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

Tom Kelly with some big ole Crappie caught in Float Creek.Image title

The lake level is 555.15 and has droppped a little over 2-inches in the last 24-hours with both generators running continuously. Keep it going. Our group of Norfork lake lovers got our fish cover permits this morning and will be putting out brush piles over several areas of the lake to help Blackburns Resort customers catch more fish. I hope other people do the same thing for their customers. We provide a map with their locations and they really work. We will show you when you get here. The surface temperature was just under 47 when I went out yesterday and both the main lake and creeks stained a bit with the the creeks more stained and a bit cooler. I saw only one other boat out there and it was Tom Kelly. He caught some nice fish too. The weather has been cloudy and cool with light winds for several days with the sun scarce. It is to get warm starting tomorrow and then cold for late this weekend. I will be out there until there is ice in my rod eyelets. The ice on the line screws up the drag and causes me to miss some big fish. A day or two off will not hurt anything anyway. I just like to be out there. Crappie, bass and white bass continue to be the best bite with large schools of small stripers showing up in the Cranfield area. Tom is fishing the float creek area mostly and is working our brush piles there with good success. He kills very few fish and turns many good ones loose under the dock after pictures. Bink is fishing the Big Creek area and doing very well on about everything using his spoon and green grub. I am seeing and hearing many more loons than normal and I like that. There was a roadrunner down by the dock yesterday. Blackburns is a bird sanctuary and we have many songbirds and herds and flocks of deer and turkey gather at out feeders. I like that too. We have hundreds of cardinals.Come on down. We will not charge you too much and your first boat stall is free in our dock in a protected cove with launch and parking. No huddled up on a hillside here and we are open all year.