The surface temperature is 76 and the lake level is dropping very slowly. Grevengoeds from Paw Paw are back and catching some giant fish. They catch bigger ones every time they return. They like dogging those stripers as do a lot of people. They had one yesterday at over 30-lbs. (Picture to follow). I went fishing for a while and caught exactly the same thing as the day before. Walleye, bass and smallmouth. Kentucky bass are pretty easily caught. White bass are schooled and in creeks in about 25 feet of water. Norfork Lake is in excellent condition. Bink is on the Walleye.
We received about 1.3 inches of rain in the two day period. The sun is shining now with highs to be near 80 for the next several days. The lake surface temperature is in the low to mid 70’s and the water is clear. The lake level is still at 558.87 and pretty stable with just a little generation in the afternoon. Conditions are just about perfect for swimming, boating and scuba diving. Blackburns still has pontoon and bass boats available and two cottages. Would be glad to have you.
The ground was pretty dry and soaked up most of the water. It is raining now. We have one more day to go before this goes away. It looks to be very nice starting tomorrow and lasting through the weekend. All we can do is count our blessings and pray for the less fortunate areas. The lake level is 558.86 and there is still very little generation. They have been holding Norfork back for weeks. Surface temperature is in the mid 70’s and the lake is still pretty clear. There is a good top water bite in the mornings and bass fishing is good all day on cloudy days. See you this weekend.
I do not know what is going to happen tomorrow but we have been fortunate so far. We have so many friends in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri that are having a bad time.We hope everyone is alright. Fishing is not very important when your friends’ property is blowing away. We just had a cancellation for two cottages where people had property damage from weather. Blackburns is usually the first resort to fill up for holidays due to our low prices on both cottages and boat rentals. Call Debbie at 800-635-0526 to get a last minute reservation. We will be glad to have you. It is very nice here and the price is right. The fish are biting.
The lake level is the same with just a minimum amount of generation to take out what the river is putting in. They are keeping it at this level for some reason. The Mississippi and White rivers have gone down steadily for several days. Our average rainfall for the month is just under 5 inches and we have received 0.6 and we do not need any big ones especially with wind. November is the month when we usually get the most rain. The weather has been beautiful with highs in the 80’s and lows in the 60’s. The fishing has slowed a bit but is still pretty good and the surface temperature has stayed in the lower 70’s for a while. There are still several fish on the banks, on the long flats, some in open water on shad, some in the buck brush and some on brush piles. Creature baits, super flukes and some kind of top water lure are working the best. The fish are coming up most mornings near Blackburns. We still have a couple of cottages open for this weekend. Please compare our prices so you do not pay too much.
We received 0.3 of gentle slow rain with no thunder or wind. It was starting to get a little dry here. We have only had about 0.6 all month of May. The lake level is still 558.78 with very little generation. It is a good thing we have not had big rains with them not letting much out for weeks. The lake is in excellent condition with a surface temperature near 70 and people are swimming and skiing already. There is a very good top water bite early in the morning for stripers and hybrids and bass. Crappie are fair on brush and catfishing fair to good with some good fish taken everyday. Many fish are still in the buck brush. The weather looks to be warm from now on out with more rain next week. This weekend looks excellent.