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  • Lake Burton Trout/Walleye

    Forgive me if i am in the wrong forum.
    I moved here a few years ago from Wyo...

    I have been to Burton a few times trying to catch some Trout/walleye.
    I had assumed that it was basically the same techniques I would use back home on the lake, Rooster Tails, flasher dodgers etc..trolling in the boat...

    I have caught a bunch of nice Hybrids or spots or whatever they are called, but not a single rainbow or walleye!!

    any advice or tips would be very much appreciated...

    I have a fly rod that I also would like to use to explore the streams... if i remember how to use it!

  • #2
    Here is NGTO member fredw with a Lake Burton Brown from 2008. You will have to ask him how he caught it. Big stocking of Browns were put in Burton 10 or so years ago to control the herring population. Should be some bigun's in there by now. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/foru...ad.php?t=68074

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    • #3
      I think the DNR put out a link on catching Burton trout.

      Here it is:

      http://georgiawildlife.com/sites/def...ut_fishery.pdf

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      • #4
        Just got back...yeah I followed those reports...not a bite. Used every spoon lire worms and crankbait I had...zilch...very frustrating...not even the spots that I usually catch...
        Thanks for the help to everyone..

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        • #5
          If I wanted to catch trout or walleye in the Tallulah chain of lakes, I would probably spend most of my time on Lake Seed. Most locals will tell you it's the best lake in the chain for various reasons.
          The first thing scripture tells us about man is that we're made in the image of God. The second thing it says is that man should have dominion over the fishes of the sea.

          The right flies at the right time: Monthly Fly

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fishinbub View Post
            If I wanted to catch trout or walleye in the Tallulah chain of lakes, I would probably spend most of my time on Lake Seed. Most locals will tell you it's the best lake in the chain for various reasons.
            thank you ! I will have to look that one up... not familiar with it.

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            • #7
              https://www.google.com/maps/place/Se...!4d-83.5023552

              ...Seed is the product of Burton's outflow...

              ...nice rainbows there, too...


              Blessings!

              Jimmy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Counslrman View Post
                https://www.google.com/maps/place/Se...!4d-83.5023552

                ...Seed is the product of Burton's outflow...

                ...nice rainbows there, too...


                Blessings!

                Jimmy
                Is this a boatable lake? it looks fairly small, maybe shore fishing is better? I do see a boat ramp though...
                thank you very much!

                I would love to do some fly fishing, but it seems a lot of the creeks around N Ga are on private land? I live W of Atl if that matters...

                I am a TU member as well...

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                • #9
                  ...there are homes there...cabins, etc. ...there are boat ramps and a campground...

                  https://www.georgiapower.com/in-your...orth-ga.cshtml

                  Blessings!

                  Jimmy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Counslrman View Post
                    ...there are homes there...cabins, etc. ...there are boat ramps and a campground...

                    https://www.georgiapower.com/in-your...orth-ga.cshtml

                    Blessings!

                    Jimmy
                    Thank you!, Interesting, they say there arent any trout in Rabun and below... seems odd? Only Burton and Seed.

                    Will try this next! thank you very much!

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                    • #11
                      Each week Dredger (Jeff Durniak, DNR/WRD Fisheries Supervisor) puts together a report (Titled Dredger's Weekly Report) from all of his biologists.

                      Last week's report included:


                      The mountain lakes in northeast Georgia are known for their trophy spotted bass fishing. During this week of sampling, we collected several spotted bass weighing over 4 lb, like the one pictured from Lake Rabun. Spots are busting herring at the surface in the mornings and can also be found on deeper points in about 25-feet of water during the day.


                      Walleye are stocked by DNR into several north Georgia lakes. This week’s sampling in the mountain lakes found that walleyes are bunching up in downed tree tops in about 30-feet of water. Coincidentally, crappie are hanging out in the same structure. Submerged tree tops are easy to find by simply scanning the shoreline for large white pines with broken out tops. My suggestion would be to fish a medium-sized shiner slowly around the submerged branches. If you are lucky, you will come out with a double bonus – crappie and walleye!

                      Want to Help Ease DNR's Budget Woes? Buy a TU license Plate!

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                      • #12
                        The lakes below Seed don't have the habitat or cold water to support much in the way of trout.

                        They are better bass and walleye lakes than trout lakes.

                        Its not until you get way down the drainage to the head of Lake Russell, Hartwell Lake tailwater that you get into decent trout habitat again.

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