Lake Burton Fishing Report – September 2017
Burton: Level: 0.7 feet low. Temp: Upper 70s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, ” Bass are still on summer pattern. Most of the Spotted Bass are deep on main lake points and ledges. They are hiding in brush piles and and rock outcroppings. Drip shooting these bigger fish with Robo worms has been the most effective technique lately. Look for these fish on a 25 to 38 ft. bottom. We have been seeing some small schools schooling on top early morning to mid-morning. Keep a top water plug handy for throwing at these fish. We have caught some monster Spots doing this the last couple of trips. The bite should continue for the next few few weeks. ”
Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has been an early bite, pre-daylight to early morning bite, the last few days. Try split shooting Crappie Minnows over the main lake channel. Being able to locate the trout suspended is the key to catching trout this time of year. Pay close attention to your electronics for fish moving through the water column in the 30 to 40ft depths. Most of these are Brown Trout. We have has some success trolling Little Cleo’s setting the down riggers at about 22ft deep. We have been maintaining a speed of 2.5mph with lots of S turns when trolling. This bite should continue for the next few weeks. Look for the trout to start feeding more midday.”
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