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

The good news is that the lake level is 563.65 and has dropped a little over 2-inches in the last 24-hours with continuous generation. The lake is clearing nicely and you can see your lure down about 4-feet and the water is stained a bit with an off-green color. Tom Kelly caught a very nice bass yesterday at about 4-lbs on a brush pile in Float Creek and several white bass and small hybrids. Everyone is catching white bass if they want to. Most of the walleye being caught now are small but at least they are showing up. Them and white bass are full of eggs. The water temperature was 48 degrees. Crappie fishing is tough but the ones being caught are on brush but also on the bottom as are a few bass. The bass I caught yesterday were small with some throw backs and others just barely keepers. They are all released anyway.  I am catching no big fish. Bink caught bass, walleye and white bass. The weather is cold today and then it warms a bit and then cold again. Early March is the most variable weather here on Norfork with cold fronts moving through often. It usually settles down by the middle of the month with some top water starting. April 15th to the end of May is the best top water fishing. Many fishermen come here for that. Blackburns have cabins for $59/day until Memorial Day and $75 after that with a free stall for your boat and 24-hour live bait.  Check prices.


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