We Are Getting a Lot Of Calls Asking If the Pool is Open

May 12th, 2015

Yes it is and the grass is mowed too. Come on down. Plenty of room. Not huddled up on a hillside here. Tom Anderson is Here and caught some good stripers yesterday. Welcome Tom.

30x60 Pool With Slide

30x60 Pool With Slide

Ready For You.

Ready For You.

Yard Looks Pretty good. Basketball, Baseball, soccer Volleyball.

Yard Looks Pretty good. Basketball, Baseball, soccer Volleyball.

We Received Two and one half inches of Rain Last Night and Early This Morning.

May 11th, 2015

It cleared up last evening about 5:30 just in time to go fishing and then rained all night. We have not been rained out all day yet. The lake level is 558.12 and has risen nine inches in the last 24-Hours. It is rising about 1-1/2 inch an hour now after the rain has stopped. Should be sunny for the next couple of days. We have received 3.8 inches in the last three days but no severe weather. It all sunk in until yesterday when the ground became saturated and the creeks are running hard now. John and Debbie Shreeves are back From Nebraska and John has caught some good stripers and catfish. John and Debbie Welcome. Bink reports he is out now and catching stripers. They are hitting top-water spooks as we speak. The rain has moved them back into the creeks shallow. The main lake bite has moved. Go clear back into the creeks that the wind is blowing into. They are shallow so use your top-water lure even if you do not see them coming up. They will move up to get it. This goes for bass too. They quit generating when the rain started and I expect the level to rise another foot unless they start. This is good for fishing.

11-inch long 6-inch wide Bluegill. Big.

11-inch long 6-inch wide Bluegill. Big.

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday

It is Sunny Now But More rain Is Expected For This Afternoon

May 10th, 2015

The rain has been coming at night and has not interrupted fishing much. We received 0.6 inches last night and it has sunk in. It is not too wet here. The lake level is 557.3 and is exactly what it was 24-hours ago and there has been no generation since 9:Pm last night. Jim and Marlene Lesniewski and her brother Richard are back and welcome. They report catching some good crappie in the Pigeon Creek area but it is not easy. Jim has been coming here for over 50-years and they are always welcome. Kent and Sheila Myers are back and are good friends of Jim and Marlene. They said they miss the Duggers. David Heil is also back and has been coming here for several years also. Welcome Heils. It is good to have so many repeat customers who are like family. That is why we try to keep our prices low. It is almost like we are personally hurting them if we raise prices. Loyalty goes both ways. The yard is mowed, the pool is almost full and birds and wildlife are everywhere. I fed the roadrunners all winter down by the dock and they are still here. Come on down. We will not charge you too much. Fishing has not changed but catfish are back in the creeks.

Caught This Morning Fishing With Bink's Guide Service.

Caught This Morning Fishing With Bink's Guide Service.

Thunderstorm Last Night But Finished Before Morning Fishing

May 9th, 2015

We received 0.7 inches of rain and most of it sunk in. The lake has lowered to 557.32 and is in good condition. We are expecting more rain this afternoon and night. Very little fishing time has been interrupted and some good fish are being brought in. Our average rainfall for May is 4.84 inches. We have been fortunate to miss the big rains that have hit Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska so far and everything is good. We will see what happens the next 24 hours. A little more rain will not hurt anything. Fish a single spin on sunny days with wind and the rest of the time use a swim bait keeping a top-water lure ready.  Small deep diving crank baits bumping the bottom on secondary points is working for walleye. Not much has changed. We are ready for your visit here at Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental and will not charge you too much. Free boat stalls and trolling motors on Pontoons. If you are having trouble catching fish on Greers Ferry Lake, come on up to Norfork. The fish are biting. Pool is filling and the kids will like it for your Memorial Day visit.

We Received a Thundershower Early This Morning

May 8th, 2015

It rained 1/2 inch and it was badly needed. It looks like more is on the way. It really greened things up. The lake level has dropped to 557.44 and is in good condition. The top water bite is in full swing and people are having fun catching black bass, hybrids and stripers. Crappie fishing is fair and they are scattered and roaming. Most fish on brush are spawned out females. Catfishing is picking up on small bluegills and big bluegills are finally starting to bite. Fishing is good in Blackburn’s creek so you can dodge the showers and not be very far from the shed. Highs are to be in the 80’s. May has the best combination of weather, fishing and prices. You will not pay too much here.

