The Lake Surface Temperature Has Risen to 80 Again With The Warm Weather

September 26th, 2014

The thermocline is dropping and some of the fish are scattering again and chasing shad. There are a lot of largemouth bass schooled in open water and can be seen coming up anytime of the day. Yesterday they were everywhere at 10:AM in 40-foot of water. Some of the crappie, bass and walleye have moved back off the brush to open water. The high pressure, sunny and warm weather has been persistent with more to come. For best results spend more time finding shad than fishing. It is very important. Get a good locator and learn how to use it. Earlier in the spring you can find the stripers and they will stay in the nearly same place for several days, even weeks, and you can lure them up with a top water bait before sunrise. Now they are roaming and you have to spoon them up until they push the shad to the top. It is impossible to tell when so just be ready when they do. You have to rely on your own skills now and this is why depending on the winter birds to find the fish for you will not work now as they are not here. Walleye are scattered all over the lake. I have seen some on main lake points in 32-feet of water, brush at 28-feet, and back in the creeks. I saw a big one yesterday but could not get him. The visibility is OK but not good. The water temperature stayed at 85 for several weeks, cooled a bit as the weather cooled, warmed up again in late August and Early September with the later than normal hot weather, Cooled again with the cooler nights and is now at 80 with warm days and nights keeping everything mixed up and unpredictable. I am getting some good fish but have to work harder and longer for them. Mitchell and Trish Davis are doing well and catching good ones everyday. The cold weather will come soon enough so come and enjoy the Summer-like weather, warm water, low boat traffic and prices. If you are staying at a place where you are nearly the only customer you are paying too much. Be glad to have you.

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yeaterday

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday

The Peak Time For Viewing Fall Foliage is the Last Part of October In The Mountain Home Area

September 24th, 2014

We are on schedule so far for that time. You can use Blackburns Resort and Boat rental for your Headquarters and we will help you with driving tours. You can also go to www.norfork.com for a very good report on Fall Foliage for the area. You can rent a pontoon and cruise the lake and get beautiful views, take a picknick and get in some fishing also. This is a wonderful time of year. Wish you were here. 1-Bedroom cabins are $48/day for two people. You cannot beat that anywhere and 2-3-4 bedrooms are priced accordingly. We are nearly full now so please call soon for reservations. You will like it here. Bring your pet.

Another Beautiful Day In The Ozarks With Several More To Come.

September 22nd, 2014

It is an excellent time to visit Norfork Lake. Temperatures near 80 for highs and lows in the high 50’s. Water temperatures are now dropping with the shorter days and cool nights but are still in the mid 70’s. The lake level is 549.68 and stable with a few hours of light generation in the afternoons. Joe and Beverly Kiely are back and are always welcome. Mitchell and Trish Davis from Streamwood, Illinois are also here and welcome. They went fishing with Bink and said they had a good time. Bink can catch the fish. Randy Schofield is here and we missed him. He has not been here for almost a year. I am thankful for our many returning customers. The list just keeps growing. Wish you were here. We will not charge you too much.

Trish Davis Caught Several Fishing With Bink's Guide Service. Welcome Trish and Mitchell

Trish Davis Caught Several Fishing With Bink's Guide Service. Welcome Trish and Mitchell

Trish Can Catch Bass Too.

Trish Can Catch Bass Too.

The Warm Weather is Raising The Water Temperature Again

September 21st, 2014

We had an ambient temperature of 88-degrees yesterday and I had a surface temperature near 80 last evening. The lake continues to drop with afternoon generation and is at 549.69 now. The weather is to cool just a bit to the mid 70’s with lows near 60 with mostly sunshine for the next several days. Looks good. I did not look for a thermocline but found no cool water down to 33-feet. Rule of thumb now: Crappie and Bluegill on shallow brush 18-23 feet, smallmouth and Kentucky bass on drop-offs 20-25 feet and roaming, big black bass right in deeper brush, walleye on the ends of main lake points in brush near the bottom in 32-feet. I will let you know if this changes. Good time to visit with an excellent combination of weather, fishing and low prices.

