Steve "Scuba" Street's BLOG


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

The lake level is 570.35 and has dropped about 1-3/4 inch in the last 24-hours with generation about 60% of the time. The new news is we missed the storm and rain. We got nothing. It went way south of us and left us dry. I went down and triple tied all of the boats, tightened up the dock cables and lowered the bimini pontoon tops and am glad I did not need to. There is a good chance of pop up showers today but it is much cooler. It is to get hot again later this week with highs in the mid 90's. 90 is the normal high for this date. We need some rain badly. The lake is in good condition and clear despite the high level with a surface water temperature in the mid 80's. It is usually 90 by the first of August. The thermocline is at 25-ft. and the visibility was not the best there. There were some fish that came up this morning after the low pressure moved in and were sporatic so still keep a top-water lure handy. If not, throw that spoon at them and hop it back keeping it from sinking rapidly.  Striper fishing was a bit slower for the bigger fish but some were still caught about 50-60 feet down. Many other species are in 30-ft. near brush. Bass are still coming to the old shoreline to feed in the evenings. Some very large crappie are being caught on the spoon also in 30-ft. This is not the best time for fishing but you can catch some good ones if you know what you are doing. They are catching a lot of nice bluegill off the dock with a few crappie and catfish.