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

Scuba Steve with a couple of pretty nice walleye spearfishing yesterday morning. Image title

The lake level is 554.57 and dropping a little with about 5-hours of generation in a 24-hour period. The surface temperature remains about 90. I have been diving when possible for a couple of hours a day but it is very busy here. The diving conditions are not the best but the visibility is just good enough to get some nice fish. You can see pretty good down to 20-feet, there is a mud line down to the thermocline at 24-feet and clearer cold water down beneath. You can see about 5-6 feet above and below the mud line and 0 in it. The walleye, white bass and bass are in the 25-26 feet level.  They are probably in the mud line but you cannot see anything. I go just below the thermocline in the cold water and look up and move slowly.   Most fish are in the brush or chunk rocks with the walleye on the botton, bass just above that and white bass above that. I am getting a few large crappie but am not fishing in a good crappie area. I will stick with the walleye until they leave and they will. I am getting some big ones everyday. You need a hood and gloves to stay where the fish are for very long. If you are staying at a place with no covered porches and no pool you are in the wrong place. Blackburns will not charge you too much. It is still $75/day for two people and the best prices on boat rentals around.