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

Caught with Bink this Morning.Image title

The lake level is 557.25 and has dropped a little over 4-inches in the last 24-hours with alternating one and both genertaors running. The top of the power pool is 555.75 to 556.75 for this period where ever that came from. The rules seem to change arbitrarily with no imput from the public. I suspect they will slow generation when this level approaches as the government does not want to give up control to the power company. I went diving yesterday morning and not much has changed as far as visibilty is concerned. What has changed is that the fish that were around the thermocline are mostly gone. Many walleye were there and they have packed up and gone. At least where I have been going. There are very few fish in the cold water below the thermocline which is dropping a bit to the low 20's. I am not seeing any crappie on the brush. Some bass are in the brush in the warm water at 16-18 feet and a few in the brush at 21-23 feet. Bigger ones are at the deeper level. I am just not seeing a lot of fish now compared to a few days ago. I will just have to try different places as it is very difficult to dive for suspended fish in open water. Temperate bass are going deeper and some bigger walleye are with them in 60-70 feet of water and are being caught on the jigging spoon near Cranfield Island. Some crappie are being caught off docks as well as bluegill. This always happens this time of year. The white bass and crappie will move to the brush on the bank soon as will the catfish.