Caught on the Bink's Spoon yesterday.
The lake level is 569.15 and has dropped 3-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with both generators runnimg continuously. The White River at Newport is 13.90 and dropping. The surface water temperature is 87 degrees and stable. The weather is to cool down to about normal starting today after over a week of very hot temperatures. We could get some rain this morning but it looks like most of it is going north of us. It has not rained since June 6th and we are very dry. Not much has changed concerning fishing as stripers and hybrids are going deeper with the thermocline and are on shad in around 60-ft. of water at various depths with some walleye with them. Some White Bass are on the inside of main lake points in 20-22 feet of water and more walleye are on main lake points in 20-26 feet of water. They are catching limits of crappie off my dock everyday on live minnows and small spoons. Overall spoons are the lure of choice but there are still some dragging umbrellas and live bait around. There is still some top-water bass early but most of them are small. The best bite for them is in the evening part way back in the creeks around any wood with a plastice worm or creature bait. Most of my brushpiles are still too deep but they should be just right as the thermocline drops with the water. It the current rate of generation continues they should meet at about 30-ft some time in mid to late July with a lot of fish on them. Blackburns will have a couple of cabins come open later this week so give Debbie a call at 870-492-5115 so you do not have to pay too much elsewhere. We are the best place with the best price and are closest to Mountain Home dining and shopping with a big dock in a sheltered cove good for swimming and kayaking.