I waited until the sleet and rain stopped about 3PM and went out until it started again at dark. The surface temperature was just over 60 and the wind was from the north. I was the smartest, most handsome and the best fisherman out there. I caught 10 crappie, one nice bass and two big bluegill and put them in the trophy pond. Again the bite was slow until the sun set and they they bit pretty good until dark and then completely quit. 4-5 PM is the best evening bite now but that could change. It is sunny and unseasonable cold now but is to get nice again by Friday and continue through the weekend. The lake level is 552.62 and has dropped just a bit with a few hours of running one generator. I would like to see the level at about 548 going unto the spring. At least below 550. Blackburns brush piles are producing good crappie, bass and bluegill but not much else. The walleye are still eluding me. White bass and a few hybrids are coming up in float creek early AM and then go down with the sun rise to about 25-ft suspended. Our normal high is 58 degrees and it will be nice to see that again this weekend when we have another big group of fishermen coming in. They are taking advantage of Blackburns low priced off-season rates and a free boat stall. We have live bait and are open all year. Come on down. We will not charge you too much. We are the closest to Mountain Home, dining and shopping. You can launch your boat, put it in a stall to fit your boat (not one size fits all) park your trailer in our lot and not worry about anything until you are ready to go. It is a good set up. You will like it.