of water near the river channel. Wes boated one in the 8- to 9-lb. range last week.
Hybrids: Wes said the numbers have not been great for hybrids, but the size has been excellent. He caught an 11.97-lb. hybrid last week on downlined bluebacks, and the fish are averaging between 9 and 11 pounds. They are on mid-lake humps.
Brown Trout: Very good. Wes is catching good numbers of browns on the south end of the lake trolling Yo-Zuri Pin’s Minnows and Pointer Minnows. He said the bite and the size of fish should only get better as the fish school up tighter in September.
Perch: Very good. Wes said he caught 107 yellow perch, including one that measured more than 16 inches on a recent trip. The fish are in the grass in 16 to 22 feet of water, and he’s catching them on medium crappie minnows fished on a drop shot. Move the bait until it gets hit, he said.
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