Scuba Steve From Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental On Norfork Lake Arkansas Near Mountain Home in the Ozark Mountains Blog. (Click Here For Comments)

Crappie are not big but are keepers. Released them anyway.Image title

Mike Eakle caught most of the fish but i cannot drive his camera. Image title

The lake level is 556.45 and is back to normal. There is no surge capacity for a big rain. Lake is still stained with the constant drop but is a good color for fishing. People are catching fish in Blackburns area of the lake but not a lot of big ones. Crappie are running from 9-11 inches and stripers are small and skinny. Walleye a numerous but many are short. You have to catch 5 or 6 to get a keeper. Small stripers are around the island and white bass are in Blackburns creek. Blackburns brush piles are all holding some crappie and bluegill. Fishing is getting better. Water temperature was 82 last evening. There are lots of small bass. The total fish population is excellent.