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

The lake level is 552.24 and has risen 2-inches in the last 24 hours. They did generate a little last evening. The lake surface temperature varies from 49 to over 50. The main thing that has changed is the main lake from above Cranfield to past the 62 bridge is brown and heading south. And I mean brown. It must have just taken it this long to get here from Missouri with no generation to move it. I do not fish brown water except much later and only for catfish.  It changed from brown to dark green about Robinson island. It was much better in float creek and the smaller creeks coming into float creek were fine and a good stained color. It was much better south of Robinson where you turn to Panther creek. It is headed that way and how fast it moves depends on the generation. Blackburns creek is not brown but has cleared since the rain runoff but is still very stained green. I did not go to Bennetts. This is why you cannot go fishing once a week and write a fishing report that is worth anything. I will have to figure this out tomorrow since I have been fishing close to Blackburns and getting all the fish I want on the main lake.