Lake Burton Fishing Reports – February 2021
Burton: Level: 4 feet below full. Temp: 45 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been good the last few weeks. We have been catching most of our fish on a 23- to 30-foot bottom. Most of the bass seem to be laying on long, rocky points and in the mouths of coves. Silver Flex-It spoons have been working best. These fish are very lethargic and take the bait slow. Be patient when fishing this pattern. A telltale sign that we’re in a winter pattern is reeling a bass up off the bottom and the color of the fish has red clay stains. We have also caught a few largemouth on small white crankbaits. Look for this pattern to continue for a couple more weeks as we near the end of February.”
Trout: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has been decent lately. We have caught most of our fish trolling jerkbaits in the mouths of creeks. Mid-lake seems to be a hot spot for a lot of the younger fish right now. Any herring color bait seems to be working well. We have adjusted our trolling speed to 3.5 mph with lots of s-turns to get the fish to react. Look for the trout bite to get better as we near the first of March.”
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