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.

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The lake level is 568.93 and has dropped 2-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours with no generation all night and just one running so far this morning. The White River at Newport is 14.20 and rising. The weather has cooled down and it is very comfortable and the wind shifted to from the north yesterday. We have not had any rain for three weeks. The surface water is 87-degrees and has not changed very much in several days but the water clarity has diminished but looks clear from the surface. Diving conditions have deterioated like they normally do this time of year with the mud line forming just before the thermocline and that is where most of the fish are except for the stripers and some walleye which always go deep as the water warms. I do not know what the dissolved oxygen situation is now but it is not normally an issure this early in the year. There are still several walleye in 24-26 ft. of water near the bottom on main lake points. I do not have very many fishermen in now as most are family vacations with some fishing and catching off the dock. It is just at the right depth for crappie, bluegill and catfish. Boating and swimming conditions are just right and people are having a good time on the lake and in the pool. It has been a good summer so far with a lot more to come. Come on down to Blackburns. We will not charge you too much. You can save about what the gas price increases are with the low prices on both cabins and boat rentals. If you are already here stop by on your way home and check out Blackburns. We are proud of it.