Lake Burton Fishing Report – September 2021

GON Staff | August 25, 2021

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been decent the last week or so. We have not been catching a lot of numbers but have been catching some quality fish. Drop-shotting Roboworms in brush and grass seems to be the ticket. Most of the quality fish seem to be hanging around the yellow perch and bream. Try working the backs of creeks in the 16- to 20-foot depths. We have seen a little topwater action on cloudy days and mid morning. These fish are biting a chrome Super Spook or a Sammy. Work these lures in a very fast retrieve. Look for this pattern to continue and get better over the next few weeks as we near September.”

Trout: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has been slow this month. The few that we have caught have come off blueback herring and trolling white Super Rooster Tails 20 feet deep 60 to 80 feet behind the boat. This bite should pick up in the next week or so. We have been focusing on the main-lake channel points and humps. This seems to be where the biggest concentration of brown trout are.”

Yellow Perch: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The perch bite has been good the last couple of days. We have had the best success using crickets on a split-shot. Small mini flukes on drop shots has also been effective. The key to finding the yellow perch is paying close attention to your electronics. Look for grass in the backs of creeks and around secondary pockets. These areas 15 to 20 feet deep are holding some nice fish. September is a great month to catch a mess of yellow perch.”

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