Norfork Lake Arkansas near Mountain Home in the Ozarks Mountains Region Fishing Report and Lake Condition By Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental.

Tom Kelly with some nice ones. He is one good fisherman. Image title

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The lake level is 572.59 and has dropped 1-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with about 12-hours of running both generators. The White River at Newport is holding at 14.17 feet. Norfork is 65% full and the 4-lake system is 63% full. The lake has dropped 4.2 inches total since the crest a few days ago. It is not much but is heading in the right direction. I had a surface water temperature of 83 degrees in Blackburns Creek yesterday afternoon in the sunshine. The lake remains clear and there is less wood floating in the lake with the drop. Some is sticking to the shore and more should if levels drop and the wind picks up and blows it to the bank. Crappie continue to bite back in the creeks on brush in 26-28 feet of water casting a grub or jig past the wood and letting it sink into it. The stripers are more easily caught now with the thermocline dropping and shad dropping with it. The umbrella and live bait draggers are starting to catch some now and it should get better. The spoon will be the best lure as the thermocile drops and the stripers move deeper. I am catching some White Bass accidently fishing for bass but they are small. Beat the banks for bass early and late as there are many fry and creek minnows in the buckbrush that is submerged. About everything has spawned except for the flathead catfish and they are ready. Some Kentucky Bass spawn all summer. Bluegill fishing is good under docks on crickets. Summer is here. Blackburns still has the best place with the best price and you can off-set the high gas prices with our low cabin and boat rental prices. How much gas you use is up to you. You can make your vacation cost low here and still have a good time. The big pool with slide is very busy and you can swim off our dock and fish in the shade. We have it all and at the best price.