Norfork Lake fishing and lake conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat rental (click here for comments)

The lake level is 546.98 and dropping quickly with heavy generation. They just quit for the day. I had 41.7 degree surface temperature at my dock today but it is only in 11 feet of water. I did not check the main lake. It is usually at least two degrees higher in the main lake deeper water.  The snow brought it down faster than just the cold weather. We received about 5-6 inches total and it is very cold. It is to warm to near 60 for the weekend with some rain. Bink lives just below the dam and says there are no birds there indicating no dead shad coming through and like I said they have been generating heavily.  Some smaller shad should be getting lethargic though. I will be out there just as soon as the high temperature is above 32 and let you know. Should be soon.