Fishing Reports

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing ReportWater temp 74 degClarity.  clearLevel. Full Pool The Bass bite has been strong for the last few weeks. We have caught fish shallow and deep. The majority of the Bass seem to be heading towards deeper water for a summer time pattern. These fish will feed early morning and late evening.  Most of the Spotted Bass seem to be hanging on a 20 to 30ft bottom.  We have caught most of our fish casting under spins tipped with flukes. Working long points seems to be the ticket right now.  Spot stickers have also been producing some bigger fish. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks as we near late summer. TroutThe trout bite has been steady all week. We have caught some bigger fish in the last few days trolling Strike King deep divers. These fish seem to be spread out a bit. I have been focusing on the main lake channels trolling from Timpson Cove towards the dam. They seem to react to the brighter color lures. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks and get better as we head towards August.  Good Luck!Wes CarltonGeorgia Lake Fishing7703189777

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water Temp: 77deg

Clarity: Clear

Level: Full Pool

Bass

The Large Mouth bite has been good the last few days. Seems to be an early morning to mid morning bite. Frogs in pockets have been working well. We have also been catching some nice Lips on Sinkos working these in and around logs and rocks. The Spotted Bass bite has been great the last week or so. We have been catching most of our fish on a 25 to 30ft bottom. Underspins tipped with Arkansas Shinner flukes seem to be working best.  We have caught some really big Spots trolling Lucky Craft Staysees 90’s while trolling for trout. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks as we head into September. 

Trout

The Brown Trout bite has been a little tough lately. We have caught a few fish trolling mid lake on spoons. I have been using Luhr Jenson Locos #2 spoons from my archive collection. Any color spoon should work this time of year. Catching these fish early in the morning at daylight seems to be the ticket. 
Yellow Perch

The Yellow Perch bite on!  These fish seem to be everywhere in the lake this year. We have caught some healthy 14 to 16inchers in the last few days. Look for the Perch in 15 to 20ft of water close to structure especially grass. Panfish jigs seem to work good this time of year. 

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing ReportWater Temp: 69 degClarity clearLevel Full Pool Short & Sweet BassThe bite has been really good the last two weeks. We have caught fish on about every type of lure you could possibly throw.  The best bite seems to the mid day topwater bite. We have had our best success throwing flukes in and around docks. Make sure to use braided  line when fishing these wooden docks, mono doesn’t hold up well.Skipping under the walkways seems to be the best ticket. We have been working docks that have good access to deep water. The Large Mouth and Spots seem to like these deeper docks this time of year. The Blue Back Herring have been spawning along the sea walls and are always close proximity to the Bass. This bite should continue for a few more weeks as we transition to an early summer pattern.  Brown TroutThe trolling bite has picked up lately. We have been trolling a spread of small jerk baits and spoons in the 15 to 20ft depths at the mouths of the creeks. This bite seems to be great or not happening. I think the bite will be more consistent as we head towards the 70deg mark on water temps.  WalleyeThe bite has been tough lately and hope it will pick up in the next couple of weeks.  Good Luck!Wes CarltonGeorgia Lake Fishing7703189777

Lake Rabun Fishing

Lake Burton
Water temp: 49deg
Level: 5ft down
Clarity: stained

Bass
The bite bite has been good the last few weeks with the warmer water temps for this time of year. We have had spring time weather the last few weeks. We have caught fish shallow and deep with several different techniques. Most of the Large Mouth seem to be mid way back in the creek ditches. We have had good success with an underspin tipped with a medium sized pearl white fluke. Work this bait off of deep ledges letting it fall into the 20ft depths with a slow retrieve back towards the boat. Don’t be surprised if you catch a hog of a Large Mouth! The Spotted Bass are doing their typical routine of chasing the Blue Back Herring up and down the main lake channels. We have caught most of our fish on Shinner Colored crank baits and Herring colored jerk baits tipped with a dresser treble. Look for the Herring schools on the surfacing early in the mornings and late in the evenings. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks.
Trout
The trout bite has been really good lately. We have been catching a lot of smaller fish in the 15 to 29in range trolling small spoons (Little Cleo’s) and small Jerk bait in the 3in range. Most of the Brown Trout are in the mouths of the creeks throughout the lake. Look for these fish to continue on the pattern as we head towards March. The bigger fish should show up in the backs of the creeks in March.
Walleye
The Walleye bite has been a little slow the last couple of days. These fish should become more active as we near February and the spawn begins. Look for the majority of the Walleye to start feeding up shallow around the bank lines and structure I the next few weeks. Casting Bright Colored Jerk baits in the evenings will be the most productive.

