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

Some of yesterday's catch.Image titleImage title

The lake level is 572.09 and has risen over two inches in the last 24-hours with a few hours of generation in the afternoon.  So far so good with the predicted heavy rain with just a very little so far. Most of it is going south of us. The lake remains clear and the creeks are clearing again. It is to get very warm later this week and the lake surface temperature is rising to about 76-77 degrees. Many people are swimming in both the lake and pool. The cloudy weather is making for better fishing most of the day. On the sunny days the bite was stopping at about 10:Am  but we are not having any of those for a while. People caught crappie, bass, bluegill, walleye and catfish yesterday out of Blackburns. For several people it was their first time on Norfork. Some very nice catfish were caught on limb lines and jugs. They were using live bluegill. Othere were fishing both main lake points and part way back in the creeks using spoons and swim baits on the old shoreline which is between 20 and 22 feet. Top water is the best right at sunrise for about an hour and then go to the main lake points with a 3/8th spoon for larger fish and old shoreline in 20-ft. for numbers. Several big fish have moved out of the brush.  Cloudy weather is good for top water and it last longer. This is typical early June fishing.