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

Tom Kelly with some good ones caught Tuesday on the 1/2 ounce spoon on the bottom in 40-ft. of water near brush.Image title

The good news is that they have been running both generators for the last 24-hours and the lake has dropped 4-inches. It is now at 554.50 and needs to be below 550. Keep it going. It is not getting as warm today as predicted and looks to be just above 40. It barely reached 30 yesterday here.  I am heading out fishing in a few minutes. It is warming to the 60's this weekend and near 70 the first of next week. We do get some very nice days in February and the normal high is now 47. I did not go fishing yesterday as I do not like fishing when there is ice in the eyelets. It screws up the drag and causes too many big fish to be lost. The wind has shifted to the southwest and it does not look like any below freezing temperatures for several days. The low pressure moving in should help the bite and I expect several fishermen to be out this weekend. Yesterday was the first day I have missed in several weeks. There was a 43 degrees water temperature at my dock last night but it is in a creeks and in 25-ft. of water and cools faster. It also warms faster and attracts fish as the water warms. A two or three degree temperature difference will move fish back to the creeks soon and shallower.