The lake level is 573.31 and dropping slowly. The level at Newport is below 12-feet and there is no excuse for not letting out more water to open up some of the day use areas. It is too late to plant soybeans and they are protecting nothing down stream. The army needs to get out of dam management and protect our country. The rules need to be reviewed and favortisms like protecting Branson at other people's cost need to be changed. It is all about the money. The Lou Lattray family is here and I hope they are having fun. They are always welcome. Lou is catchiung some nice bass. The Schuler group are boating long hours and are also welcome. They like hot weather and I am glad they are getting it. Boating conditions are excellent. Blackburns has a couple of openings and you can call debbie at 870-492-5115 for last minute reservations. We will not charge you too much.