Lake Burton Fishing Report June 2016

Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 69 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The largemouth have completed their spawn and are starting to feed again. These fish have been biting small topwater baits around docks and near brushy cover. The spotted bass are spawning and should finish up in the next few days. They will then work toward the main lake and creek channels for cooler water. These fish seem to love the drop shot this time of year. Don’t be surprised if you catch a wall hanger in the next few weeks.”

Trout: Wes Carlton reports, “The brown trout bite has really picked up over the last week or so. These fish are holding on a 20- to 30-foot bottom. We have been trolling small crankbaits on the downriggers in herring colors and casting big white Rooster Tails to the surfacing fish when the wind is not blowing 30 mph. Most of the fish we have been catching are small, but June seems to always be the month for the bigger females to congregate on the southern portions of the lake. These fish are following the herring schools up and down the main lake channel. Most of the herring are small, so try using something in the 2- to 3-inch range when trolling or casting.”

Walleye: Wes Carlton reports, “The walleye have been biting slow lately with all the weird weather patterns. The fish we have been catching are big. The trolling bite will pick up over the next few weeks and will be strong until the water temps hit the 80-degree mark. Try trolling a small silver jerkbait. These seem to always work well in June.”

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