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Norfork Lake fishing and lake conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat rental (click here for comments)

Caught fishing with Bink. One nice fish.Image title

The lake level is 551.78 and dropping very slowly. The surface temperature is 86-87 degrees and is perfect for swimming and boating. It was very hot yesterday and we received 1/2 inch of rain with areas very close getting more and others getting none.  The grass is growing very quickly and is very green. It is to cool off a lot after this weekend. Binks took out more of our guests and they caught some nice fish. Some bass are shallow, others and walleye are on brush at 27-30 feet and others in very deep water at 80-feet. Other guests caught hybrids and walleye trolling umbrellas. It is busy here. If you are staying at a place where you are nearly the only customer, you are paying too much. 

Norfork Lake fishing and lake conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat rental (click here for comments)

Walleye too.Image title

Nice hybrid fishing with BinkImage title

The lake level is 551.81 and is dropping just a bit with about 5-hours of generation in the afternoons. The water temperature was 86 degrees and rising in Blackburns Creek with the warm weather. It is getting dry again but we are to get some rain this weekend. I went diving yesterday and the visibility has deteriorated with the temperature increase. I could barely see 4-feet where the fish were and that is 27-30 feet. I do not recommend a diving trip at this time if you are spearfishing. I did get my limit of walleye and one crappie but it was not much fun with the eye strain. The fish were on main lake points on brush and chunk rocks just past the first drop-off. You could see a little down to 20-feet but not many fish there. Just a few bass. Bink took out two different groups from Blackburns this week and caught some good walleye and stripers deep. Some were as deep as 80-feet. He books about 100 trips out of Blackburns every year. We are very busy here with people taking advantage of our winter rates and low cost boat rentals. Come on down.  We will not charge you too much. A free boat stall comes with your cabin.

Norfork Lake fishing and lake conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat rental (click here for comments)

Tom Kelly released some nice bass this morning.Image title

The lake level is 551.97 and is dropping just a bit with some generation in the afternoons. The water is warming up again with a surface temperature in the early 80's with the summerlike weather and highs near 90. The lake is in excellent condition for boating and swimming with low boat traffic. Bass fishing is picking up nicely and reports that crappie fishing is good are exaggerated. You can catch a few but you have to wait them out and they are roaming. Striper fishing has slowed. Big blluegills are biting pretty well on brush. Fish the shady steep banks for bass with a worm and main lake point brush with a spoon. Stay out of the sun when possible. Tom Kelly caught some nice bass this morning.

Norfork Lake fishing and lake conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat rental (click here for comments)

The lake level is 552.04 and is dropping just a bit with a little more generation in the afternoons. The surface temperature is over 84 degrees and rising with the hot weather returning. It is to be sunny and warm with highs near 90 for the next several days. The lake in general is in excellent condition and at a good level for this time of year. Tom Kelly reports catching some good crappie and bass in Bennetts on spoons and rubber worms on or around brush.  Other customers are catching largemouth on lipless crank baits and swim baits. I am fishing and diving the Robinson Point area and am getting a few crappie but not a lot. I am seeing just a few walleye. The lake is still stained a little green and main lake points are holding fish if they have cover. Striper fishing has slowed a bit with not near as many fish coming in. They were mostly small anyway. In general the fish are not in any special pattern and most fishing reports are worth what you pay for them. This will be a good week to have summer-like conditions for swimming and boating. Blackburn's big pool is open and we still have the best prices on both boat rentals and cabins and a free stall for your boat.  Come on down. It will be winter before too long. We will not charge you too much.  

Norfork Lake fishing and lake conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat rental (click here for comments)

The lake level is 552.14 and is stable with a very little generation in the afternoon. The White river at Newport is at 2+ feet and is about to dry up. The lake is at a very good level for september. I went diving yesterday and a few things have changed since last week. First the visibility has improved and you can see several feet at 25-28 feet where most of the fish are. That is very ggod. Another is that many Kentucky bass are now on brush at that level and good ones too. I got a few crappie but did not see any walleye. i was fishing near Robinson Island. There were many more fish on the brush than a few days ago. Almost all fish were either on or very near brush. I will go to a crappie place where I was catching them on a pole this weekend. There are some there but not as many as there will be when the water cools a bit more. The crappie are biting fair but not good and it has been the same for about a month. The bite is sporadic and you will wait an hour with no bites and then catch 3 or 4 . We will see today. it will do nothing but get better.  Surface water temperature was  about 82.  For you bass fishermen this is a good time but look for cover and not just beat the bank.