Mike Eakle with a nice Norfork Lake walleye here at Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.
The lake level is 555.81 and has risen a little less than one foot after the 3-inch rain and 1-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours. They have been alternating between 1 and 1-1/2 generators since yesterday afternoon. and we are approaching the power pool again. The White River at Newport is at 7.75 feet so they are still not letting much water out anywhere near here. There has been little effect of the rain in Blackburns Area. I will check out the water clarity after the horde leaves tomorrow but it appears more stained than before from the surface. The creeks are definitely stained with the runoff but not brown. Several people caught fish yesterday but I was not one of them. We are full here at Blackburns and I have every pontoon boat that I can muster rented. Maximum effort/ Last count I had 11. We have a nice quiet group in now and everyone is showing respect for others. It took several years to get it that way but we have mostly repeat customers but had to eliminate a few. Peace and quiet and no drama. The fish that were caught were still on main lake brush in 27-30 feet at different levels of suspension. Tap bottom with the spoon and work your way up or cast a grub or jig past the brush and let it sink. Stay away from the northern most areas of the lake and everything is fine. I do not go there anyway. Come on down to Blackburns which is the home of the $59/day one bedroom cabins starting Tuesday. Why pay more? We have the best place at the best price.