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

Tom Stanton  and crew with the Mendralla brothers from Cedar Ridge, Colorado with some nice fish caught yesterday. Image title

The lake level is 560.37 and rising with no generation for the last 24-hours. More rain is coming Saturday night.  They are still running Table Rock although it is below normal. Go figure. Newport has dropped to 18-ft. and they can run more if they want to. Hold and hope is the plan as long as Branson is not affected. $. Bass fishing is pretty tough and just a few crappie are coming in as well as a few walleye. You can catch some white bass and a few hybrids but those are for people that cannot catch anything else. I am glad they are there though.  Fish want to spawn bad and this warm weather will bring some to the bank in the creeks especially with some warm nights in the 60's. The main lake surface temperature is having a hard time getting out of the 50's but the backs of the creeks warmed the last day and 1/2. The lake is still stained green but the creeks are clearing next to the bank.  Tom Stanton and his crew caught some very nice stripers yesterday trolling umbrellas in the Float Creek area. Tom knows how to do this and catches a lot of fish. It requires a lot more technique than just hooking up a rig and dragging it in order to be successful. Blackburns has several customers that do this successfully. Mushrooms are out. Captured some yesterday. They go well with fried taters, onions and crappie. Blackburns still has one bedroom cabins for $53 and one regular sized boat stall free with your cabin. We do not charge for trolling motors on pontoons and all cabins have covered porches with no duplexes and plenty of boat and trailer parking.Why pay more?