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 559.55 and has risen about 1/2 inch in the last 24-hours. They cut back to one generator for several hours when it started to rain and then quit for several hours. They are generating now. We received about 0.6 inches of rain last night and it all sunk in and the creeks are not running. We are to get more on Thursday. The grass is green and we mowed on Saturday for the first time. Dogwoods are in bloom as are Bradford Pears. It is really starting to look like spring. The north part of the lake is stained a little brown but you can see your lure down a couple of feet. It is about the same far south in the Big Creek area with some stained green in between. Bink reports he is casting soft plastics and catching some good sized White Bass. This has just started and is a few weeks late. Otherwise he is using a 3-inch creature bait on a jig head for bass. He is going to check out the night bite for stripers tonight. It should happen soon with the full moon on the 28th. Not nearly as many people fish this bite as in years past. I remember when you had to get out there in the afternoon to get the best spots and we caught 30-lb fish. That certainly is not the case now. You should see some walleye coming in on the shadowy banks on soft plastics just before dark soon. I fish for them first and then move to the striper banks at dusk and switch to the stick bait. The surface water is in the mid 50's and not rising very much. It is to be near 80 this week and that should bring it up. There are top water fish coming up in the backs of the creeks in the evening and most of them are bass. Things will change quickly now so stay tuned. They are finishing up on the new siding on cabin #11 today and starting on the pool resurfacing. I am picking up several boat seats from ITS in Midway for reupholstering today and will be broke after that. We need your busines in order to get diapers, pablum  and milk for the babies and take the dogs to the vet, buy dog food and shotgun shells.