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.

Bink caught some nice ones yesterday. Image title

The lake level is 567.72 and has dropped 3-1/3rd inches in the last 24-hours with both generators running about 1/2 the time and one the rest of the time. We are about 14-feet higher than we should be at this time of year but more launching and parking is opening up. The water has dropped about 5-1/2 feet from it's high on June 6th which was our last rain. We received less than 1/2 inch of rain for the month of June and it is very dry. The lake remains in good condition for boating, swimming and fishing with a surface water temperature of 85-degrees. The water is clear down to about 12-feet, gets cloudy from there down to about 26-feet and then clears again below the thermocline in the cold water. The visibility is not good at 20-feet where a lot of fish are located especially Kentucky Bass, walleye and Bluegill. A lot of fry of different species in big schools are showing up in the warm water providing for a lot of food for bass. There was a school of White Bass coming up near the second pier from the south on the 101 bridge yesterday afternoon and some stripers also in the area. It is getting fished heavily with trollers and spooners. Bink is catching stripers and big hybrids from 50-80 feet of water near the bottom on his 1-ounce many shad spoon in the deeper water and the 1/2 ounce in the 50-ft. Find the fish and drop it on their heads. If you happen to see fish coming up throw the spoon just past them and hop it to keep it from sinking too fast. Some walleye are still on main lake points in 20-26 feet of water just off the bottom. Striper and hybrid fishing is the best right now but always is this time of year. They are easily caught at this time.