Steve "Scuba" Street's BLOG


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

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I went out at 2:pm and fished hard until dark. I stayed with the Bink's Fire Tiger spoon for the whole time and fished just brush. Saw some top water fish and caught one and it was a white bass. Not interested. Tried brush piles in the 25-32 feet range and caught fish on all of them. I caught three crappie about 11-inches long, then a nice warmouth and several big bluegill. Moved and caught two keeper bass. Moved again and the walleye started biting just before dark. Caught two. One short one and another 20-incher. It was a beautiful evening and the wind was light and it was 70-degrees. I do like that gold spoon when the sun is shining. It gives off several colors like a prism. You can cast it to top water fish too. The lake clarity is just right for fishing and the surface temperature was 67 degrees. Top water fishing is hit or miss and mostly luck to be in the right place. Your best chance to find it is just when the sun comes up over the hill or just after the sun goes down. I will keep trying the grub but still not getting big fish off the bank yet. I went fishing with Bink the day before and had a great time. We caught Kentucky Bass, Black Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Warmouth, walleye and a small striper all in the Black Snag area. Fishing is not great but you can catch some if you work at it.  Debbie, Susan and Steve painted the dock yesterday and it looks great. There are three full time employees doing nothing but making things better. Blackburns still has the policy of continuous improvement while keeping the lowest price on both boat and cabin rental. We have to do most of our improvements in the fall. As soon and spring first gets here we fill up and there is no time. Things are lookin good here. We also know you hate paying for boat stalls.