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

Tom Kelly with a nice one caught this morning.Image title

The lake level is 578.86 and has dropped about 1-inch in the last 24-hours with very limited generation. The White River at Newport is now at 17-feet and still dropping like a rock and headed for 14-feet. This is just plain stupid. We have had no rain for 11 days now and are very dry and they still refuse to drop area lakes. The surface water temperature is now in the early 80's in the mornings and mid 80's in the afternoon. The lake is clearing nicely but we will see what the weekend churning brings. There is still some big debris out there but not nearly as many. The lake level has been stable and the changing in wind direction just keeps moving them around. Some nice fish continue to be caught in the early mornings and late evenings. Bass, walleye, stripers, hybrids and bluegill are all coming in. Keep working the 20-ft. range for most fish and 80-ft. range after top water is over for stripers and hybrids. Fishing is about normal for Mid to late June. I have not had a chance to go Scuba Diving yet but the divers that I am talking to are getting walleye in the 20-ft. range near the bottom but the visibility is not very good. We are full here now at Blackburns with people taking advantage of our low cabin and boat rental rates and getting their first regular sized boat stall free. We have a couple of openings next week though but are getting about 100 phone calls a day for the 3rd and 4th of July.  It does not work out very well when a holiday falls on a weekend. We are only allowed to rent boats to resort customers by law.  Sorry.