My dad and I had plenty of time this morning to head out and fish and we had not yet been to Burchard since they reopened the lake. First off I want to say the renovations were great! boat ramp and rock yetties were awesome, water quality was good and the lake looked healthy.
We started by fishing on the point just across the lake from the boat ramp. We initially were throwing spinner baits and a few soft plastics without much luck. But after moving about 100 yards down the shoreline we hit a spot that got a little bit deeper and a had some submerged piles of trees to fish around. My dad started catching a few on a Senko and I switched to a Crank Bait and started getting hits as well! For the most part we caught a bunch of 12 inch fish, nothing big but still fun to catch.
As we worked around the point in the middle of the lake my dad hooked into a really nice 3 1/2 pound largemouth! I also caught a few different types of fish on my crankbait. I caught a really nice crappie and flathead catfish (pictured below). The weather was great and we caught plenty of fish! Definitely worth the short drive down to the lake. All in all for the day we ended up with about 16-20 bass a few sunfish, a catfish, and a crappie! Pretty productive for just a couple of hours.
Lake Ranking: 5 Star
This was one of my favorite lakes before they did the renovations and it definitely maintained the good points of the lake while adding better accessibility to it. I would recommend this lake to anyone who was willing to take a short drive or who wanted to camp out in the country.