Steve "Scuba" Street's BLOG


Norfork Lake Conditions and Fishing Report By Scuba Steve From Blackburns Resort and Boat rental On Norfork Lake

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Not a lot has changed except the lake is still rising and is too high for this time of year and the open water fish are feeding more heavily. They are still on the long flats where they have been for several weeks suspended in 30-60 feet of water. Some pretty good fish are in Float creek too. The level is 559+ and the surface temperature was 58.4 last evening. What we call the fall bite has not happened this year where the stripers move to the bank at night and bite on stick baits. The winter bite is when the water cools and the fish move just off the old river channel near the Bridges and Bidwell and get lethargic and harder to catch. You really have to drop the spoon on their head then. I am catching smallmouth, largemouth and crappie right in the Brush on a 1/4 ounce Firetiger Bink's spoon in 28-32 feet of water. Some good fish are on the bank just at sunset until dark and then they quit biting. Some white bass are with them but I do not care about them. I am not keeping any fish ecxept to stock a large local pond so the retirees can have some good fish to catch. We will see what this high pressure brings. I am heading out now.