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.

Beautiful Day With Highs in The 70’s With Light Winds.

May 1st, 2015

Lake level has dropped to 558.35 and several big fish were brought in this Morning Fishing Top Water. You top water guys need to get on down here. We will not charge you too much. They are running one generator continuously now with Newport below 14 feet.

Look At The Size Of The Striper Tom Kelly Just Brought In. Caught More Too.

Look At The Size Of The Striper Tom Kelly Just Brought In. Caught More Too.

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

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

Good Bite This Morning

April 30th, 2015

Ricky Bogs and Corey Cullen From Denver, Colorado Are Back and Had a Good Morning. Welcome Ricky and Corey. Good to see you Again.

Ricky Bogs and Corey Cullen From Denver, Colorado Are Back and Had a Good Morning. Welcome Ricky and Corey. Good to see you Again.

Beautiful Weather For The Next Week. Come On Down

April 30th, 2015

The lake level is 558.46 and has dropped 1-1/2 Inches in the 24 hour period. Debbie and Susan are painting the pool today. We paint it every year to keep it looking fresh. We try to be the first in the area to have it open. It is 30×60 with a baby pool section and slide and is next to the Big pavillion and playground. Good setup. It is nice to have a flat activity area and not on a steep hillside and be able to walk or ride a bike to the dock which is 1/3 mile away with parking and boat launch. A free boat stall comes with your cabin unless you bring your own pontoon. We have 9 of them to rent. One bedroom cabins are still $48/day for two people with 2,3,4 Bedrooms prices accordingly. Blackburns has the best prices on both boat rentals and cabins of any major resort on Norfork lake and is closest to Mountain Home, dining and shopping. Good fishing is very close.

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service This Morning. Bink has a brand New Boat for your Fishing Pleasure.

Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service This Morning. Bink has a brand New Boat for your Fishing Pleasure.

The Top Water Bite is On Both Morning and Evening. Now is the time.

April 29th, 2015

Billy Springer is here with Jack Garrett, Joe Cebula is back and Tom Kelly was here this morning and all are catching fish. Tom says you can catch as many top water bass as you want. Joe cebula caught 16 stripers from 6:30 PM to 8:pm last evening and some big ones this morning. It is to be sunny and warm for the next week so come on down. We will not charge you too much. The lake level has dropped just a bit to 558.6 and they are running one generator most of the time. The creeks are clearing and the lake in general is in excellent condition. You can drive to Blackburns dock and step right on and the boat launch is at a perfect level. I bought gravel and graded the dock road so it is better. The county has discontinued service on the road for some reason but my taxes have not gone down. Government. You got to love it from top to bottom. The lawn is mowed, grass is green, flowers are blooming, garden is growing, sun is shining and the fish are biting. Does not get any better than that. It is pretty nice here on Norfork Lake.

Caught This Morning by Billy Springer fishing with Jack Garrett

Caught This Morning by Billy Springer fishing with Jack Garrett

Joe Cebula Caught 16 of these Last Evening on Top water.

Joe Cebula Caught 16 of these Last Evening on Top water.

Joe cebula With One Of This Morning's Catch. Eat your heart out Rich Depuy.

Joe cebula With One Of This Morning's Catch. Eat your heart out Rich Depuy.

Another Boat Added To Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental Fleet. Pontoon #9.

April 28th, 2015

28 Foot Aloha Pontoon With Sunning Tower. Perfect for the large family. Very Nice Boat With a 115HP Yamaha 4-Stroke Engine. New furniture ready for you to rent. Call Debbie at 1-800-635-0526 for details. This is a rare find for any resort rental. We have 8 other pontoons available to fit most any needs and at much lower rates than Marinas. (Note Corps of Engineers rule.) You must be a resort guest to rent a boat from us but we have 28 to choose from.100_1053100_1052img_0076img_0072img_0077

If You are Staying At A Place Where You are Nearly The Only Customer Your Are For Sure Paying Way Too Much.

April 27th, 2015

We will help you find fish with the best professionals.

Cool Again Today and It is very slow warming up this year.

April 27th, 2015

The surface temperature is steady in the mid 60’s. The lake level is at 558.71 and steady and they need to let more out. The lake is in excellent condition but we have been very fortunate to have avoided most of the heavy rains and the lake has not risen much but with little help from the people doing the generation schedule. The level at Newport is below 16 feet and they have drastically reduced the amount of discharge there. There is plenty of room to adjust Norfork Lower to give us a cushion. Do not expect much do not get much. I just talked to Harvey Hall and he has been fishing a lot and reports getting 12- keeper crappie his last time out. He is using both his balance pole and slip floats and working hard for them. Some fish have not spawned yet and some have. Fish both shallow brush and the banks in East pigeon Red Bank area. Bass are the best bite with some good smallmouth showing up. Top water bass and white bass are happening most mornings. Come on down We will not charge you too much. We have customers working construction, looking for real estate, sight seeing and fishing. It is a good mix. This has been the best year for boat rentals ever. Thank you. Bink reports the Hybrid Stripers are coming up in the mornings big time in Float creek, Panther Creek and Fall Creek 2/3 way back. They have moved out from the back into deeper water. Bass are in the buck brush. Many short walleye are still being caught on secondary points in 15-20 feet with about one in ten being keepers.

Cloudy and Cool Today And the Wind Laid Down about 4:30 PM

April 26th, 2015

The water temperature is still 65 and the level is 558.72 and stable. Kahlenbecks And Bart Smith just left and it was good to see them again. We like repeat customers here at Blackburns and have a lot of them. Bink got his new boat in yesterday and is catching stripers and Hybrids already. It is good to have him healthy and on the water again. Call 870-499-7384 for a guided trip. You do not troll around with live bait with several lines in the water or watch a balloon and have someone hand you a rod. You cast for them yourself with artificial bait and bring them in yourself and the next day you can do the same thing without any special equipment. Just like bass fishing. We are getting into prime top water bite time for stripers, Hybrids, White Bass and Bass. Come on down. We will not charge you too much.

Nice Hybrid Striper Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday.

Nice Hybrid Striper Caught Fishing With Bink's Guide Service Yesterday.

Not Sure what kind Of Fish This Is But It Got Released anyway. Good to see all of you again.

Not Sure what kind Of Fish This Is But It Got Released anyway. Good to see all of you again.

We Received Over an Inch Of Rain This Morning

April 24th, 2015

Much of it sunk in but the creeks are running just a bit. The lake has risen to 558.62 or about an inch so far. There is to be more tonight and then very warm for Saturday. Get out there before sunrise or at 6:30 Am and watch for the top water bite while working a creature bait for smallmouth or a spinner bait for black bass or a small crankbait for walleye or a nose weighted Fluke for everything. Keep a clear spook ready for clear mornings and a spittin image on cloudy or rainy ones. The topwater bite will get longer and longer until mid to late May and starts just before the sun comes up. Panther and Fall creeks are good places for top water stripers and Twin Coves for Bass. Stop by and check out Blackburns. There is no sense paying too much.

Spinner Bait Fishing For Bass On Norfork Lake

Spinner Bait Fishing For Bass On Norfork Lake