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

Mike Eakle with a nice catfish caught today on his limb lines.  More too. In the pond it goes. Image title

Caught fishing with Bink's Guide service Today.Image title

The lake level is 567.83 and has risen 4-inches in the last 24-hours with a few hours of generation. It will take a few days of not running Table Rock full with gates open for us to start to drop but fat chance of that. The surface temperature is hanging in there in the mid 60's and is sure not going to warm today. It is raining now but is to quit in a few hours and is cold with highs just near 60. It is going to have to hurry to get there.  Red meat fish of all kinds are coming up in the morning but the stripers are small. They continue to do so most of the day when it is cloudy like today. It looks like the creeks are a little clearer than the main lake but both are a good color for fishing. They are not muddy at all despite some reports. Top water lures are working well for bass and spoons on the bottom at 20-feet. Fishing overall is pretty good. Catfishing on jugs, limb lines and trotlines is good but you have to keep moving them up. The rate of lake raise is down quite a bit but is steady.  Blackburns has no diminished services so if your campground spot got cancelled come on down.  We will not charge you too much.