Steve "Scuba" Street's BLOG


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

Bink is on the Smallmouth bass. Image title

The lake level is 569.65 and has dropped about 2-inches in the last 24 hours and the water surface temperature is still at 59 degrees. It will not warm up much with these very cool nights. The lake is getting very clear and you can see down about 5-6 feet. Smallmouth bass fishing is the best right now with kentucky bass next. Some flatheads and a few keeper walleye are also showing up. Crappie are back under docks. Brush piles are mostly too deep for them with all of the natural cover with the water in the trees.  The top water bite is slow coming this year but is happening some mornings with mostly small white bass and bass. Go back into the creeks that the wind has been blowing into and work the bank from as far as you can cast to the shore to about 35-feet.  If you see a school of fish outside the brush drop a spoon. Use 3-inch worms on a jig head or creature baits for about everything. Get out early, take the middle of the day off, and go out about 5:PM until almost dark. No sense fishing in the dark. Keep a spook ready for any top water action. Good fish are being caught every day.