Linda Goodwin from Belleville, Illinois with some nice ones.
The lake level is 552.84 and has risen 2-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with no generation for about 32-hours. The White River is 19-feet and still dropping. We have received about 1-inch of rain here so far this morning with more coming. It has been very warm but is to get cooler next week. The water temperature is rising but it will do no good to give a number because it varies so much in the location. In general the creeks are warmer and stained water warms more quickly in the sunshine than clear water. That also varies from location to location and whether in the sun ornot. In general it is in the low 50's on the main lake in the mornings and mid 50's in the creeks in the afternoon. I am still not seeing any fish making nests or on them but the next step will be the male crappie will be moving to the creeks near the shore and getting ready to do so. Check out in the backs of Pigeon, Middle Pigeon, East Pigeon and Briar Creeks. The crappie eggs have bloodlines but are not ready to spawn yet in this area. Some walleye are moving back to this area and have finished spawning but I have not caught any big ones. The stripers are on their normal spawning places at dark now and are biting slow-retrieved suspending stick baits cranked down a few feet. Stripers are the only fish that I know off that ingest their own eggs in Norfork Lake but they do not hatch anyway. Blackburns has cabins starting at $59/day and your first boat stall is free so come on down. We will not charge you too much and there are no price increases again this year. Shop before you book.