Caught This Morning On Top Water Fishing With Bink's Guide Service

Caught This Morning On Top Water Fishing With Bink's Guide Service

Lower Pressure is Moving In and The Fish Are Biting

May 6th, 2015

The lake level is 557.76 and dropping and they have cut back on generation. When they do generate they are running both generators now that the second one is back on line. They schedule the maintenance on them during the spring when the rainfall is the highest. Go figure. The Davis brothers are back and catching fish. They are working the point 6 area. Joe Cebula is catching good fish every evening and morning still using the paddle-tailed swim bait and spook. The Martin group are dogging crappie and have found them. Blackburns Resort and Boat rental is full now of repeat customers and we appreciate you. We have two openings starting Friday. Come On Down. We will not charge you too much. 1-Bedroom Cabins are still $48/day for two people. The lake is stained just right and is not as clear as normal. We are in the middle of top-water season and most people are catching fish. Get out early before sunrise and fish until about 11:Am and take the middle of the day off and go out again about 5:30 PM to get both bites. Some fish are caught during the day but not nearly as many. Blackburns does not send you elsewhere to get fishing licenses. We have them right in the office and live bait too. This is the time. img_5355

The Martin Boys. Ice Fish, Snowman and Polar Bear. Sounds like they are from Hawaii.

The Martin Boys. Ice Fish, Snowman and Polar Bear. Sounds like they are from Hawaii.

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These Guys Have a Lot of Fun and We are always glad to see them

These Guys Have a Lot of Fun and We are always glad to see them

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Nice Crappie

Nice Crappie

Harvey Hall Just got In And Caught Some Big Crappie

May 4th, 2015

They were all females and all had spawned. He caught them on his balance pole straight down in 18-20 feet of water on brush. He reports big fish but not high numbers. He is working hard for the fish and they are not easy. This is a weird year for panfish. Bluegill should be all over Blackburns dock and stay there but they move in and then out again. He caught some white bass on the same brush.

Harvey Hall With Some Nice Norfork Lake crappie. Caught more too.

Harvey Hall With Some Nice Norfork Lake crappie. Caught more too.

It is To Be Sunny and in the 80’s For Several Days

May 4th, 2015

The lake has dropped to 557.94 and is at a very good level. It is still dropping about 1-1/2 inches a day. We are finally getting some southerly winds. It is getting a little dry here and we could use some rain. We had average rainfall for April and are 4-inches above average for the year. The Martins caught several crappie but not as many as normal. They will find them. Stripers and walleye are still biting in the early mornings and evenings and bass are coming up. I will check out the catfish later. Conditions are good and Blackburns has one cabin open. Come on down. I will fill the pool after the paint cures a bit. Had to water the garden. There is still quite a bit of pollen but it is getting better. Lots of birds and wild animals.

Another Beautiful Day In The Ozarks.

May 2nd, 2015

Sunny, light winds and highs in the 70’s. The high pressure and cool nights are creating foggy conditions in the mornings. It burns off with the sun. The lake is dropping about an inch and a half in a 24 hour period with continuous generation and is 558.12 and is stained with pollen. The surface temperature is very slow warming up and varies several degrees from morning to evening. There are a lot of fish in the buckbrush. ¬†Joe Cebula is having good luck fishing paddle-tailed swim baits on jig heads while watching for top water action and being ready with a clear spook. They are extremely effective on clear days when they glisten in the light. Walleye, Kentucky Bass, Stripers, White Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Hybrid Stripers were all brought in this morning. Pan fishing is a little slow but the Martin Boys just got here and they will find them. Best times to fish. 7:AM and 7:PM. Try Rattle traps a little and single spin with gold blade. Debbie and crew finished painting the pool and it looks great. It is up to me now.

Beautiful Weather

May 1st, 2015

There is absolutely no flood threats in this area. The lake is in perfect condition. You can go to Blackburns Dock and step on the walkway. Fish are biting, weather in the 70’s, No mosquitoes, Set in Front of your individual cabin with a covered porch with no trailer duplexes and do not pay for boat stalls. 1-800-635-0526 We have just a few openings.