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

David Clements with a couple of Norfork Lake crappie caught yesterday. Welcome.Image title

The lake level is 551.25 and has dropped a little less than an inch in the last 24-hours with more generation than before. Surface temperature is dropping with the cold weather and is now 74 on the main lake and lower in the creeks. It was cold and damp yesterday and the high was less than 50. More like January weather. There is a good chance of rain on Friday with sunny skies and temperatures in the 60's for the weekend. We have some new friends in this week. The Clements clan is here and we are sorry about the cold weather but it is to get better. Welcome. Nice people. I went out for a while and caught a few crappie and came back in. I was not dressed for the occasion. The ones I caught were in brush 26-32 feet deep and suspended about 20-feet down. All were only about 11-inches. I will look for bigger ones today. I am using the Bink's spoon, slip float with minnow and casting a 2-inch Bobby Garland twister tail tipped with a minnow.  When one does not work I switch to another. I have no clue as to why they prefer one to another, only that it changes from day to day and brush to brush. I do change minnows often and keep a lively one on at all times. They bite more often with a new minnow and like to hit on the way down. That is why I use the 1/8th ounce Bink's spoon with light clear line. It flutters more and they often hit on the drop. Come on down and join the fun.  We will not charge you too much and your boat stall is free with your cabin.