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

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The lake level is 557.90 and has risen a little less than one inch in the last 24-hours with just a few hours of generation in the afternoon. They are approaching that magical 14-ft. level on the White River at Newport and maybe they will pull the plug for a little bit now. Probably not. They are determined to hold the leves up as high as they can for as long as they can. If they did drop it a little the 12-ft. rule would go into effect further slowing the discharge. That way the level can stay high until the fall no matter how dry it gets. Good plan. Sound like it was made in the 1960's. Gas prices are rising nicely also and getting up there where they should be. It is to remain very warm for the next several days with a high pressure staying over the area and there is very little caance of rain. That 10% chance Friday night got us pretty good though. The surface water temperature has climbed to 80 and it was in the high 60's during Memorial day only a couple od weeks ago. The lake in general is in good condition for both swimming and fishing and the top-water bite is best early just at sunrise. If you are boating just stay in water over 25-ft. to avoid juming off into brush. Anchor in creeks and have a good time. If you tie off on a tree or try to go to the bank you will be on the old shoreline. Better to go out further. If fishing, go out early, take the moddle of the day off and then go back out about 6:Pm and fish until sunset. The evenings are wonderful and pleasant after the sun sets. There is a lot of fun to be had and Blackburns has the best prices on everything. Come on down and we will not charge you too much.