Lake Burton Fishing Report – September 2019

GON Staff | August 28, 2019

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 81 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been really good this summer compared to years in the past. We seem to have a very healthy population of largemouth and spotted bass. Most of the largemouth bites have been earlier in the day. These fish are holding close to structure like docks and brushpiles in the 9- to 20-foot depths. We have had good success using swimbaits and prop baits like the Duo Realis for the bigger fish. Work these baits a little slower this time of year. These fish are not quick to take the bait, but they are typically bigger bass. The spotted bass bite has been great on and near the main-lake channels. The spots are doing their normal routine of following the schools of blueback herring up and down the lake. Fishing long points with brush and grass has been most effective. A drop-shot rig with a white or green-pumpkin Senko has been the go-to bait. These fish are holding on an 18- to 25-foot bottom. Look for these fish to start transitioning a little shallower over the next few weeks as we head toward October.”

Brown Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The trout bite has been a little slow lately but should pick up as we head toward the end of September. Look for these fish to be on the southern portions of the lake on a 40- to 45-foot bottom. Trolling spoons has been the most productive for us lately.”

Yellow Perch: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The yellow perch bite has been consistent lately. We have caught perch in 8 to 20 feet of water. Most of the fish we have been catching have been caught on crappie jigs or small Roboworms on drop-shot rigs. Look for the grassbeds in the backs of the creeks. Having a good fish finder really helps find the grass and perch. We use both structure scan and a regular fish finder. Some creeks have more grass than others. This is where I would concentrate on finding the bigger yellow perch. Good luck!”

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