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

Caught yesterday morning fishing with Bink's Guide Service.Image title

The lake level is 555.12 and is dropping about 1-inch in a 24-hour period with little generation. The White River at Newport is 5+ feet and about ready to dry up. They could be letting out a lot more water if they wanted to. Surface temperature is still 90-degrees and the ambient temperature is in the mid to high 90's and it is dry here. The creeks are stained and the main lake is fairly clear down to the mud line just above the thermocline at 23-feet with very cold water at 27 feet. A lot of fish are on brush in 23-28 feet. Many red meat fish are being caught early and late west of the 101 bridge to Cow point. They come up early and then go back down. Top water lures and spoons are the best. Some are not very big but there are a lot of them. Mostly white bass and a few hybrids. Catfish are with them and a few walleye. Boaters and swimmers are having a great time and the lake in general is in excellent condition. Come on down to Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental and we will not charge you too much. Norfork Lake summer fun is in full swing.

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

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The lake level is 555.30 and has dropped 1-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with a little more generation. It got hotter sooner than they predicted and is past the mid 90's.  Definitely not tent camping weather.  At this time it is definitely better to have covered porches on your cabins,  pools, along with the lake to swim in. Get the whole package here at Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental and at the best price. Fishing and diving conditions are the same except that some top water fish were coming up early on the flats just west of Mallard point early yesterday out in the middle.  Most were bass. Spooks were working but spitin image was working better and holding them on. Boating and swimming conditions are perfect and the lake is in excellent overall condition and at a very good level. Tom and Marlene Stanton caught some good red meat fish yesterday. They always do. They like trolling that umbrella and are good at it.  Come on down. 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)

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The lake level is 555.42 and is stable with very little generation. The White River at Newport is 4+ feet and about ready to dry up. It is getting hot again and looks to stay that way for several days with chances of showers most days. We are very dry again and need rain. I went diving yesterday and found the following: The surface temperature is 90 degrees and the visibility is about 6-7 feet down to the mud line where it is 0 from 20-24 feet.  The thermocline starts at 24-feet and gets cold at 26-feet and the visibility is about 5-feet there and clearer in the cold water at 30-feet. All of the fish were from 21-25 feet and on or near brush and I saw mostly Kentucky bass and walleye but not a lot of either. I got two nice walleye. The white bass will move to this area soon. i did not see any crappie where I went but am catching some on a pole on main lake brush at 25-feet. The condition of the lake in general is excellent and the lake level is normal with all beaches, launches and parking operational. Looks to be a good summer. Come on down to Blackburns. We will not charge you too much and the children will have a lot of fun. Bring your bikes as we are not huddled up on a hillside but in a beautiful green valley with large playground 1/3 mile to our big dock with many rental boats. Our pool with slide is the largest around.  You will like it here. Many repeat customers do. 

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

Caught this Morning.on the spoon.Image title

Do any families really stay at a place with no pool?Image title

The lake level is 555.58 and is stable with almost no generation. White River at Newport is at 6+ feet and about to dry up so they must have it where they want it. Not much has changed and the surface temperature is 90 but we did have a cooler night last night with lows in the 60's. It had been in the 70's. It is to be in the 80's for a few days and back into the 90's again later this week. Just right for swimming and boating. We will not charge you too much. Tom Stanton caught some big stripers yesterday on umbrellas. 

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

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The lake level is 555.66 and dropping a bit. They just started generating again after several hours of being shut down. We are at a perfect level for fishing, boating and swimming. All services, day use areas and beaches are finally open. Brush piles for fishing are at good levels again. Took long enough to get it down but at least Branson Landing was protected at everyones else's cost. We received  some local rain here yesterday afternoon and it was badly needed. It rained hard for about 10-minutes and give everything a good drink, greened up the grass and watered the gardens. They are doing really good this year. We have received about two inches of rain more than average this year total. Sometimes it gets very brown and dry in July and August  but we have received rain about every time we needed it. It is a perfect time to visit Norfork Lake and Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental and we will not charge you too much. Compare prices. If you just want to pay more for some reason just stay here and donate the difference to disabled Veterans. I am proud of our veterans and am one myself.