Norfork Lake Arkansas near Mountain Home in the Ozark Mountains Region fishing report and lake condition by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.

I like it when the crappie are as big as the bass. Image title

The lake level is 552.64 and has dropped 1-inch in the last 24-hours with both generators running about 4-hours. The White River at Norfork is at 3-ft. The surface water temperature was 55.5 when I went out yesterday and it was exactly the same conditions as the day before. The wind quit at 4:PM again and the fishing was slow until then and the fish started biting for a few minute at sunset. Nice fish, low numbers. It is warming a little today and to get warmer as the week progresses and then another cold front. Here is the progression. Hight pressure sets in after a windy cold front with slow fishing right after. The longer the high pressure stays the better the fishing gets. It clouds up and the fishing is the best until right after the rain and wind with the new cold front comes in folowed by clear skies This happens over and over all winter. Personally I like to fish during the hardest times when most people cannot catch fish. This is when you have to drop the spoon right on their heads and get reaction strikes. You do not catch high numbers but can get some very large fish. Trollers have a very hard time during this period. What you will see many times is when you drop your spoon it just quits dropping before you hit the bottom. Either your reel is frozen up or a fish has kept it from falling. Set the hook. Do not have your rod high when the lure is dropping otherwise you will not have enough to set the hook and miss the fish. Do not miss any as there will not be very many chances. I really like to catch fish when others are having a hard time. I do not fish for high numbers anyway. This is a good time for peace and quiet. No wake boats and no jet skis. The phone is ringing. No, we are not for sale, closed or on vacation. We are busy making improvements on the resort and are open all year.