Sunny and Warm For The Next Week

August 31st, 2015

Highs to be near 90 and lows in high 60’s. Still some summer left so come on down before you winterize that boat. If you already have Blackburns Resort and Boat rental has one for you to rent. The water temperature is still in the 80’s and perfect for swimming, boating and fishing. Walleye are still biting, grass is green, flowers blooming and the big pool is open. Lake level is 569.7 and dropping a little over an inch per day and is in excellent condition. Blackburns Has The best prices on both cabins and boat rentals in the Ozark Mountains and is in the most beautiful flat valley where the children have plenty of room to roam and ride their bikes. Try that from a cliff.

Nice Walleye Biting Everyday

Nice Walleye Biting Everyday

Cloudy With Some Showers This Morning

August 29th, 2015

We are getting our once a week rain with no wind. I have never seen things so green for the last of August. The average temperature for August is below average also. Surface temperature was 82 degrees last evening and the lake is in excellent condition. The level is 569 and dropping a little over an inch per day. They are keeping Newport at 12-feet no matter what for some reason nobody but the government knows and they do not have to account to anybody. It does not bother me now but I would like all of the brush piles we worked so hard putting in come into play for fall fishing. The lake is for flood control except for the raising the power pool to take into account for the put and take trout minimum flow and taking away flood capacity. How did we let that happen? Politics trump flood control. Tom Kelly reports catching some very nice walleye and I am catching them every time I get a chance to go out as is Binks. The live bait fishermen are catching a few small stripers and a few white bass but walleye is the best bite. Some bass in the late evening are being caught also. I am getting the walleye on flats in 25 feet where you would not expect them but they are nice ones right on the bottom. Big blugill and catfish are biting off the dock. The new commercial volleyball net looks great and the big playground and pool are ready for your visit. Come on down and save a lot of money on cabins and boat rental. Free boat stalls, all cabins have covered porches, we have no duplexes and we do not charge for trolling motors on pontoon boats.

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide service This Morning

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide service This Morning

Was Hearing Complaints About Only Catching Small Stripers and Hybrids on Live Bait

August 25th, 2015

I know most people do not want to do that. I have been diving for several months and it is no secret that I prefer Walleye, Crappie and catfish and bass. Get a center console boat, shad tank, throw net, down rigger and a few balloons with good locators and anybody can catch open water fish. We do not follow the birds. They are only here 1/3 the time. I left the dock at 3:10 Pm in sunny warm weather with light and variable winds. I told My employees I was going out to prove I could catch big walleye in the middle of the day and be in by 5:pm. We finished putting in the new volleyball net and a new 50-inch flat screen in # 15 and I was Off. Went to the first place and nothing. Next place three walleye with one over 4-lbs. This is the first time I have used a fishing pole since June. It is not that hard. Show me a picture of a crappie , bass or walleye. I am tired of fish that ingest their own eggs and people say they taste as good as walleye, crappie. flatheads or Kentucky Bass. A 20-lb. striper dresses out about 4-lbs but they pull hard.

I Caught 3-More in Two Hours.

I Caught 3-More in Two Hours.

August 24th, 2015

Don't Let go Of That Phone.

Don't Let go Of That Phone.

