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

Carl caught his first keeper Norfork Lake walleye on a spinner bait yesterday.Image title

Mrs. Binkley knows how to drive that spoon. Caught this morning.Image title

The lake level is 578.89 and has come up just a bit last night when they shut off all generation. They just started them back up last hour. We will see what the tropical storm does to us. I pretty much predicted that last week but nothing is for sure as far as the weather goes. It would be nice if we only got an inch or two as we are dry but it is slow moving and could be much more. We are fortunate that we only have had about 0.2 inches in the last 10-days. The weather has been great and we have been very busy here at Blackburns.  That is the way we like it. People have been pent up for too long and just want to get out. I had an 80-degree water temperature yesterday and the main lake is clear and the creeks are stained a bit. Fishing has been fair with the morning top water bite being the best. Here is what I am finding: Go part way back in the creeks on secondary points and fish top water until the sun has been up for about an hour. Switch to a 3-inch white paddle tail grub on a 1/4 ounce jig head. I like white with a red eye. Fish that while setting in about 30-ft. of water casting in between the brush as close to the bank as you can cast with out getting hung up. Do this for about another hour. Next move out to deeper water and look for scattered fish suspended 35-45 ft. and drop a spoon. You will catch temperate bass and black bass. Take the middle of the day off and go out about 5:PM and fish until sunset. Carl Scott from Texas caught a nice walleye yesterday on a spinner bait. Go figure.