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

Mike with a couple of his biggest ones.Image title

The lake level is 554.80 and rising with generation cut way back. We received about 0.4 inches of rain last night and enought snow to cover the ground today. It has stopped now. They had better keep generating or risk looking very foolish in the spring. We will see what the nasty white stuff does to the surface temperature when I leave to go bass fishing in a few minutes. It is grub time on the bottom now. I caught some very nice crappie yesterday and a few keeper bass. Mike Eakle caught a bunch of white bass and small hybrids on the west wide of the 101 bridge about where the old Eagle's Nest resort used to be on the spoon and some very large crappie on Blackburns Brushpiles. The red meat fish are very easily caught but not very many stripers over 10-lbs. This is a good time to catch big bass but you have to work for them but the white bass and small hybrids are very abundant. I am still not seeing as many shad as normal and more schools of them are holding predator fish making them easier to catch. Shad are coming to dock lights at night bringing a lot of white bass to them. It is to warm back up Monday.