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

Mike Eakle with a couple of nice bass. We kill very few fish here.Image title

The lake level is 554.41 and has dropped one inch in the last 24-hours with several hours of no generation. Come on.  There is no reason not to drop it. Hold and hope is going to make you look very foolish. The surface temperature is rising very slowly and is now at 46. The lake is stained and you can see your lure down only a very few feet. Bink caught stripers, hybrids, white bass, and bass yesterday on his spoon and Tom Kelly caught Kentucky Bass on plastic worm, Mike Eakle Caught Kentucky bass on the spoon and Scuba Steve caught bass and crappie on the grub and minnow. White bass and smaller hybrids are on shad 45 ft. down without much regard to the overall depth of water and are quite easily caught on the 1/2 ounce Bink's spoon. A few stripers are being caugh and should be released.  The crappie have moved deeper for some reason and the ones not in open water are near the bottom in 30-35 feet of water. Several fish were released under Blackburns Dock yesterday. I do not know if they stay there but I have put in new trees and feed them everyday so the children can catch fish. We will put in more new brush piles for you today and will not charge you too much when you get here. No price increases on anything except ice this year. The new ice company has doubled the price and I wish the old owners were back.