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

Dave Titus from Lake in the Hills, Illinois shows off some good Norfork Lake Crappie caught yesterday.Image titleImage title

It was another beautiful day here on good ole Norfork lake. The water was a little choppy but it was easy to get out of it and it quit in the late afternoon. I went to where crappie were caught yesterday and there were just white bass and hybrids there so I left to another place. I was casting the grub over brush and trying for suspended fish and could not catch much. Took out the small spoon and starting jigging the bottom in 30-feet and caught a very nice crappie. The water surface temperature was just under 50 and had stained up just a bit. The level was 556.34 and has dropped one inch in the last 24-hours. They need to do better than that after failing the last two years. The sunny cold front has been here for a while now and the fishing is getting better. Our striper fishermen caught some better ones in the morning after looking for them for a long time. They were trolling umbrellas. I am not a troller but it is effective for schooled fish in open water especially if you are a meat hunter. The walleye are still eluding me but I will keep trying. It is not as much fun for me to go out and do the same thing everyday but I like to try different things and different places. Crappie, bass, walleye and catfishing are still my favorite but sometimes you just have to fish for what is biting. It is all good.