We are very dry here and need rain bad. The lake level is 550.61 and has dropped 3.67 feet in just over a month. That is pretty fast. I am still happy with this level. Game and fish stocked 40,900 Hybrid Stripers in Norfork Lake in July. They do very well here and fight as hard pound per pound of any fish I know of. The surface temperature is 89 degrees and is as high as it has been all year. I went diving yesterday morning and the visibility is diminishing rapidly with algae bloom getting pretty bad. I had to take two long dives to get two walleye and three white bass. I will try moving further south to see if the visibility is better. Everything is moving deeper now but there are still some good sized bass right in the brush piles at 28-31 feet. Smaller fish including smallmouth and Kentuckys are shallower. I am seeing no catfish or crappie yet. It looks like they will move in later rather than earlier depending on how fast the water cools and clears. Bink is on the big stripers and hybrids right now and it is a good time to take a guided trip if you want them. Big crowd this weekend with lots of boats rented. Wish you were here. Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental goes on winter rates next week where you can get a 1-bedroom cabin for $48/day for two people and a 2-bedroom cabin for $60/day for four. Three bedroom and four bedrooms are priced accordingly. There is no other place that even comes close. We want to keep our many repeat customers and attract new ones. If you are staying at a place where you are nearly the only customer you are probably paying too much.
The Temperatures Have Dropped Somewhat and are to Be in The High 80’s For The Weekend With a Chance of Rain.August 28th, 2014
The lake level continues to drop with several hours of generation in the afternoons and evenings. It is now 551.16 and is at it’s lowest level in months but still not too low. The successful fishermen are going out before sunrise for stripers. hybrids and white bass and again after dark with black lights, florescent line and salt craws for bass. The flats outside Blackburns Resort and Boat rental on Mallard point had about all of the fishing boats on the lake there yesterday early. Most were spooning. Most of the people at Blackburns now are enjoying the pool and swimming off pontoons. Better than staying at home. It is hot and we have the best place to beat it. It should cool off a bit on Tuesday. There is a non-stop line of kids going down the slide and the pool is busy well into the night. The pool is 30×60 and is 2-1/4 times as big as a 20×40 one. The pavillion has shuffleboard and ping pong. Bink is still on the striper and Scuba Steve is still getting walleye and white bass. Wish you were here.
Big Pool With Slide, Pontoon boat rental, Swimming Off Dock better than staying at home indoors. Cools down to low 70’s at night for poolside fun. Fishing off dock. Come on down. We will not charge you too much. Lake is still dropping and surface temperature is 87 which is perfect for swimming and diving. Wish you were here. We are not full but approaching so and would like you to join the fun. Every time a cabin is empty we are making improvements on it. No price increases again for next year.
Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental Continues It’s Policy of Continuous Improvement Without Raising Prices.August 20th, 2014
We want to reward our many repeat customers by making things better for them without charging them more. The new roof is just about finished on Cabin #12 and a new Sealy king mattress and box spring is to be installed in the Honeymoon Cabin #3 later this week. The lake level is dropping with heavy generation in the afternoon and evening and is now at 551.69. The surface temperature is rising again and is 87 degrees with the hot weather. The White bass have moved out of my favorite fishing spots but the walleye are still there. Bink is on the stripers and hybrids. Lake visibility is deteriorating just a bit but is still good. I am seeing very few crappie.
This is an excellent time to get in some boating before fall. The lake level is 552 and it looks like they are trying to keep it there with little generation despite the hot weather where they sell the electricity. I like this level. People are sure catching a lot of Stripers, Hybrid Stripers, White Bass and Walleye. Mostly in the early morning. Trolling umbrellas and vertical jigging spoons for Stripers and Hybrids, trolling crank baits and jigging spoons for walleye trolling rooster tails and spoons are best for white bass. The kids are sure having fun playing in the big pool with slide. Wish you were here. If you are not staying at Blackburns Resort and Boat rental you are paying too much.
Everything is about the same except fishing is getting better and better. White Bass, Hybrids, Stripers and walleye are the Best Bite. Early morning before sunrise is the best time.