Lake Burton Fishing Report – May 2020

GON Staff | April 30, 2020

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 63 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The largemouth bite has been really good over the last few days. We have been catching most of our fish on Zara Spooks and plastic frogs in pockets. These fish have just come off the bed and are hungry. The midday bite has picked up on main-lake points that have grass or structure. This bite should continue over the next few weeks as we transition into a late spring wacky-worm bite.”

Trout: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has been sporadic. We have caught most of our trout on a gold or silver Blue Fox spinner. Keeping this bait moving fast seems to be the ticket. Look for the bite to pick up in the next week or two.”

Walleye: Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The walleye are moving back down the river and creek channels from the spawning grounds and are feeding early in the morning. A crawler harness with 4-inch herring-colored jerkbaits has been producing a few fish. Look for the walleye bite to really turn on in the next week or so. The bite should transition into a bottom stand-up jig bite.”

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