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

Dave Titus with some nice ones yesterday. Image title

The lake level is 555.15 and has risen 1.86 feet in the last 24-hours with no generation since early yesterday afternoon. We have received about 2-1/2 inches of rain so far with more on the way tonight and tomorrow. It is rising at the rate of about 2-inches per hour now and the creeks are running pretty hard but I have seen them much harder. The spring rains are here and the only ones that are suprised are the idiots running the dams. We should have been at about 548 going into March instead of 554. The hold and hope policy has not been modified since the 1940's but at least they drew the levels down in the winter then in anticipation of spring rains. Not now. I did forget the minimum flow law change which took away 1.75 feet of flood capacity for the put and take trout on the river which showed that the dams were also for river fishing and recreation. Everybody caught fish yesterday. Bink, Mike, Tom, Dave and Scuba Steve all caught good ones. Mostly bass and crappie but a couple of small stripers in the 10-lb range were caught and released for posterity. I do not know what the rain will do for fishing and it depends on how much more we get. I will check things out a little later. There is a bass tournament today out of Panther Bay near here and I will find out how they do. We have several guests here for the event. I anticipate good fishing and there could be several hours of no or light rain. I wish them well. I have to go get more cabins open as the ones we just did are full already with people taking advantage of the best prices on both cabins and boat rentals on Norfork lake and the free boat stall. Come on down. We will not charge you too much.