Norfork Lake Arkansas near Mountain Home in the Ozark Mountains Region Fishing Report and Lake Conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.

Caught fishing with Bink's Guide Service yesterday. Image title

The lake level is 553.41 and has dropped over 1-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours beginning in the evening and then again this morning. The White River at Newport is 19.75 feet and shows what they can do if they want to. Electricity must be needed somewhere. The wind was brutal from the north yesterday with almost white caps in Blackburns Creek which is unusual. It was worse on the main lake so I did not stay out very long. The ambient temperature was in the low 40's but the wind chill was very cold.  When I tried to get out of the wind it was swirling and following the river channel. I caught one smallmouth bass and that was it. Several of our customers were out there all day and caught some fish including hybrid stripers and bass and said it was better than where they come from. One group was from Remus, Michigan, another from Sandwich, Illinois and another just got here from Northern Wisconsin. I promised them better weather today and will show them some good crappie places. They were not complaining and said it was better here than where they came from. The cold front has come on through now and it is sunny. It got down to 19 last night but the lows are to get above freezing again starting tomorrow. The sunshine and light winds are making conditions much better already. The cold fronts just keep coming through but it is winter. Bink is still fishing deep water on temperate bass and catching some good ones on his spoon. The wind blew the brown water into the creek and the color is just like after a big rain and we have had just a very little since the 3-inch one on January 2nd.  In the winter if the color changes it is usually just a different shade of green. Open water fishermen are finding temperate bass and black bass on shad using the spoon but it is hard to stay on them in the wind. Should be much better today.