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

That John Bornhop is a good fisherman. Released under the dock.this morning.Image title

The lake level has dropped one inch in the last 24-hours and the generators are on about 1/2 the time. It is now 553.98 and needs to be about 4-feet lower going into the spring. It is raining now and we have received about 1/2 inch since last night. I was fishing the main lake last evening until the fog rolled in about 5:30 and I could not see anything until I turned into Blackburns Creek where it was clear. It is still very foggy this morning. The weather is to turn cool again tomorrow night with a cold front moving through with a little wind. We will see what it does to the fishing but my experience is it does not help it any and I am out there everyday after the work is done. There have been many improvements here at Blackburns and you will like what you see when you get here. We are not raising prices again this season and still do not charge for your first boat stall or for trolling motors on pontoons. All cabins are individual with no duplexes and all have covered porches. We are open all year and have live bait available 24-hours. John Bornhop is back and catching fish already. Spring is approaching and the reservations are picking up nicely. Give us a call to reserve the cabin and boat of your choice. White bass contiues to be the easiest to catch and a few hybrids are with them and every once in a while a striper. The shad seem to be mostly 45-ft. down no matter the total water depth. Fishing continues to be overall fair and you have to work for the fish. The crappie go several hours without biting and then bite heavily for about 10-minutes at the most. Bass are most consistant but not a lot of them. About 60% are small.