Lake Lanier Striper Fishing/Lake Burton Walleye
Lake Burton/Rabun Fishing Report
Spots :The spawn is almost over with a few females hagging around the beds. The
fish that have pulled off the beds are biting topwater (Vixen, Sammys). We had
several fish in the 6lbs range last week and a lot of 3 to 4lbers. These fish
should be biting anything in the next week or two with the postspawn bite in
Largemouth: The largemouth are finishing up with spawing as well. We have
had good luck with a white trick worm in the shallows and buzz baits (white).
These fish are hungry and aggresive. Don't be affraid to work the baits a
little faster than normal.
Trout: The trout are biting on top early in the morning (spoons, Gold Hopkins
3/16oz). After about 9am or so try trolling with downriggers or dipsy divers
between 10ft to 20ft deep about 20 to 40ft behind the boat with small crank
baits ( Hammonds YoZuri Harcore). We have had a couple of 20 fish days.
Walleye: The post spawn bite is still on good. Night Crawlers trolled 80ft
behind the boat at about 3/4 mph. Trolling Medium Crappie minnows as well as
Lucky Craft Pointers has been producing the larger fish. We had 2- 7lbs fish
this last week.
Hybrid: The Hybrid Bass are few and far between, but when you catch one it's
going to be a monster! Last week we broke the Lake Burton Record Hybrid with a
12.2lbs fish. We also caught the unofficial Lake Rabun Record Hybrid with a
Lake Lanier; The night bite has been great this year with some really big fish
being caught on Long A Bombers, Mc-Sticks SPRO,and Yo-Zuri jerk baits. Blue
colors and natural have beeen working the best. We have had 2 fish over 30lbs
and 19 over 20lbs. This goes to show the stocking efforts by the Department of
Natural Resources are WORKING! Thanks Guys!
Lake Record Largemouth 13lbs
30lbs Lake Lanier Striped Bass
About The Author: Captain Wes Carlton
Company: Georgia Lake Fishing
Bio: My name is Wes Carlton and I am 37 years old. I am a native of Gainesville GA, and grew up fishing lake Sidney Lanier. Ten years ago I began guiding fishing trips for Striped Bass and Spotted Bass on lakes Lanier, and Nottely. I am a very involved, married parent of two boys 9 and 3, and enjoy teaching children about fishing. I have worked with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on a wide array of projects (youth education, walleye projects, trout projects, etc…) After a couple years of successful business I began to broaden my guide service. I started guiding World Class Brown Trout, Spotted Bass, and Walleye trips on Lakes Burton, Seed and Rabun. My business has really grown over the last couple of years; more than I expected. I have been fortunate enough to guide a couple of popular college ball coaches and a few television celebrities. My clients are from various regions of the United States and other countries ranging in ages 5 to 85. I am very professional and treat my customers with the utmost respect. I enjoy meeting new people every day!!! Most important “I LOVE FISHING”! Come enjoy a trip with us.