Lake Burton Fishing Report September 2014
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 78 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The largemouth bite has been an early morning bite. Try using a Super Spook or a small prop bait. There have not been many of these fish biting, but the ones that have are big. Spotted bass are schooled up great with lots of small yearlings on the main-lake points. This pattern should hold for the next couple of weeks with the fish feeding better every week as we head into September. The topwater bite will also pick up as the water temps slowly decrease.”
Brown Trout: Wes reports, “The brown trout have started congregating in small groups on the main-lake humps and points. Most of these fish are in 35 to 60 feet of water. We have been catching some really nice fish over the last couple of weeks with a few being in the 7- to 8-lb. range. Try to target rock outcroppings or heavy brush. These fish seem to be feeding on the herring and crawfish in and around this type of structure. Drop-shotting small pearl-white flukes or a small gold Flex-it spoon have been working well.”
Yellow Perch: Wes reports, “During the late summer months, yellow perch group up in the grass and brush around the shorelines. Most of these fish can be found in the 20- to 25-foot water depths. Catching them is not difficult if you are close to one of these schools. Crappie minnows on a jig head often produces the better 12- to 14-inch fish. Any panfish jig works well. My favorite technique is a drop shot with a small brown Roboworm. Look for these fish on the fishfinder close to the grass. They bury deep inside of these grass mats. Cast a drop shot or jig out away from the boat, and work it on the bottom back toward the boat. This will help locate the fish faster. Once the perch are located, they should be plentiful.”
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