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

Good fishing on Norfork Lake Out of Blackburns Resort yesterday. Walleye caught by Bink's Guide service and Keith Katashuk. Roger and Lesley Maggard also has a good day. Image titleImage titleImage titleImage titleImage title

The lake level is 557.74 and is exactly what it was at this time yesterday with One generator running continuously. They continue to lower the discharge on the White River at Newport while at the same time lowering the level which is now 20-feet. We did receive about 0.8 inches of rain last night but there was no storm and it all sunk in and the creeks did not run.  One of the states that Southwestern power Administration services is Texas, from Norfork Dam, and I wonder if they know power is available from here while they are experiencing shortages. Both the dam management and power administration are run by the government and one hand does not know what the other one is doing. If I lived in Texas I would not be happy about this. They can generate more without causing any problems downstream like they were doing for several weeks prior to Monday when they slowed way down.  Flowers are blooming, grass is growing, mushrooms are popping up, fish are biting and things are about as good as they can be here on Norfork lake. The weather is cool with below average daytime highs and nightime lows and the water temperature has quit rising and is hanging in there at about 60 and has been for a long time. It is still pleasant. The stable water level in the buckbrush is making for a good spawn so far. More bass and crappie are moving to the banks everyday but some are still on mainlake brush with the walleye on points. The main lake is clearing just a bit and the creeks vary from stained green to clear almost daily and change  with the wind and generation. Most of the fish are in the creeks now. We are to get more rain later this week but it does not look like anything serious so far. Come on down and visit. You can get a cabin here at Blackburns for $59/day for two people. We will not charge you too much. We are the family and fishing headquarters for the Mountain Home area.