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

The lake level is 559.14 and rising with no generation for the last 24-hours. It has risen 2.2 feet since yesterday and over 4-feet in the last three days.  We received a total of about 3.1 inches of rain. I had to move my dock two times already and will do it again soon. The creeks are muddy and there is debris washing into my dock stalls. More rain is scheduled for Friday. It is sunny now and is to get into the 60's tomorrow and Thurday. The creeks are still running but much slower now. The fishing has not been affected much and the bass and crappie are still biting but not great. White bass and a few hybrids are still between Mallard Point and Cranfield island about 45-feet down outside brush piles. A good place to fish now is Float creek. Go back until you reach the brown water and fish outside of it in the marked brush piles. Stay out from the bank as far as you can cast and let your lure sink over the brush raising your rod enough as you reel slowly to keep your grub sinking as much as possible. I will be out there as soon as I move the dock. The main lake is stained but is in pretty good shape. Surface temperature continues to be in the mid 40's and the danger of a shad kill is almost over.