Beautiful Day Here On Norfork Lake Out Of Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental

September 20th, 2014

Blackburns Resort is nearly full but still have a couple of cabins for you. Prices for a one bedroom are $48/day for two people. Conditions could not be better and the fish are biting. John and Hunter Bornhop are here and our new friend Jack Pelc just left and he caught some very nice bass. He has already scheduled a trip later. Welcome Jack. Wish you were joining in on the fun. We will not charge you too much.

Hunter Bornhop With a Few Of This Morning's Catch. Hunter is my friend and a Fine Young Man.

Hunter Bornhop With a Few Of This Morning's Catch. Hunter is my friend and a Fine Young Man.

Pan Fish

September 18th, 2014

The Crappie, Big Redear Bluegill and Big Brim are Back To Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental Brush Piles as of Today. I guess the magic number is 75 Degrees this year. It is not always so. I went on three dives today and was amazed at the number of panfish and bass. They were everywhere and big ones too. Come on down and I will help put you where the fish are. Getting them to bite is your goal. They are not very fat and look to feed heavily. I have never seen them so thin. Must be the lower level of shad. Not sure. Come on down. We will not charge you too much.

We Received a Little Over an Inch Of Rain Yesterday and It is still Cloudy Today.

September 18th, 2014

They generated heavily for six hours yesterday and the level is still the same at 549.89 and the creeks are stained but we had little or no runoff. The main lake is not clear but appears to be so from the top. We are not too wet but just about right. Everything is very green. The walnut trees are losing their leaves rapidly and it looks like the area is still on track for a fall foliage peak the last of October. I saw a Golden Eagle near Blackburns Dock yesterday. Josh and Jenny Levart from Centerton, Arkansas are back and catching quite a few catfish. Glad to see them again. Nice people. Joe Cebula caught several walleye yesterday and lost a big one. He is spooning them on main lake points near the bottom with a white spoon with a red eye near Blackburns Resort. It is to be sunny and warm starting tomorrow and it is foggy in the mornings so be careful out on the lake. It seems every year there is a boat collision in the fog with people running blind on GPS. This has been our busiest September ever so far so come on down. We will not charge you too much. If you are staying at a place where you are nearly the only customer you are probably paying too much. Wish you were here. Surface temperature is 76 degrees. Fine for swimming and boating.

It is Cloudy and Rainy Today But Looks Good for the Weekend.

September 17th, 2014

The lake level is 549.89 and the surface temperature is 77 degrees. Scuba Steve went diving and got some good fish even though it was cloudy with diminished visibility. Joe Cebula had caught four walleye when we went by him on the water last evening and probably caught more. Kathy and Jim Macintosh from Bailey, Texas are here and caught some big fish fishing with Bink’s Guide Service. They wore out the fish and the fish wore them out. Said they had fun. They are very nice people and we are happy to have them as our friends. Blackburns resort and Boat rental has had over 2,000 repeat customers this year. Thank you. We will keep making things better without raising prices. Cabin #14 now has matching new refrigerator and kitchen stove. Looks good. We are spending money on improvements as fast as it comes in and fortunately it is still coming in. Wish you were here.

Jim Macintosh with a couple of good stripers.

Jim Macintosh with a couple of good stripers.

Jim and Kathy. Caught 10

Jim and Kathy. Caught 10

They Generated 7-Hours yesterday And Dropped the Lake to 550

September 15th, 2014

Joe says he never caught so many stripers so fast. Bink is on the stripers, hybrids and white bass every day and Harvey is catching crappie but it is not easy and Scuba Steve is getting a few crappie, walleye and white bass. This is a great time of year to just be here and the price is right.

Harvey Hall With a Couple Of Pretty Good Norfork Lake Crappie. He caught several more but said they came hard and he had to move.  870-481-5630

Harvey Hall With a Couple Of Pretty Good Norfork Lake Crappie. He caught several more but said they came hard and he had to move. 870-481-5630

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday. 870-499-7384

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday. 870-499-7384

Tom, Rich, John, Mike, Dennis Should Be Here

September 14th, 2014

Joe Cebula Caught Some Of These Today. I think he has caught every species of fish in the lake.

Joe Cebula Caught Some Of These Today. I think he has caught every species of fish in the lake.