Late Summer Walleye Fishing On Norfork Lake

Late Summer Walleye Fishing On Norfork Lake

Cloudy With Light Rain This Morning

August 23rd, 2015

It is to be sunny with highs in the low 80’s for the next several days. We have had excellent weather with a rain about once a week. Just right. This is a first time in several years I have seen things so green the last of August. They have been generating for several hours in the afternoons and the lake is dropping about two inches a day and is now at 569.88. It does not need to drop any faster and the level should be just right for you fall fishermen. The brush piles that have not been in play all year will be just right in a few weeks. They have not been spearfished or fished all year and will have fish on them for sure. Fishing will pick up next month and get better and better into October when the lake will turn over for several days. This will not stop the fishing but will scatter them out with the oxygen, temperature and clarity being the same for several feet until the thermocline forms again. When this happens the bass, crappie and walleye will be much shallower and very catchable the rest of the fall and all winter. Winter bass fishing is excellent as is giant crappie fishing. White bass, striper and hybrids will be easily caught spooning in the Blackburns Resort and Boat rental area and you do not have to get up early to get them as they bite all day on cloudy days. All you need is a medium heavy 6-1/2 ft. rod with a baitcaster reel and 8-10 pound clear line and an assortment of Bink’s Jigging spoons. No need to have throw nets, shad tanks, downriggers, leaded line or troll with live bait with a half a dozen tangled up rods on board. Trolling umbrellas works well but I do not care much for it. Start planning your trip for late september, Early October and all of November now. It will be worth it and we will not charge you too much for cabins and boat rental and nothing for most boat slips and trolling motors on pontoons. All cabins are individual with no duplexes and all have large covered porches as you will learn to appreciate after not having them. The lake is in excellent condition and is ready for your visit now. We have two openings for Labor Day weekend as of now. If you wait you will have to pay much more to stay elsewhere.

Bink is catching Several Nice Walleye Now on the Spoon.

Bink is catching Several Nice Walleye Now on the Spoon.

Rain and Cooler Today

August 19th, 2015

It was getting really dry. We seem to get a rain whenever we need it avoiding storms. Hopes this holds. The lake level is 570.54 and still dropping about an inch per day. Surface water temperature is about 86 degrees and the water is clear. I am still getting some very nice walleye diving and Bink is catching everything on his spoon. He is taking out several people this week staying at the resort and we will see how they do. It looks like the rain will be gone this afternoon and sunny skies with highs in the low 80’s for several days. The overnight lows are dropping and everything is good here at Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental. We still have two openings for the Labor Day Holiday. Call 1-800-635-0526 and ask Debbie for details. Come on down and bring the children. We will not charge you too much.

Caught Yesterday Morning Fishing With Bink's Guide Service

Caught Yesterday Morning Fishing With Bink's Guide Service

WoW. Norfork Lake Is in Excellent Condition

August 16th, 2015

It is clear and clean and you only have to walk about 30-feet to get on Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental’s Big Dock. You can drive to the dock or walk with good access. Come on down. You do not have to walk up a cliff. The lake is dropping about an inch a day and the water is perfect. Call 1-800-635-0526 for your Labor Day Trip. We have just a few vacancies and have the best prices on boat rentals.

Bink is Catching The Big Walleye Now and So Is Scuba Steve

Bink is Catching The Big Walleye Now and So Is Scuba Steve

Perfect Weather Here at Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental In The Ozarks

August 14th, 2015

Highs in the 80’s and lows in the 60’s with sunshine for the next week at least. Boating, swimming and diving weather. The lake is at 571.05 and dropping about an inch per day. I found walleye again Wednesday but most of them moved again on Thursday. I was able to get two about 2-3 pounds. Most people are boating but there are a few fishermen. The lake is in excellent condition and a lot of families are getting in fun time before school starts. Blackburns Resort and Boat rental still has a few openings for Labor Day. Call to get the boat of your choice.

Caught This morning on a Bink's Jigging Spoon.

Caught This morning on a Bink's Jigging Spoon.

13 Years and Still Catching Fish.

August 12th, 2015

The Weller Group 13 Years Ago

The Weller Group 13 Years Ago

The Wellers Today. Always Happy to see Them. Nice Family and always Welcome Here.

The Wellers Today. Always Happy to see Them. Nice Family and always Welcome Here.

A Lot Changed Yesterday

August 12th, 2015

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday

The wind has moved to the north and the temperatures have cooled to a very comfortable 85 for highs and 60’s for lows. The lake changed overnight. The thermocline which did start at 23 feet on Monday and got cold at 30-feet is now warm to 30-feet and ice cold at 30. It compressed overnight. Also on Monday I saw dozens of walleye on the main lake points at 32-35 feet and yesterday they were packed up and gone. Did not even leave a small one. The visibility diminished quite a bit too with suspended particles starting to show up. I tried two good spots with same results. Just saw a few bass. Back to the drawing board. That is what makes it fun. It is much harder than pole fishing where you can get suspended fish. There are a lot of shad under my dock at 30-feet and the crappie have moved in too along with the big bluegill.