Fishing Report: May 26, 2015
|by Scuba Steve Street - Updated about every two weeks, or as fishing conditions change.
Blackburns Resort & Boat Rental
note! If fishing conditions don't change, I don't change the report!
The lake level is 560.59 and rising very slowly with a surface temperature of 72-74 degrees with the mainlake being clear and the creeks stained good for fishing. The fish move to the creeks when there is enough rain for them to run and move back to the mainlake after a few day of little rain. Now they are 1/2 way back in the creeks in 20-25 feet of water and can be caught on a 5-inch swim bait with a 3/8 ounce jig head slow-rolled in 20-25 feet. Whites, Bass and a few stripers are together. For walleye go to mainlake cuts and cast a small crankbait that goes down at least 14-feet or use a spoon on the bottom in 20-ft. Spoons are just now starting to work again and will just get better. Go to mainlake cuts for Bluegill and use small redheaded spoons or night crawlers. Use crickets under docks. Trot lines spanning the very backs of creeks with live bluegill are best for catfish with several being caught off Blackburns Dock with night crawlers on the bottom. There are no diminished services here at Blackburns but some beach sand is covered elsewhere. You can swim off the dock, off the shore at the launch area or in our 30x60 pool. Keep a topwater lure handy as fish come up early most mornings and later in the evenings for a few minutes. Norfork Lake has avoided heavy rains and severe weather so far and we are thankful for that.
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Caught During This Reporting
Bert Gombos and Tom Kelly With a Nice Day's Catch
Scuba Steve With a Couple Of Pretty Good Crappie
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.