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

Nice group of fellows staying at Blackburns and fishing with Bink's Guide Service. Caught this morning on the spoon.Image title

The lake level is 572.35 and is dropping a little less than 2-inches in a 24-hour period with generation over 1/2 the time. It is dry here but we have a good chance of rain for the next several days. The surface water temperature is in the mid 80's and the water is clear. The top-water bite early for bass and a few hybrids continues a little but does not last very long. After than go to the jigging spoon. Not much has changed as far as fishing goes but the lake gets busy on the weekends and will be very busy with the holiday coming up. I will be glad when it is over and then on to Labor Day. This year is going very quickly and it has been very busy so far. The area is thriving and people are really anxious to get away after being cooped up because of Covid. We have all been vaccinated here and hope you have also. We need to get it behind us. Prices are really going up on everything. Gas, lumber, insurance, taxes, fuel, food, appliances, boat parts and about everything else are making it hard to hold them low but we are doing everything we can here at Blackburns to try and keep our repeat customers and friends from paying too much while still making improvements. You can still expect to see the $59/day one bedroom cabins again this fall after Labor day for as long as we can possible hold them. Other people are steadily raising.  The lake in general is in excellent condition despite the high level and clarity remains very good for swimming and boating and fishing. Early bite is the best and at least the moon is getting smaller. People are catching a few nice crappie, several big bluegill and a few catfish along with the small stripers, a few hybrids and several bass. It is a typical late june fishing.