Sunny and Hot on Norfork Lake

The lake level is 570.03 and rising much more slowly. The surface temperature is 87 degrees and the lake is high but in good condition. There is some floating debris so I do not recommend boating after dark. It is not a lot but enough to ruin your prop if you do not pay attention. The striper fishing continues to be good over the old river channels and they vary in depth but you can find them easily with a good locator. Drop a spoon right on their head. Bink caught a 41-lb. and 31-lb. this morning on his Many Shad Spoon. You can still drive or walk to Blackburns Dock and park on the side of the road and walk about 40-ft. to the dock. We are recommending customers launch their boats at Panther Bay and drive them to Blackburns Dock. A lot of people do not have launching capabilities anyway. We have a big crowd and a lot of nice people. Come on down. We are in the dog days of summer and it is very warm.