Fishing Report: May 11, 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!
A lot is changing here on Norfork Lake. We received two and a half inches of rain last night and this early morning raising the three day total to 3.8 inches. It sunk in until last night when the creeks started to run heavily when the ground became saturated. The level is 558.1 now and rising over an inch an hour and has come up nine inches in the last twenty four hour period. They are not generating. They always seem to quit when it rains. The significance of the rain is that the fish have moved way back in the creeks. There was a good topwater bite on the main lake and that will be much reduced but the fish will be more easily found now. With the predominately southerly wind go to the creeks where the wind is blowing into and go to the back. The color of the water does not matter. If you do not see the fish come up they are shallow so just use your top-water lure and they will come up to get it. This goes for bass, stripers, hybrids and white bass. Use a clear spook for sunny days and a white one on cloudy days. A spittin image is best for bass. Bink is out and catching big fish now using a white spook. Now is top-water time. There are a lot of fish in the buckbrush. We received no severe weather and are fortunate again. The lake in general is in excellent condition.
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Caught During This Reporting
Scuba Steve With A Nice Striper
John Kahlenbeck with a 4-lb. Smallmouth
Harvey Hall With Two 15-inch 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.