Scuba Steve with his best ones.
The lake level is 553.38 and has risen 1.2 inches in the last 24-hours with one generator running for about 6-hours. The White River at Newport is 15.05 feet so they are letting out more water than most any time this winter. The surface water temperature was just under 47-degrees when I came in at dark last evening. Visibility has diminished just a little and I could see my lure down only 3-4 feet but the skies were very cloudy. The wind layed a little and fishing conditions were pretty good but fishing was not the best. I caught a couple of nice crappie and a bass in about two hours of fishing. It is about as tough as it gets for me but Bink is still catching several white bass and small hybrids in the same place as he was three weeks ago in 55-ft. of water on the bottom with his 1/4 ounce spoon. White seems to be the best color. The late evening bite for crappie is gone and I will try earlier in the afternoon. They usually do not like the sunshine but we have not has much of that lately. It looks like we will miss most of the ice coming tonight and tomorrow with some wintry mix but some ice is coming on Thursday. It does not look like it will be the best weather next week. Some places could get significant ice somewhere in Arkansas. It would be the best to postpone any fishing trips until the weekend. I will be out there and let you know what is happening. You can get my Norfork Lake Condition Report on KTLO Radio 97.9 FM on Tuesday and Friday at 8:18 AM and 1:18PM if you are unable to read this blog.