Fishing Reports

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
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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
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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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Lak Chatuge

The Spotted Bass bite has been good lately. We have caught some bigger fish on topwater the last couple of days. Keep a topwater plug ready for these surfacing fish.
The Hybrid Bass are all over Lake Chatuge. This population seems to be thriving very well. We have had the best success fishing over a 40 to 50 ft bottom in the mouth of the creeks.
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Lake Lanier Fishing

The Bass bite has been on fire lately! We have been on some really big schools of Striped Bass. Most of the bigger schools of fish are on the south end of Lake Lanier in deep water. We have have good success down linning Blue Back Herring. Look for these fish over a 80 to 100ft bottom. Lake Lanier is full of trees and this seems to be where the Striper hang out. Georgia has alot to offer when it come to fishing. Come join us for a guided lake excursion.

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Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water Temp: 82deg
Water level: full pool
Clarity: clear

Bass:
The Bass bite has been really good this Summer compared to years in the past. We seem to have a very healthy population of Spotted Bass and Large Mouth Bass. Most of the Large Mouth bites have been earlier in the day. These fish are holding close to structure ( docks, brush piles) in the 9 to 20ft depths. We have had good success using swim baits and prop baits (Duo Realis)for the bigger fish. Work these baits a little slower this time of year. These fish are not quick to take the bait but are typically bigger Bass. The Spotted Bass bite has been great on and near the main lake channels. The Spots are doing there normally routine follow the schools of Blue-Back Herring up and down the lake. Fishing long points with brush and grass has been most effective. A Drop Shot rig with a white or Pumpkin Seed Senko has bee in the go to bait. These fish are holding on a 18 to 25 ft bottom. Look for these fish to start transitioning a little shallower over the next few weeks as we head towards October.
Yellow Perch
The Yellow Perch bite has been consistent lately. We have caught Perch in 8ft of water and 20ft of water. Most of the fish we have been catching have been caught on Crappie jigs or small Robo worms drip Shot rigs. Look for the grass beds in the backs of the creeks. Having a good fish finder really helps finding the grass and perch. We use both structure scan and a Regular fish finder. Some creeks have more grass than others. This is where I would concentrate on finding the bigger Yellow Perch. Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
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