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton
Water temp: 49deg
Level: 5ft down
Clarity: stained

Bass
The bite bite has been good the last few weeks with the warmer water temps for this time of year. We have had spring time weather the last few weeks. We have caught fish shallow and deep with several different techniques. Most of the Large Mouth seem to be mid way back in the creek ditches. We have had good success with an underspin tipped with a medium sized pearl white fluke. Work this bait off of deep ledges letting it fall into the 20ft depths with a slow retrieve back towards the boat. Don’t be surprised if you catch a hog of a Large Mouth! The Spotted Bass are doing their typical routine of chasing the Blue Back Herring up and down the main lake channels. We have caught most of our fish on Shinner Colored crank baits and Herring colored jerk baits tipped with a dresser treble. Look for the Herring schools on the surfacing early in the mornings and late in the evenings. This pattern should continue for the next few weeks.
Trout
The trout bite has been really good lately. We have been catching a lot of smaller fish in the 15 to 29in range trolling small spoons (Little Cleo’s) and small Jerk bait in the 3in range. Most of the Brown Trout are in the mouths of the creeks throughout the lake. Look for these fish to continue on the pattern as we head towards March. The bigger fish should show up in the backs of the creeks in March.
Walleye
The Walleye bite has been a little slow the last couple of days. These fish should become more active as we near February and the spawn begins. Look for the majority of the Walleye to start feeding up shallow around the bank lines and structure I the next few weeks. Casting Bright Colored Jerk baits in the evenings will be the most productive.

Lake Rabun Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 49 deg
Clarity: clear
Level: down 6ft

Bass
The Bass bite has been on fire the last week or so. We have been catching slot of fish on top water plugs. Lucky Craft Sammy’s have been working best. We have been reeling these with an extremely fast action. We have caught some toads (Spotted Bass in the 5kbs range). Look for this bite to transition into a deeper crank bait or spoon bite over the next few weeks as we head into mid January. Look for most of the Spots to be on a 30 to 50ft bottom. They will come up sporadically during the day to feed on the surfacing Blue Back Herring.
Trout
The Brown Trout have been biting decent lately. We have been catching slot of smaller fish trolling Ugly Ducklings in the 18 to 29ft depths. The bigger fish seem to be still holding in the creeks over a 10 to 15 ft bottom. Look for these fish to fire up in January. They will show themselves throughout the day feeding on the small Herring fry this time of year. Try matching the hatch with small spinner type baits (Rooster Tails or Blue Fox). These fish like a speedy bait and will react to a quick retrieve. The Brown Trout bite gets better and better throughout January and February !
Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
7703189777

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 49 deg
Clarity: clear
Level: down 6ft

Bass
The Bass bite has been on fire the last week or so. We have been catching slot of fish on top water plugs. Lucky Craft Sammy’s have been working best. We have been reeling these with an extremely fast action. We have caught some toads (Spotted Bass in the 5kbs range). Look for this bite to transition into a deeper crank bait or spoon bite over the next few weeks as we head into mid January. Look for most of the Spots to be on a 30 to 50ft bottom. They will come up sporadically during the day to feed on the surfacing Blue Back Herring.
Trout
The Brown Trout have been biting decent lately. We have been catching slot of smaller fish trolling Ugly Ducklings in the 18 to 29ft depths. The bigger fish seem to be still holding in the creeks over a 10 to 15 ft bottom. Look for these fish to fire up in January. They will show themselves throughout the day feeding on the small Herring fry this time of year. Try matching the hatch with small spinner type baits (Rooster Tails or Blue Fox). These fish like a speedy bait and will react to a quick retrieve. The Brown Trout bite gets better and better throughout January and February !
Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
7703189777

Lake Lanier Fishing Report

The Striped Bass bite has been decent lately. We have been catching most of our fish on free lining Blue Back Herring. Look for these fish in the backs of the creeks over a 15 to 25 ft bottom. Mid morning/ Mid day we have been switching to a down line Carolina Rig over a 30 to 40 ft bottom. We have started seeing some too water action the last couple of days. This is a great time of year for catching a Striped Bass on a too water plug or a fly.

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 61 deg
Level: full pool
Clarity: Clear

Bass
The was a little slow towards the begging of November but has rebounded. We have been catching fish shallow and deep. Most of our bigger fish have come off a 10 to15ft bottom back in the creeks using a chrome jerk bait. We have also caught some nice Large Mouth throwing sebile swim baits Herring color. Look for these fish to start biting later in the morning over the next few weeks. The bite should transition into a deeper 25 to 30ft of water spoon bite as soon as the water temps hit the 50’s mark.
Trout
The Bite has been great the last few weeks. We have been catching most of of fish around the shorelines throwing Rapala CountDowns and Little Cleo spoon’s. Brown Trout like a fast retrieve so work the baits very rapid back towards the boat. Look for this pattern to hold over the next few weeks.
Walleye
The Walleye bite has just now started picking up with the cooker water temps. We have had the best success trolling small crawfish colored crank baits at a speed of 2 mph. We have also caught a few bigger fish trolling XD-15 crank baits. These bigger baits work best about 180 to 200ft behind the boat. Look for the Walleye over a 29 to 39 ft bottom close to structure
( downed trees, and rocks). Look for this bite to get better every week as we head towards January.

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Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777

Lake Rabun Fishing

Fall Fishing Lake Rabun
Lake Rabun has alot to offer besides taking in the beautiful shorelines. The fishing is some of the best in the southeast. The lake is full of LargeMouth Bass, Walleye, Spotted Bass, Yellow Perch, Crappie, and Chain Pickerel. I am sure there are a few species I am leaving out. With the abundance of BlueBack Herring these fish have plenty to forage on. We have caught a few Large Mouth Bass over 12 lbs in the last couple of years in the fall and spring. The Georgia State Record Walleye was caught a few year ago in Lake Rabun as well. Come try your luck on A Lake Rabun Guided Fishing Charter/Trip.
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