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

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The good news is the lake level has dropped to 553.50 and has dropped two inches in the last 24-hours. Keep it going boys. The lake is in excellent condition but needs to drop much more to make room for the spring rains.  I never get tired of crappie fishing but decided to try for some bass yesterday. It was just a little windy on the main lake but I caught a few and then the wind layed at sunset and the fish started biting until dark. When pulling into a brush pile I noticed some active fish in front of it at about 50-feet deep and 20-feet down. I dropped a Bink's spoon into them hoping they were not white bass and they weren't. There were bass of all kinds and some crappie but no walleye. The fish I had been catching were near brush in 25-ft. of water and shallow down no more than 10-feet. The small grub cast over the brush and sinking slowly had been the best until then.  It was a beautiful day with highs in the 50's.  The lake surface temperature was 51 degrees. Blackburns have several customers taking advantage of the low prices on cabins and free boat stall  with easy access to the lake and it gets very busy on Wednesday. Hope the weather holds. We are open all year as some close for the winter. Come on down.  We will not charge you too much. The money you save can be donated to disabled veterans.