Norfork Lake Fishing Report By Scuba Steve From Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental

The weather is in the 80's and the surface temperature is still in the low 70's and the lake is still dropping. We need rain bad and should get some Friday. I do not know what to say about the fall foliage now. It is still on schedule for peak the last of October but the colors do not seem to be as brilliant as usual. The rain could change that. I went fishing last evening and never left Blackburns Creek and caught crappie, catfish and white bass all on 1/4 ounce Bink's spoon on brush. Not a lot but some pretty good ones. I am looking for big black bass to move in but have not found them yet. They are still in open water. Reports that the fish have moved to the bank are premature. I caught all of my fish near 30-feet of water and all on brush near the bottom. A lot of fish were suspended over the brush but I was not after them. Crappie and bluegill. This is a good year for big bluegill. Joe Cebula from Olatha, Kansas is back and catching fish as usual. He caught three nice stripers just north of Cranfield Island on a spoon in 40-feet in the middle of the creek in one hour. Had to get back for the Royals game. He brought me a blue hat as my red one is out of date. Image title Welcome back Joe. Rich is missing out. Hope he likes Florida. I do not.