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

Marvin and Carla Foster and David street with some nice Norfork Lake crappie.Image title

Caught yesterday on the Binks spoon.Image title

The lake level is 551.70 and stable with just a bit of generation. The weather has been great but we are approaching the time of year when there is heavy fog most mornings with the morning temperatures being cooler than the water temperature.  Go slow out there and do not run down the lake on GPS. It will keep you from running into the bank but not other boats and sound does not carry as far. I have had close calls while being stopped and fishing and boats nearly hitting me. I was going diving yesterday but one of our guests that is a good diver came in and reported that the visibility was still bad. He could barely see 5-feet but got some nice crappie anyway. I will keep pole fishing and check on diving conditions next week. Binks is catching some good fish including walleye on his spoon and other guests are catching some nice crappie. I had a 79 degree water temperature yesterday afternoon. You can see your lure down about 8-feet on the main lake. I hope the water clears a bit before it gets too cold to dive. I go until the surface temperature hits 70. Blackburns resort is your fall foliage headquarters for The Ozark Mountain Region including North central Arkansas and the Mountain Home area. It is usually peak the very last of October. Come on down and drive the country roads and cruise the lake on a pontoon. Cabins are still $59/day here and a free stall comes with your cabin. Trolling motors are also at no extra charge.