Fishing Report: May 16, 2013
|by Scuba Steve Street - Updated about every two weeks, or as fishing conditions change.
note! If fishing conditions don't change, I don't change the report!
The warm weather has brought
the surface temperature up to over 70 degrees and the spring top water bite has started
for bass, stripers and hybrids. There is a good fish population! The Norfork lake level is
558.71 and is up in the buck brush. Most fish have spawned with several guarding fry. Some
near trophy sized hybrids and walleye are being brought in everyday. The water color is
stained green in some creeks and pretty clear on the main lake. Much clearer than last
year. Norfork lake in general is in excellent condition. Crappie fishing is fair to good
with more smaller fish than normal being caught but also some in the 16-17 inch range.
Catfishing is fair on trotlines baited with sunfish and the bait of choice for bass and
walleye is soft plastic jerk baits. There is a pretty good bite also just at dark for
stripers and walleye on the flats.
For Additional Current Norfork Lake Fishing Conditions
Visit Steve's Fishing & Resort Blog.
Blackburns Resort is open all year and
has a boat just ready for you to rent.
|Caught During This Reporting
Scuba Steve with a 5-lb. bass
Ron Adams from West Plaines, MO
with two 14-lb. hybrid stripers.
Thanks for reading. Until next
time here's wishing you tight lines and broken rods!
Scuba Steve Street
About This Report
My Norfork Lake fishing report is a combination of current fishing action experienced by
Harvey Hall from Hard Times Crappie Guide Service, myself, and Darrel Binkley from Bink's
Guide Service. Harvey is a very knowledgeable crappie guide on Norfork Lake. Darrell
Binkley does not guide for crappie, but he does catch several big ones. By having Harvey
and Darrell contribute to my report, I can give you the best Norfork Lake fishing report
possible. These two experienced guides, along with myself "Scuba Steve", are
among the best fishermen on Norfork Lake. All three of us go fishing nearly every day all
year, and how we catch fish is shared in this report.
About Steve Street
From 1977 to 1995 Steve fished Norfork Lake on vacation trips. In 1995 he purchased
Blackburn's Resort, and from then on he has fished Norfork almost daily. But Steve's
fishing activity is not limited to the surface. He is also an avid scuba diver and
spearfisherman. For several months each year Steve spends as much time fishing underwater
as he does fishing from the lake surface. Steve does not conduct guided fishing trips, but
he does give fishing tips to his resort guests.
About Darrell Binks
Darrell has been a professional guide on
Norfork Lake since 1992. He is famous for a spoon lure he developed, the "Bink's
Spoon", which is one of the most effective baits for fishing Norfork. Articles about
Darrell and his fishing abilities have appeared in many issues of America's best known
fishing magazines. Darrell has also appeared on several TV fishing shows featuring Norfork
Lake's famous striper fishing.
Phone Darrell at Bink's Guide Service 870-499-7384 - email@example.com
About Harvey Hall
Locals and visiting fishermen alike agree that few people catch as many big crappie as
Harvey Hall, who has been a pro guide on Norfork Lake since 1992. If crappie are biting,
Harvey will catch them in just about any water condition. In fact Harvey has made such a
good reputation for himself as a crappie fisherman he named his business after it -
"Hard Times Crappie Guide". Phone Harvey at 870-481-5630.