We have been in a pattern of getting scattered showers almost every evening from 3-PM to 6-Pm. Some places get over an inch and others just a couple of miles away get nothing. It has not affected the lake level very much and it is 556.64 and dropped a couple of inches in the last 24-hrs. with several hours of heavy generation. The ambient highs have been a little below normal in the Low 80’s and the lows have been right at 70. It has been very comfortable. I have been diving every morning and here is what I have seen: The thermocline starts at 22-feet, is cold at 30-feet and very cold at 40-feet. The visibility is good to 20-feet, poor from 22-28 feet and good again below 30-feet. There are a lot of fish in the poor range but they are not very big. If you can find brush at 30-feet there will be big fish on it. I saw about 50 walleye yesterday and all but two were undersized. The big ones were all in 30-feet or a little deeper with schools of Big bass and White Bass. When you see White Bass there will be walleye near-by. The crappie have temporarily eluded me but will come back later this summer. Harvey is catching them everyday and Binks is on the Hybrids and Stripers. The spooning fish will go deeper and deeper as the water warms. The creeks are stained and the main lake is fairly clear and more so as you go down stream. The lake is in excellent condition for fishing, boating and water sports and we wish you were here. We will not charge you too much.
We do not just fish here but have family fun too. It started to rain a little just when I started frying fish but all ended well. What a nice group of people we have here this week. It looks like I will have to build a annex on the pavillion by the pool. We had fun, good food and great friends. It is good to have so much flat green space for the kids and pets to run and play. Wish you were here and not paying too much elsewhere.
The rain Sunday evening was spotty but it was spotted right on Blackburns Resort and Boat rental. We got 4-inches at the resort and three inches at the dock. Last evening and night we got 1.8 inches more. This has stained the creeks with the runoff. I worked several hours smoothing out the dock road from the erosion and washed out culverts. It is pretty good now. Main lake is still fairly clear with cloudy water from 22-26 feet and pretty good visibility above and below that. The water is very cold at 30-feet but I am finding more fish are going deeper. The lake level is 556.89 and has risen a couple of inches since yesterday with 4-hours of generation. We are in a pattern of getting a rain in the afternoon about every day. Sometime at the hottest part of the day and sometimes at 6-PM. You can feel the humidity rise and see the black cloud bank in the west form just before it happens. The last two have come at 6-PM. Everything is very green. The level at Newport is at 7-feet and there is still a reluctance to generate. I went diving yesterday morning and got a couple of walleye and some white bass and crappie. I am not seeing a lot of fish. They must be out suspended in deeper water where it is difficult to get to them diving. There are some good walleye though. Bink and Harvey are catching some good fish everyday and the water temperature has stayed in the low 80’s. Things should stay the same until the heat pushes the fish down. The lake in general is in excellent condition for fishing, boating and water sports. Wish you were here.
We usually have one or two a year. Very Nice People
The level is 556.54 and is down about 5-inches in the last several days. I got a surface temperature of 84 yesterday in Blackburns Creek. The creeks are stained and the main lake has pretty good visibility with a cloudy area from 22-29 Feet. Norfork Lake is in Excellent condition for boating, fishing and swimming. It is a good time for a visit and Blackburns resort and boat rental has a couple of openings for the 3rd and 4th of July. Call 1-800-635-0526 for details. Be glad to have you.
The lake level is 556.69 and dropping with several hours of heavy generation yesterday afternoon and evening. The surface temperature is approaching 80 again with the hot weather. There is still a thermocline at 22-feet with heavy flocculant there and clear water at 30-feet. Many fish are in the 20-25 ft. depth near the bottom. Bink’s Guide service reports the stripers are starting to school and going deep. Look for them in the old creek channels where it makes a turn or swings next to the bank. The best depth right now is between 30-40 feet over 70-80 feet of water. The best Spoon is the 1-Ounce Many Shad white in color. Take time to find schools of shad before you start to fish. Find the shad find the stripers. In a few more weeks look for them 60-70 feet down in the same places over the old creek channels. This is spooning time for big stripers.
Norfork Lake Fun At Blackburns resort. Fish Fry. Kids Swimming. Making new friends, play stations , telling lies, Lake Fun. Thats what it is about at Blackburns resort and Boat Rental and at the best prices. You do not have to pay for someone else’s mortgage at Blackburns Resort. We just want everyone to have fun at the best price. We are nearly full from February until December. Come join the fun and not pay too much. We have it all it here. If you are not staying at Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental You are paying too much. Compare prices. You are not giving up anything but paying too much.
The water temperature is a little cooler than it has been for this date in recent years at 76. It should warm with the 90 degree weather. Several things are changing almost daily but the lake level has not. It is now 556.91 and has been stable for several days with a few hours of light generation. I thought the hot weather where the electricity is sold would increase generation but wrong again. The White River at Newport has dropped well below the regulation level of 12-feet. We received about 1.5 inches of rain since Sunday and everything is very green and the gardens are growing faster than I have seen in several years. There is still a single thermocline at 22-feet with cold water under. There is a flocculant forming in the warm water as usual and the water below the thermocline is clear, especially at 30-feet. I did see schools of big bass in the deeper cold water. The walleye, catfish, and crappie are at or above the thermocline on brush. There are some fish roaming but not far from the brush piles. I saw one striper but no White Bass. I got two walleye, two crappie and one catfish. Just right. It sure was fun, wish you were here. If you are not staying at Blackburns Resort you are paying too much.