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

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The lake level is 554.61 and about the same as yesterday with a few hours of generation and then nothing since last evening. The lake surface temperature was 46.5 when I went out about 3:Pm and the lake was stained a little more than the day before.  I caught nothing but a small bass for about an hour and then the crappie started biting a little after 4 and nice ones too. I caught fish until after 5 and then came in. Jeff Barber and his family, Dave Titus, Tom Kelly, Mike Eakle and myself all caught crappie over 15-inches. It definitely was a good day and there was a lot of fun here at Blackburns with a lot of work getting done and children running all over the place enjoying fishing off the dock and playing on the playground Then the real fishing began. That is the way we like it. It was very nice with ambient temperatures in the 50's and sunshine. That is to go away later next week with the coldest weather of the season coming. It was to happen earlier this week but they have kept backing it up but seem sure it will happen. I will get my electric fishing uniform plugged in. We have had a mild winter so far with very little precipitation so we can take a little winter here in february. That does not mean I have to like it. We have many more improvements left to get done and not much time to do it. It will get busy here after the middle of March with people taking advantage of the low cabin and fishing boat rental prices and free boat stall when the warm weather gets here. We will do everything we can to be ready for you and we will not charge you too much.  Blackburns is the family place.