The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
The lake level on Monday, May 16 was 1,021.71 feet, which is nearly a foot lower than it was the previous week. Surface temperatures range from 64 to 70 degrees depending on time of day and location.
Crappie fishing is best in the headwaters of creek embayments and near large rocks, brush piles and wood structure. Crappies are hitting small doll flies, tube jigs and minnows.