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

The lake level is 557.99 and has dropped about 7-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours. We had a thunderstorm this morning about 9: AM with a light rain following with a total of a little less than 1/2 inch. The surface temperature is about 44 degrees still and should warm with the upcoming warm weather especially in the backs of creeks. It is to be cloudy for a dew days and it is to get windy and then seasonal temperatures for a few days and then warm up again. Normal highs are 58 degrees. Some of our guests caught some white bass and a few small hybird stripers between Mallard Point and Cranfield Island outside brush piles in 40-50 feet of water on spoons. I did not get a report on the others. Not much has changed as far as fishing goes but should later this month. Some bass and crappie are on or in back of brushpiles and the best bite is just at sunset. The water has just been slow warming up this spring. The plankton will move shallow with the wind and the shad will follow as the moon gets fuller. The lake is in excellent condition and the creeks are stained again.