Lake Burton Fishing Reports – August 2019

GON Staff | July 24, 2019

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 85 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been good lately. We have been catching a few fish up shallow early morning on small Heddon Torpedoes. Mid morning the bite seems to be best on main-lake points and brushpiles. Drop shots and shaky heads have been productive. Try using morning dawn RoboWorms and icicle Zoom Flukes. These have been working best. Look for the drop-shot bite to continue for the next few weeks as we head toward the end of August.” 

Trout: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout are hanging on a 25- to 30-foot rocky bottom. We have had the best success using small crappie minnows downlined with a split-shot sitting above these fish. We have also had some luck trolling crawler harnesses. Look for these fish to start biting throughout the day and the trolling bite to pick up.” 

Yellow Perch: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bite has started, and we have been catching some nice perch midway back in the creeks. These fish love structure and normally stay close. Look for the yellow perch to be in big schools over a 20-foot bottom. Use colorful jig heads tipped with small to medium shiners.”

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