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

I went out yesterday afternoon and it was cloudy and cool with highs in the 50's. It was windy and I went to a creek mostly out of the wind and caught fish on my first two casts. One was a nice bass and the other an 11-inch crappie. Fished for another 1/2 hour with no bites and moved across the lake. The wind would just not go down. I saw some fish coming up 1/2 way across the lake between Mallard Point and Cranfield island and caught one. It was a white bass and I was not interested. I caught three more crappie and another bass and came in. The walleye are still eluding me. The lake level is 552.22 and has risen another 1-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with no generation and the lake is still clearing with a surface temperature in the mid 60's. It is raining so far this morning and I will check things out when it quits. Fish are just not moving to the brush from open water in numbers yet. They will. If you are out in the afternoons stay until after sunset for the bass. Go to wind blown banks with the small shad flicking the surface and cast all the way to shore. Nice bass there.